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Third Reich Presentation Book with Ritter Von Schobert Dedication & Signature – Item 93024

Third Reich Publication with Dedication Signed by Generaloberst Eugen Ritter von Schobert (1883-1941), mint condition example of the Third Reich publication “Wir Zogen Gegen Polen” with the interior having a signed dedication from Ritter von Schobert, “Werner fur treue Mitarbeit am Kriegserinnerungswerke. Kriegsweihnacht 1939” and underneath ink signature.

Eugen Ritter von Schobert was born in Bavaria on 13th March 1883. In 1902 he joined the Bavarian army and served in the 1st Bavarian Infantry regiment. During WW1 he served on the Western Front and was awarded Bavaria’s highest order for gallantry, the Knights Cross of the Order of Max Joseph, this being the equivalent in Bavaria to the Pour le Merite, the award was granted for his actions on 23 March 1918. After WW1 he continued to serve with the Reichswehr and later the Wehrmacht, steadily rising through the ranks. He took command of the German VII Armee Korps in 1938. In September 1939, Schobert led his VII Army Corps in the invasion of Poland as part of the reserve of Army Group South. In May–June 1940, his corps, part of General Ernst Busch’s Sixteenth Army of Army Group A, participated in the invasion of Belgium and Luxembourg and the Battle of France. He received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for his leadership of the VII Corps in the breakthrough of the Maginot Line and the capture of Nancy and Toul. He remained in command of the corps during preparations for the invasion of Great Britain. In September 1940, Schobert was given command of the Eleventh Army. The army was assigned to Army Group South for Operation Barbarossa. During combat operations in the southern Soviet Union on 12th September 1941, Schobert was killed when their Fieseler Storch observation aircraft crashed in a Soviet minefield.

Price: £165

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