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Eric Stahlhut

a reichswehr sports award with a strong freikorps connection!

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at $7, this was way too neat to pass up!

here is a 1st place "swimming" award for reichs-brigade 10 (hannover), given on 7 sept of 1919.

it consists of a 50mm gilded bronze medallion, 40.5 gr

reichswehr brigade 10 was formed in june of 1919 primarily from the freikorps units caspari, oldenburg, freiwillegen jaegerkorps niedersachsen, and a few others. it was part of x armeekorps hannover.

in october of 1919, it merged with reichswehr brigade 36, so it's likely that whoever won this award was an ex-member of one of the above mentioned freikorps units!

werner von blomberg and wilhelm keitel were members of this brigade

Edited by Eric Stahlhut

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here's the reverse

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