Lot 5288

A uniform ensemble of a commander of the International Brigades

International Military History from 1919 | A89r | Live auction | 900 Lots

Hammer price € 8,200

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Description

Beret of brown-olive felt with rank insignia on the obverse, one red star of synthetic material above a strip of red cloth, and thick, grey leather sweatband. Unlined summer tunic of simple olive-brown gabardine with stand-and-fall collar, four integrated pockets with closure flaps, sewn-on simple shoulder boards of basic cloth, and brass buttons lacquered in field grey. The lower sleeves with rank insignia: one red star of synthetic material (the one on the right is missing) above a strip of red cloth. Trousers with overfall lacing and leg pocket of matching cloth.
According to the consignor this uniform is from the estate of Heinrich Rau, commander of the XI International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War and later Minister for Planning of GDR.

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