Lot 5305

General of Panzer Troops Hasso von Manteuffel (1897-1978) - a Soldbuch (pay book)

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

Hammer price € 18,000

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Issued 20 September 1939 as a Major in Cavalry School 8, ID photo with Knight's Cross, many entries: promotions up to General of Panzer Troops, Knight's Cross, Oak Leaves, Oak Leaves with Swords, Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds, Tank Battle Badge in Bronze and Silver. Obvious signs of use, the cover is worn out.
Hasso von Manteuffel, a Lieutenant in Hussar Regiment No. 3, was by 1930 a well-known sports rider, by 1940 he was Lieutenant Colonel and a battalion commander in the 7th Panzer Division. He was awarded the Knight's Cross on 31 December 1941 for capturing the bridge intact over the Volga-Moskva Canal, from 15 November 1942 - 18 August 1943 he commanded "Division Manteuffel" in Tunisia, when he was promoted to Generalmajor and placed in command of 7th Panzer Division. He was awarded the Oak Leaves on 23 November 1943 for recapturing the city of Zhitomir, and was the 50th recipient of the Swords on 22 February 1944 for offensive successes around Njanewka. Manteuffel became the 24th recipient of the Diamonds as General of Panzer Troops and Commander of 5th Panzer Army for the initial successes of the Ardennes offensive. In March 1945 he was named Commander of Army Group Weichsel, but was unable to stop the momentum of the Red Army. Following negotiations with the British, he and 300,000 of his men entered English instead of Russian captivity.

Provenance: Hermann Historica Auction 56, lot 3662.

Condition: III - Questions about the lot?

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