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Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein

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    Default Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein

    Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein, East Prussia before the Operation Barbarossa.
    The monument in the background is Abstimmungsdenkmal - build to commemorate the victory in the plebiscite of 1920.
    It was demolished post-war and the area around it is a city park in today's Olsztyn, Poland.

    I hope some will find it interesting.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein   Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein  

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    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

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    Default Re: Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein

    I think this is the medallion to commemorate the same event.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein  
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Default Re: Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein

    The one you show is for Oberschlesien (Silesia). There were numerous plebiscites in 1920-22 period along with some fighting.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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    Default Re: Photo of the officers from 4th Panzer Group taken in 1941 in Allenstein

    Here is some info on East Prussian plebiscite - East Prussian plebiscite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It is interesting to point that plebiscite took place in the worst time for Poland, when Polish-Soviet War was going badly for Poland. As a result many Poles in East Prussia, voted for Germany in fear of Poland being overran by the Soviets including the East Prussia as part of Poland.
    Looking for following WWII German items:
    - anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
    - entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
    - forestry and hunting items,

    Polish Militaria 1914-1945 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/124584324789966/
    GTA Militaria - Discussions and Sales - https://www.facebook.com/groups/890720157646923/

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