Auction 102

Lot 72:

FIRST WEEK OF WWII - 17 PHOTOGRAPHS

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Start price: $50

Estimated price: $100 - $160

Auction house commission: 25%

Battle of Brest-Litovsk collection of seventeen German postcards of the Battle of Brest including a rare photo taken on 22. September 39, as the citadel of Brest, taken by the German 76th Infantry Regiment, was handed over to the Russians. The photograph shows the Russian officers at the handover negotiations with the German officers. The Brest Fortress was handed over to the Soviets in accordance with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. It was besieged and captured again by the Wehrmacht at the beginning of Operation Barbarossa conducted against the Soviet Union in 1941. Other images show the attack on the citadel, bombed-out citadel, prisoners, crossing of the Bug River, dead Poles, liberation of ethnic Germans, Polish flak, etc. Photographs are 3.5 x 5.5inches and come in a wrapper titled ‘Hanseaten im Polen-Feldzug.’

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