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Entertainment, Military, Music, Sport, Signed Covers, Photos, FDC's, Rare Coins - Thursday 20th December 2018

Michael Wittmann WW2 Panzer commander six vintage photos, we think Russian archives produced post war.

(22 April 1914 - 8 August 1944) was a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War. Wittmann is known for his ambush of elements of the British 7th Armoured Division, during the Battle of Villers-Bocage on 13 June 1944. While in command of a Tiger I tank, he destroyed up to fourteen tanks and fifteen personnel carriers, along with two anti-tank guns, within the space of fifteen minutes. The news was picked up and disseminated by the Nazi propaganda machine and added to Wittmann's stature in Germany. Wittmann became a cult figure after the war thanks to his accomplishments as a ""panzer ace"" (a highly decorated tank commander) as part of the portrayal of the Waffen-SS in popular culture. Historians have mixed opinions as to his tactical performance in battle-some praising his actions at Villers-Bocage, and some finding his abilities lacking, and the praise for his tank kills overblown. Good Condition. All signed pieces come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £3.99, EU from £5.99, Rest of World from £7.99. You can bid live on this sale at bidonthis.co.uk


Michael Wittmann WW2 Panzer commander six vintage photos, we think Russian archives produced post war.

(22 April 1914 - 8 August 1944) was a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War. Wittmann is known for his ambush of elements of the British 7th Armoured Division, during the Battle of Villers-Bocage on 13 June 1944. While in command of a Tiger I tank, he destroyed up to fourteen tanks and fifteen personnel carriers, along with two anti-tank guns, within the space of fifteen minutes. The news was picked up and disseminated by the Nazi propaganda machine and added to Wittmann's stature in Germany. Wittmann became a cult figure after the war thanks to his accomplishments as a ""panzer ace"" (a highly decorated tank commander) as part of the portrayal of the Waffen-SS in popular culture. Historians have mixed opinions as to his tactical performance in battle-some praising his actions at Villers-Bocage, and some finding his abilities lacking, and the praise for his tank kills overblown. Good Condition. All signed pieces come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £3.99, EU from £5.99, Rest of World from £7.99. You can bid live on this sale at bidonthis.co.uk

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