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eMedals-Germany, Heer. A Photo Album Belonging to a Member of the Afrika Korps

Item: G41233

Germany, Heer. A Photo Album Belonging to a Member of the Afrika Korps

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Germany, Heer. A Photo Album Belonging to a Member of the Afrika Korps

This is an extensive and very well-preserved photo album belonging to a member of the Afrika Korps, consisting of 20 black cardboard pages, each separated by a translucent wax paper sheet bearing a spider web design. The pages bear 267 black-and-white photographs of varying sizes. Handwritten inscriptions provide context for the photographs, which include street scenes and sightseeing images of Tripoli and Benghazi, along with depictions of locals and bomb damage from British aircraft. The remaining photographs depicts Wehrmacht forces in the field at Tobruk and Gazala, where they are seen performing a variety of activities, including training, building infrastructure, and leisure. There are additional anthropological-style photographs of locals.

Also included are three postcards of Italian manufacture, with handwritten personal correspondence from the owner of the album, thanking the recipients for letters and items from home, as well as providing updates of day-to-day activities. The album itself is constructed of heavy card stock with a textured leather exterior, held together by a twisted string cord through dual eyelets at the front and back. The album is unmarked and measures 325 mm (w) x 225 mm (h). Minor material fatigue is evident, and some photographs have come loose from their originals positions, but the album is in an otherwise better than very fine condition.

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