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Urkunde EKII Wehrkreis XVII


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During World War II Germany used the system of military districts (German: Wehrkreis) to relieve field commanders of as much administrative work as possible and to provide a regular flow of trained recruits and supplies to the Field Army.

Present a different font and is pre stamped the Wehrkreis and the signature is hand made from General der Infanterie Albrecht Schubert chief of this district between 21. August 1943 - Sommer 1944 and 2nd time 20. Juli 1944 - April 1945.

The General recived Ritterkreuz on 17. September 1941

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Hi,

Wehkreis issued EK docs are usually for me who were seriously wounded and repatriated to a hospital in the wehrkreis. Regulations allowed an automatic award of an EK2 to men qualifying for a silver wound badge. This was done irrespective of a brave act. So the Wehrkreis commander could automatically make the award without having to contact the unit to find out if the award was warrented.

Best

Chris

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