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Mr. Feist was a personal friend of Herr Otto Carius and presented the first edition of his book to Carius for his 90th birthday in 2012. Mr. Feist is releasing this second edition as a memorial to his friend Herr Carius and also to honor what would have been Carius’ upcoming centennial birthday (27. May 2022).
This edition of “Meine Dienstzeit” features some new photos and updates and includes an autographed photo of Otto Carius that will make a great addition to your collection. The photo is based on the original photo taken in 1944 which has been digitally colorized, printed on archival paper and was hand-signed by Otto Carius. These were some of the last autographs from Otto Carius before his death (24. January 2015).
This item contains:
- One (1) Hard Cover Second Edition Book with Dustjacket.
- One (1) 5 x 7 inch [13 x 18 cm] colorized photo print signed by Otto Carius
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) with corresponding photos.
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.