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Good pair of cut signatures of Imperial German admirals of World War I, includes: FRANZ VON HIPPER (1863-1932) Admiral of the Imperial German Navy, commander of the battlecruisers of I Scouting Group at the Battles of Dogger Bank and Jutland, and in raids against towns on the English coast. Signature cut from a printed document, 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", adding his rank and the name of his flagship, the battlecruiser SMS SEYDLITZ. A second hand has added the date "9 Sept 1916" in pencil. Very good. WITH: WILHELM VON LANS (1861-1947) Commander of the SMS ILTIS, the only German ship present at the Battle of the Taku Forts during the Boxer Rebellion, later clashed with Tripitz over naval policy towards the North Sea. Signature cut from a printed document, 2 3/4" x 4 1/2", adding his rank and the date Sep. 16, 1913. Very good. Two pieces.

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