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The Marshals Baton Thread!

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2016 photos of Karl Dönitz's baton (Shropshire Regiment Museum)

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A beautiful piece of history that probably should be returned to the family. IMHO. The historical value of that baton is off the charts. Thanks for showing. Awesome..

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8 minutes ago, Kentucky6 said:

A beautiful piece of history that probably should be returned to the family. IMHO. The historical value of that baton is off the charts. Thanks for showing. Awesome..

I agree with you; should be returned to the family (or a German Museum)

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On 11/19/2013 at 6:09 PM, Agustin V. said:

Generalfeldmarschall Ernst Busch

The award ceremony was on January 30th, 1943

 

The current whereabout of his baton is thought to be in a private collection. 

 

(Photo credits to "Forman's Guide: Special 45th Anniversary Edition", by Adrian Forman.)

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Augustin. What is the item he is holding that is not a baton. I have seen others holding the same item but don't know what the description is? Thank you...

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1 hour ago, Kentucky6 said:

Augustin. What is the item he is holding that is not a baton. I have seen others holding the same item but don't know what the description is? Thank you...

Hi Kentucky! Busch is holding the "Interimstab", or "Daily-walk baton". Each newly appointed Generalfeldmarschall were given 2 types of baton: One formal (Marschallstab) and One for daily activities (Interimstab), like for example troop inspections or social occasions. 

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On 30/10/2013 at 6:54 PM, Agustin V. said:


After 1940, Fieldmarshals received the Marschallstab, made entirely by hand, with gold and silver. They were produced by the firm HJWilms (Berlin) and were about 48 to 51 cm and between 3.2 and 3.8 cm in diameter. The aluminum center tube was covered with a thin cloth of bright red velvet. The tube was covered with 4 rows of 5 eagles and 5 iron crosses alternatively, horizontally, vertically and diagonally. The eagles were gold metal (31, X2, 3 cm), made after the Wehrmacht "Adler" model (Eagle of the German Armed Forces), with the swastika within a wreath of oak leaves. The iron crosses were made of silver and measured 1.6 X1, 6cm, with a black enamel interior. Both ends of the pole bodies were composed of gold and silver metal, shaped capitals adorned with oak leaf motifs and ribbons in relief. At the top of the cane there was a gold metal eagle, and in the bottom, an iron cross in silver and black. The superior side included the inscription, in letters molded and glued Gothic "Der Fuehrer Dem Generalfeldmarschall (surname)", while in the bottom of the cane it read "Zum Freiheitskampf Grossdeutschen des Volkes" ("In the struggle for freedom of the people of Greater German Reich" and the date of granting of the promotion to Fieldmarshal. This baton was limited to special events or state ceremonies.

They were also given the Interimstab, a daily service baton. Measured 78.5 cm, with a diameter at the top of 2 cm and 1.1 cm at the bottom. The upper metal was silver, conical, with ornaments of varied type. Near the base of the capital included a strip for the registration of Gothic letters with the name of the carrier. On the sides of the conical part is inlaid symbols like the iron cross in silver, and 2 types of eagle in gold (with a crown of oak leaves and without crown). The tube was lacquered black wood of 62cm in length, to the other end and to gragona, suspended from a 55cm cord, hung silver abochada of the capital. Both the dragon and his umbilical cord were composed of three interlocking white, black and red.
 

This is from the 2nd page of this thread. 

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Generalfeldmarschall Günther von Kluge with his interimstab on the table. 

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Hi all, this is an incredible thread, I'm wondering if anybody has any information on Walther von Brauchitsch's baton? I believe it was auctioned by Spink & Sons in 1948? and was purchased by King Farouk of Egypt - any other details or pictures?

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