Mr. Feist was a personal friend of Herr Otto Carius for many years until his passing (24. January 2015) and presented the first edition of this book to Carius for his 90th birthday in 2012. This second edition is a memorial to his friend for what would have been Herr Carius’ centennial birthday (27. May 2022).
The price of $69 USD was chosen because it was the age of Otto Carius when Mr. Feist first had the honor of meeting him.
This Edition: features 28 pages of improvements and additions from the original 2012 edition and will make a great addition to your collection.
- One (1) Hard Cover Second Edition Book with Dustjacket.
- One (1) 10 x 8 inch [25 x 20 cm] print featuring a photo of the Otto Carius memorial and an image of the signed photo Herr Carius gave to Mr. Feist on their fist meeting (autograph is part of the image only).
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.