Unusual member of Freikorps von Lettow-Vorbeck

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Unusual member of Freikorps von Lettow-Vorbeck

Post by logibear64 » 08 Mar 2005 02:35

An interesting picture from the Heinrich Hoffmann collection in the US National Archives.


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Post by Peter H » 10 Mar 2005 12:34

Also reproduced in Charles Woolley's Schiffer Book "German Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment 1918-1923",2002 page 120.

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This NCO acting as a chauffeur in Munich,May 1919,had served with General Lettow-Vorbeck in Ostafrika and was serving him again as a member of Freikorps Lettow-Vorbeck.



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Post by Chris Dale » 21 May 2005 03:29

Great picture, isn't it? I've asked before but does anyone have any other photos of Freikorps Lettow Vorbeck? Or of Lettow in his Freikorps days?
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Freikorps von Lettow postcard for sale

Post by trickcyclist » 21 May 2005 03:34

chrispaulodale:

Here's an expensive postcard of von Lettow-Vorbek in his Frekorps days. It's the second one from the top.

http://www.heimatsammlung.de/topo_unter ... mpf_03.htm

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Post by Chris Dale » 21 May 2005 04:08

Thanks TC! I'd actually seen that one before, it seems there's only very few about about...
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Post by Peter H » 27 May 2005 06:39

On Ebay.

Foto Lettow-Vorbeck FreiKorps Reichswehr Stahlhelm Kapp

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 34284&rd=1

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Post by Chris Dale » 28 May 2005 03:29

Hi Peter,
Thanks for pointing out that interesting picture. I've posted it here.
I know the seller said it says Lettow Vorbeck on the back but it doesn't look like him to me. The officer in this photo has no Pour Le Merite (which Lettow usually wore) and has unit badges on his collar which I didn't think the Freikorps Lettow-Vorbeck wore. What do other think?
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Post by Chris Dale » 28 May 2005 03:54

Ooops, I've just noticed my first error here...the driver does have collar badges, so they clearly did!
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Chris

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