Photo postcard of Leutnant der Reserve Wilhelm Durst, Schutztrüppe Ostafrika

Real photo postcard of Leutnant der Reserve Wilhelm Durst, Schutztrüppe Ostafrika. (German East Africa Colonial military officer). Leutnant Durst wears a tropical uniform, tropical helmet as well as the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class, the Hamburg issue of the Hanseatic Cross and what appears to be a silver wound badge. Rare photo postcard of a unique portion of the German army in the Great War, 1914-1918. The photo is in excellent condition, normal wear. A unique item in any collection!! From the personal collection of Ralph J. Whitehead, author of the series: The Other Side of the Wire. A series of books chronicling the events surrounding the XIV Reserve Corps from 1914 through the post-war years. With the Centennial of the Great War these items will only increase in value. Plase contact me if you require any further details or photos. Payment is expected within 3 days of close of auction. Please feel free to ask for any additional information or photos. Due to recent issues on Ebay of items being reported as undelivered or missing in transit, all photos will be sent certified mail. If the buyer prefers to have the item sent 1st Class only it is at your own risk. All items are carefully packed for safe delivery. I accept returns only for items that are not described correctly.