Oberleutnant Otto Carius, October 1944, became the youngest Reserve Officer in the Wehrmacht to receive the Oak Leaves (issue Nr.535). A total of 882 Oak leaves were awarded by the 9. May 1945.
Meine Dienstzeit meaning “My Military Service” focuses on the experiences of Otto Carius, famous German Tiger I commander of WWII. Photos and stories chronicle Otto Carius’ entrance into the Wehrmacht as a volunteer, his life as a soldier, and his victories as a Panzer commander for three and a half years on the Eastern Front. The book is filled with detailed photos and illustrations of his numerous medals, decorations and documents and includes a transcript of an interview with Otto Carius about his time in the military. The book also contains excerpts from his book “Tiger im Schlamm” (first edition printed 1960).
The included autographed photo will make a great addition to your collection. Based on the original photo taken in 1944 and then colorized and incorporated in the Meine Dienstzeit book, these photos photos were digitally printed on archival paper and then hand-signed by Otto Carius. These were some of his last autographs before his death (24. January 2015).
This offer contains:
- One (1) of the few remaining Limited Edition, Hard Cover Books with Dustjacket and Slipcase.
- One (1) 5 x 7 inch [13 x 18 cm] colorized photo print signed by Otto Carius
Mr. Feist was a personal friend of Herr Otto Carius and presented the first copy of this book to him on April 24, 2012 in honor of his 90th birthday (27. May 2012).