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The Tunic Of Generleutnant Bourquin

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    Alexander Bourquin was born 21 May, 1896 in Nassau, Jamaica to German immigrants. In August 1914, he returned to his motherland and enlisted in the army. Following the armistice, Bourquin stayed in the army, mainly serving as an instructor at the war college until he received combat commands in 1942. His final rank was General Leutnant. in 1943, he commanded at various times the 114th and 117th Jaeger Divisions. He also commanded for a short period of time the 11th Luftwaffe Field Division.
    The tunic was made in Prague prewar when Bourquin was still a colonel. It was tailored shorter in the tails than in the front. I assume this was a tunic he wore when riding a horse. This uniform was brought back to the USA by a reporter from Stars and Stripes. As it reflects the rank of General Major, it was either captured before the promotion or was left in his home. More can be read about Bourquin here:
    Generalleutnant Alexander Bourquin
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    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Hi Bob, thanks for sharing this tunic with us. Very nice to have the provenance and know who the original owner was too.

    Was he a big guy? The chest size looks fairly large?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Nice tunic Bob A friend of mine got the hint that a vet died and there is
    a tunic in the wardrobe and also a lot of pics. It turned out to be a generals tunic
    There was a lot of more stuff, sadly the awards where missing ...
    I am still begging him the last 2 years to sell me the tunic ... what else
    can i do to get hold of it

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Bob, thanks for sharing this tunic with us. Very nice to have the provenance and know who the original owner was too.

    Was he a big guy? The chest size looks fairly large?

    Cheers, Ade.
    Ade-
    The picture is decieving. Actually, it appears he was not tall in stature. However, he did have that middle aged full figure from too much wurst, bier und spaetzle!
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Ostmark-
    Do you know the identity of the tunic's owner? If so, it would be fairly easy to find his service record and restore the proper decorations. Very seldom were uniforms found with the decorations attached. Good luck on your quest.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Hi Bob, the middle age figure is a battle several of us are fighting at the moment!


    Hi Herbert, it would be great if you could get the tunic.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    He is young and not yet married, so when it comes to build a house
    and feed a family ... you know how the story ends

    I can wait

    In the meantime i look at the pics i have got from him. He did not tell me the name of the vet because he is afraid that i go to public. There are relatives still living in the town ... but i am sure i can manage

    Here are pics, so that you can get an imagination what i am talking about
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    Trousers ...
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    That looks like a beautiful tunic and trousers.

    Cheers Ade.

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    Hopefully the guy has no idea what he has. Wishful thinking. Both of these are awesome tunics. Have patience and maybe one day it will find it's way to you. At least ask him if you can add it to your display on "loan" from him.

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