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Title VK2 (swords) award document, Uffz. Petry
Nationality German
Period 1942
Price £100.00

This document (21 x 14.75cm) commemorates the fighting in the new year/spring of 1942 to notify this NCO that he had been awarded the VK2 with swords. It appears to be personally signed by Generaloberst von Kleist, commander of 1st Panzerarmee. It is franked with the headquarters seal for the 1st Panzerarmee.

The unit on the document is: 'Bew[bewaffnete].Nachsch[u]b.St[affel].f[ur].Ersatzteile Nr. 112'. This was an armed supply column unit, in this case reserve number 112. This may have been a regular army service corps outfit or, more likely, an armed supply column for the tanks, ie ammunition and petrol.

Von Kleist had an interesting career, starting out as a general of cavalry and winding up with oak leaves and swords to his Knight's Cross in March 1944.

Its condition is excellent for its age, with some foxing and a small tear at the top left, with several crease marks. (The mark at the top right is a smudge on my camera lens and not on the paper.)

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Documents : Third Reich : Wehrmacht]

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Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

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