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German Revolution 1919 Berlin Brandenburg Gate Freikorps RPPC
Item #:51807
Franking :Unused
Condition :see scan
Price :US$169
Fantastic original Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) photograph of Freikorps soldiers with a machine gun nest on the top of the Brandenburger Tor to fight the Spartakists / Red Guard in Berlin [lucky the Reds didn't have much in the way of artillery!) during the violent Strassenkampf or 'street battles' that took place between the left wing Spartakists / Communists and the center-right (Socialists, Imperialists, and Freikorps in an uneasy alliance) as both sides attempted to seize power. After early Communist victories the Socialist-Right Wing coalition (led by Friedrich Ebert) eventually won. Later, though, many of those same Freikorps soldiers turned on the Republic they helped found, yet despised, and joined the SA, where their street muscle was used by a certain Austrian corporal to propel himself into power.
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