WWI Prussian U-Boat U-29 Commander Kapitan Otto Weddigen Memorial Postcard
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WWI Prussian U-Boat U-29 Commander Kapitan Otto Weddigen Memorial Postcard

Code: gmimp00002

$55.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a commemorative postcard for a Prussian U-boat commander by Gustav Liersch & Company of Berlin. The card pictures Commander Weddigen of U-boat 29 who died in 1915, and a verse written for him. The reverse bears a stamp and postmark (possibly from August 1915) and a hand-written message in German. Captain Otto Weddigen was the last commander of U-29. U-29 was sunk with all hands on 18 March 1915 in the Pentland Firth after being rammed by HMS Dreadnought. She is the only submarine known to have been sunk by a battleship.

The card is in a plastic protective sleeve

VINTAGE: Circa 1915.

SIZE: 5-1/4" height and 3-3/8" width

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Paper.

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: Period postmark.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an Imperial Germany collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VHX05 LFJX 7/10 SLDEX5/16 TLEEX3/17

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): Card shows no discoloration or bending.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.