The large, double-sided parchment document with a calligraphic national eagle and text, the name "Karl Rhein" in hand-cut gold letters, issued at "Führerhauptquartier, den 6. März 1942", below which Hitler's pantographic signature in ink. Dimensions 44 x 35.7 cm. The folder in chestnut Morocco leather with a gold embossed eagle on the front, gold linear ornaments and parchment inserts on the inside, the gold signature "Frieda Thiersch" on the lower right border. Dimensions 45 x 36 cm. Severely scuffed with large defects in places, the retaining ribbon enclosed but loose. Karl-Ludwig Rhein (1894 – 1988), Oberstleutnant and commander of II/Infantry Regiment 86 when war broke out, was awarded the German Cross in Gold on 26 December 1941 and the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 6 March 1942 as commander of Infantry Regiment 439. Condition: II - III Questions about the lot?
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