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Nationality

German

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Date of Work

1942

Medium

Artwork Print

Height

15 1/4 in.

Width

11 in.

Collection/Provenance

(Das Bild Des Krieges) The Image of War Series

(12 Bildtafeln aus der ausstellung) 12 panels from the exhibition

(Kunst der Front) Art of the Front

(Herausgegeben vom luftgaukommando VI) Published by the Luftgau-Kommando VI

Status

Stored: FF_009_H

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

The Luftgau-Kommando VI was a branch of the Luftwaffe that operated from October 12th, 1937 until April 2nd, 1945. In 1937, The Luftwaffe was organized into separate Luftgaue, or air districts, that held dominion over different military districts. Within these districts, the Luftgau were responsible for maintaining the stability, including administration, maintenance, recruitment, training, air defense, personnel, and signals. This Luftgau-Kommando was established in Münster, Germany.

The Obergefreiter is a rank in the German army that was established in the 19th century. Originally before 1919, this rank was used for the German armies heavy artillery division. At the start of World War II however, it was instead granted to soldiers who held command over small squadrons. This was also granted to soldiers that held at least the rank of Gerfreiter and performed a significant feat of achievement.

Additional Information

(Das Bild Des Krieges) The Image of War Series, Portrait of a Soldier, German Artwork

Condition

Poor

Condition Notes

Major water damage, stains, and tears, Series is presently stuck together

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