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Lot 671

Tuesday 07 Feb, 2017 - 10.00am

A German World War II Field Marshal's great coat with tailors label for "Wilhelm Holters, Berlin. W.8. Wilkelmstr. 49", with inscription for "E.Von Kleist, No.629", and dated September 1937
Note: Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881-1954), Field Marshal in the Wehrmacht, commanded the first Panzer group during Operation Barbarossa (1941), and Army group A during the Summer Campaign of 1942. After the war he was extradited to the Soviet Union where he was convicted of war crimes in 1948. In 1952 he was given a ten year sentence for war crimes and died in the Vladimir Central Prison 1954.

Estimate £2,000 - 3,000

Plus buyers premium of 27% ยป