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102457 | GERMANY. Generaloberst Alexander von Kluck silver Medal.

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    102457  |  GERMANY. Generaloberst Alexander Heinrich Rudolph von Kluck silver Medal. Issued 1915. World War I series: After Paris (34mm, 12h). By A. Löwental & O. Oertel in Berlin.


    v. KLUCK 1914•15, uniformed bust facing slightly right // Naked Fury (personification of the ravages of war), holding torch, riding horse left.


    Zetzmann 4105 note. PCGS SP-64. Attractively toned, with some deeper cobalt hues around the devices, and some golden and burgundy notes throughout. A rarer type than the regular issue cited in Zetzmann, with a modified obverse legend and an anepigraphic reverse.


    Formed on mobilization in August 1914 from the VIII Army Inspection, the Armeeoberkommando 1 (1st Army) was given the task of commanding the extreme right of the German forces in their attack on the left flank of their French counterparts, aiming to encircle Paris and achieve an early ending to the war. Von Kluck, a generaloberst, was appointed to command the 1st Army, serving in this role from its formation until the spring of 1915 following severe shrapnel injuries to his leg.


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