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A Stahlhelm Battalionfuhrer: 1933

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:Cat-Scratch: Most peculiar. There is a county in Oldenburg full of Catholics... but the rest of his medal bar is puzzling. Can you make out what the bar is on his China Medal? That appears to be a mere LD2 after that... so the KO4 is adding to the mystery here. ?M3K indicates a combatant officer....

Hmm hmm. MAYBE it's an IX or XII and he was a naval engineer type... but no XXV....

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Yup-very off LS medal.

Helpfully he wrote at the bottom: "...into the future" :rolleyes: -Freiherr Alfred (???) Lundburg,(?) Landfuhrer.

Also, I think the bar says "Hophu"

Edited by Ulsterman

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"Im alten Stahlhelmgeist vorw?rts in eine bessere deutsche Zukunft!

Freiherr Alfred von Landsberg, Landesf?hrer "

Alfred Friedrich Baron von Landsberg-Velen, born on 20 December 1872 at Roeulx. Son of Ignaz Baron von Landsberg-Velen and Bertha Prinzessin von Cro?.

He married Johanna Baronin von Ketteler on 7 January 1904. He died on 10 November 1954 at age 81.

His father Ignatz was Ehrenbailly des Malteserordens.

http://www.thepeerage.com/p9728.htm#i97275

Edited by Naxos

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Ah- so he was in the Almanac then. His Mum was a princess?!

Cool.

Please, do you have details on his career at all?

-Strikes me he might've been a supporter of Beck and Stauffenberg.

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Jeff,

the Baron was the final commander of the Garde-K?rassier-Regiment. He spent the vast majority of his career serving with K?rassier-Regiment von Driesen (Westf?l.) Nr. 4. He served in China with the Ostasiatisches Reiter-Regiment. Commanded the Garde-K?rassier-Regiment from 1 December 1918 to April 1919.

Sekonde-Lieutenant: 11.11.93

Oberleutnant: 11.9.03 J

Rittmeister: ernannt 18.10.08, Patent of 10.9.10 L5l

Major: 25.11.16 L3l

Regards

Glenn

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:Cat-Scratch: Maybe the little round medal is actually a Hessian Bravery Medal?

It's 1933 and the WEIRDO is wearing NEITHER his 1897 Centenary Medal NOR his XXV????? :speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1: :speechless1:

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As a FURTHER preposterous What-WAS-He-Thinking disguise-- he had a pre-war Order of the Crown of Italy-Knight which he is not wearing either. Resentment at Italy's betrayal of the Triple Alliance is at least understandable.

What on earth he was doing omitting his XXV and 1897 is simply...

:speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1::speechless1:

and a VERY good example of WHY it is sometimes rendered impossible for the Research Gnomes Collective to come up with an identification

if the person responsible is not wearing what he is supposed to wear. :shame:

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Ulsterman,

What a superb photo of a Stahlhelm officer! Oh for a uniform like that. Thanks very much for posting this great piece of historical information.

Regards,

Gordon

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