1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HOMAGE TO GERMAN PATRIOTISM, HEROIC SONGS AND BATTLES LONG FORGOTTEN BY A BELIEVED BELGIAN SERVING IN THE GERMAN ARMY TITLED 'FAHRT: LIEDER UND BILDER'

By: JACOB WINKEL

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On offer is a superb 1936 manuscript relic titled 'Fahrt: Lieder und Bilder' being one German soldier's patriotic paean to forgotten German wars and heroic songs. Handwritten by Jacob Winkel in Euskirchen Germany the soldier presents a very historical German perception of war and the songs of conquerors. This soldier had a passion for the very historical Lion of Brabant, which has a history dating back to the 11th century. [This may also be a clue to his background as in WWII the Brabant Lion was associated moreso with the Flemish Lion which is understandable as many Belgium produced many troops and even SS soldiers for Germany. They were incredibly anti-communist so most went to serve at the Russian Front.] There are more contemporary and lost songs, all in the context of the upcoming World War II. The notebook has 26 well filled pages and is illustrated by hand with historical notes which include the drawing of the sword and the harp with the words Platoff, refers to Count Platoff, general in chief; Hetman of the Don Cossacks refers to Matvei Platov who was the leader of the Don Cossacks and a feared commander of cavalry. Platov's tactics became famous in the 1812 French invasion of Russia, when his men lived off the land and constantly harried the much stronger French forces. Using the harsh Russian winter to its best advantage, Platov continually punished the beleaguered French infantry on its retreat from Moscow. There is a real photo postcard tucked in the notebook which we can assume was the author himself. A note on the back which we cannot translate may confirm. Overall the 7½ x 5 inch book is G+.

Title: 1936 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HOMAGE TO GERMAN PATRIOTISM, HEROIC SONGS AND BATTLES LONG FORGOTTEN BY A BELIEVED BELGIAN SERVING IN THE GERMAN ARMY TITLED 'FAHRT: LIEDER UND BILDER'

Author Name: JACOB WINKEL

Categories: 20th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: EUSKIRCHEN, GERMANY, 1936

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001914

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