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Erwin Rommel's set of batons, from the book "GENERALFELDMARSCHALL ROMMEL ZUM EHRENDEN GEDENKEN (General Field Marshal Rommel - Honoring his Memory)". 

 

Published on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death.

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Erwin Rommel's set of batons, from the book "GENERALFELDMARSCHALL ROMMEL ZUM EHRENDEN GEDENKEN (General Field Marshal Rommel - Honoring his Memory)". 
 
Published on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death.

 

Thanks for update these interesting thread with more great pic! :thumbsup:

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A very unusual photo of Generalfeldmarschall Ernst Busch holding his formal baton.

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Here is an article in a recent issue of a British history magazine (Britain At War) about Dönitz's baton.

 

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Großadmiral Karl Donitz with Interimstab.

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Sepp45:

 

Hello my friend! Thank you for continuing to update one of my favorite topics, great images of batons.

 

Best regards,

John

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Thanks for posting this info.

   Always loved these the designers of these knew how to draw the eye.

     Have you been able to handle any of these items.I would like to study one for a while.

Best regards Pete

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Two rare photos of the baton awarded to Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt: 1- the baton in the hands of his grandsons; 2- GFM von Rundstedt funeral and his baton. 

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Two rare photos of the baton awarded to Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt: 1- the baton in the hands of his grandsons; 2- GFM von Rundstedt funeral and his baton.

Brilliant photos!!

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GFM Milch's baton, featured on the Press and Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), 1945

 

The full article relates how Milch was captured near Neustadt but doesn't mention the baton other than to say that the soldier who captured Milch (Gunner Martin Addlington of the 1st Mountain Regiment, Royal Artillery ) had been allowed to keep it.

 

(Photo and information credits to James Clark, who sent me the photo with the description; thanks James :thumbup: )

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GFM Ritter von Leeb's baton displayed at the Bayerisches Armeemuseum, Ingolstadt (Germany).

 

(Photo credits to Karsten Fischer)

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Generalfeldmarschall Erhard Milch

The award ceremony took place on July 19th, 1940.

 

Currently in the hands of a private collector. 

 

Photos from Hermann-Historica's auction

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Interesting article on the IMM about GFM von Rundstedt Interimstab. 

(Thanks to my friend Daniel for sending me the scan)

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On 4/8/2014 at 10:46 PM, Agustin V. said:

Rommel's baton displayed with his other decorations. 

 

Now stored in Stuttgart, Germany. 

 

 

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Awesome picture....

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Period photo of Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg holding his baton. 

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