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This is a rare limited edition Third Reich commemorative photo publication produced for the men of the construction battalion of Hauptmann Freiherr von Gall who were active on the western front between 31 August 1939 and 31 October 1940: building and protecting the Westwall (Siegfried Line), the invasion of France in June 1940 and the occupation of Frankreich between 23 June - 31 October 1940.
After a Foreword by Freiherr von Gall dated Summer 1941, in which he explains the reason for this commemorative album, the Erinnerungsalbum des Bataillons Hauptmann Freiherr von Gall 27. August 1939 - 31. October 1940 starts with photos of Oberst Schreiber (Commander of the Regiment), Battalion Commander Hauptmann Frhr. von Gall himself, as well as the Officer Corps.
The rest of the 8-½ x 11 inch, 64 page album has photos of barracks near the battlefield, reveille and reconnaissance, the men of the battalion at work (with shovels, building bridges, moving lumber) in very snowy conditions, food supplies, marching to the front, encounters with French POW and fleeing French citizens, destruction after the battle, captured French horses, Iron Cross recipients, and the parade on the first anniversary of the forming of the Battalion on 25 August 1940 at Poissons, France.
This is an absolutely original World War II Nazi publication, produced in very small quantities for the men of Hauptmann Freiherr von Gall's battalion only.
Few examples have survived into the 21st century! It is in very good used condition.
Several photos (including the one below) show the motto of the battalion, Tapfer und Treu (Brave and Loyal) and the book ends with a photo of soldier graves of the outfit.
This Commemorative Album of the Hauptmann Freiherr von Gall Battalion
is for sale for $75.00 delivered by Media Mail in the continental USA.
USM book #699
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RARE COMMEMORATIVE PHOTO PUBLICATION FOR THE MEN OF A
NAZI CONSTRUCTION BATTALION ON THE WEST FRONT 1939-1940
LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE
ALBUM FOR THE MEN
OF THE CONSTRUCTION
FREIHERR VON GALL