Lot 143

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(1899-1992) Wehrmacht generalmajor and recipient of the Knight''s Cross, a panzer commander who saw heavy action on the Eastern Front. Interesting A.L.S., 2pp. 4to., bad Godesberg, [n.d.], to a Mr. Hall, in part: "... My course of military life was normal till the beginning of the 2. World War. But 1929 I had to change my horse against many horsepower. Now I am the last living soldier of the cavalry, who started... with a motorized reconnaissance squadron. 1933-1935 I was 3 years in the war academy at Berlin. After that hard working time I had to prepare in the staff of General Guderian the first test with a mechanized division. When my old cav. regiment became 1935 an armored regt., started at first 2 years as a company leader, then 3 years working in the personal detachment of the Ministry of War at Berlin, responsible for all officer candidates of all branches. 1941 I took on the war against Russia as a... regimental commander of an armored regt. Then when I was wounded I became the commander of the armored school under the Generalinspektor Guderian. 1944 I got an armored division on the Baltic front, later a corps group. At the end I was the high officer of the western front and 2 years in the Am. [American] captivity..." Includes much additional detail about his pre- and post-war military career. Munzel signs in blue ink at the conclusion, and also executes his name at the upper left of the first page. Shows original folds, with an old pencil mark at upper right, else very good.

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