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

Michael Wittmann WW2 Panzer commander Typed signed one page letter dated 9th July 1944 to a Frau Wegener,

regarding the death of Richard, we assume husband or son. Includes, that Richard fought until the last breath, bravely and for the country and the fatherland. (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 Typed signed one page letter dated 9th July 1944 to a Frau Wegener,

regarding the death of Richard, we assume husband or son. Includes, that Richard fought until the last breath, bravely and for the country and the fatherland. (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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