GFM Walther von Brauchitsch (1881 - 1948) - a large silver plate, wedding present by the Officer's Corps of the 3rd Guard Field Artillery Regiment, 1910
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DescriptionLarge silver plate with curved edge, in the centre a finely engraved guard star in the form of the breast star of the High Order of the Black Eagle surrounded by the inscription (tr.) "The Officers' Corps 3rd Guard Field Artillery Regiment – to Oberleutnant von Brauchitsch on 29th December 1910". Surrounded by 28 coats of arms of the officers of the regiment, among them the later GFM Ewald von Kleist (who joined the regiment as cadet in 1900), the Grafen/Freiherrn von Nermann-Ehrenfeld, von Oppeln-Bronikoswksi, von Hake, von Pfeil, von Monbart, von Seidlitz, von Uechtritz und Steinkirch and many more. Mark of the Berlin jeweller Otto Schneider with hallmark "800" struck in the base. Diameter 33.7 cm, weight 730 g.
Walther von Brauchitsch joined the cadet corps in 1895 and became the personal page of Empress Auguste Viktoria, in 1900 he became lieutenant in the Guard Grenadier Regiment No. 3 and in 1901 he joined the 3rd Guard Field Artillery Regiment. From 1909 to 1912, he was first lieutenant and regimental adjutant serving simultaneously at the Great General Staff, to which he was permanently transferred in 1914. On 29.12.1910, he married his first wife Elisabeth von Karstedt. After the First World War, he was taken over by the Reichswehr, 1915 lieutenant colonel, 1928 colonel, 1933 lieutenant general and 1936 artillery general. After the Blomberg-Fritsch Affair von Brauchitsch was appointed to colonel general and commander-in-chief of the German army in 1938. On 19 July 1940, he was appointed to field marshal.
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