SMGM-3579 Gustav-Adolf Blancbois Knights cross signature with Envelope to Emilie Caldwell Stewart And Letter FROM Stewart
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Currently scarce to find on the market. The letter is in German and Stewart tells Blansbois about her history, Professional achievements and asks for A signed photo for here Knights cross Collection.
Original Postwar Signaturein ball point on a Postwar Photocopy of Gustav-Adolf Blancbois. Major Gustav-Adolf Blancbois (Born: 13.09.1917 Death: 15.01.1993) earned the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on March 11, 1943 with 4. Kompanie/ Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 25 and the Ritterkreuz on July 20, 1944 as Hauptmann und Kommandeur of the I. Bataillon/ Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 25 of the 12. Panzer-Division. Good Condition. Measuring: Postcardsize. Comes with an extra signed letter.
Knight’s Cross: “At 02:10 on the 01.07.1944 the reinforced I./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 under its distinguished commander, Hauptmann Blancbois, set out for a relief attack through Pogoreloye in the direction of Svisloch. The objective was to create a corridor for the German soldiers escaping from Bobruisk. The Bataillon became pinned down by overwhelming Soviet forces on three sides just before the village of Svisloch, and it was thrown back a few kilometres. However during this combat a total of at least 15000 men were able to get behind the Bataillon and retreat over the Svisloch river towards Marina Gorka. By this action Hauptmann Blancbois had a decisive share in the rescue of Bobruisk’s former garrison.”
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