Auction 102

Lot 340:

GRAF VON ZEPPELIN'S FAMOUS RECONNAISSANCE RIDE

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A booklet titled ‘GRAF ZEPPELINS BERUEHMTER REKOGNOSZIERUNGS-RITT 1870’ (‘Count Zeppelins Famous Reconnaissance Ride 1870’) 5 x 7.5 inches, 40 pages, Germania Publishing House, Bamberg, 1909. The booklet contains twelve black-and-white full page images and conveys the story of a German staff officer Ferdinand Adolf Graf von Zeppelin (1838-1917), adjutant of the King of Wuerttemberg, who carried out a reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines near Schirlenhof (Gundershoffen, France), narrowly avoiding capture, during the Franco-Prussian War.

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