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Austria Hungary Germany WWI General Hartwig von Beseler Patriotic Cap Badge Stickpin "The Conqueror of Antwerp"

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Austria Hungary Germany WWI General Hartwig von Beseler Patriotic Cap Badge Stickpin "The Conqueror of Antwerp"

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Austro-Hungarian Empire - Imperial Germany: 
Patriotic badge, in stickpin format, with the 
portrait of General Hartwig von Beseler "Der 
Eroberer von Antwerpen" (the Conqueror of 
Antwerp). 
Following the outbreak of WW1 in Jul. 1914, 
General von Beseler (who was retired from the 
Army in 1910) was recalled to military service 
and was appointed Commander of the German 
3rd Reserve Corps, on the Western Front. 
By Aug. 20, 1914 the German Army had taken 
Brussels and was advancing towards France. 
Von Beseler's 3rd Reserve Corps had stayed 
behind though, with orders to advance and 
capture Antwerp. He laid siege to the city on 
Sep. 09 and Antwerp was surrendered on Oct. 
10, 1914. 
In 1915 Von Baseler was transferred to the 
Eastern Front, where he led the successful 
siege of Novogeorgievsk. On Aug. 27 1915 
he was appointed Military Governor of the 
German-occupied part of the zone of Polish 
lands (or Congress Poland). He remained in 
the position until the end of the War. He was 
promoted to Generaloberst (Colonel General) 
in Jan. 1918. 
He was ennobled by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1904, 
he was decorated with the Pour Le Merite and 
was a Commander with Star and Crown of 
the Order of the House of Hohenzollern.
The badge is scarce.

WW1 1914 1918

Item 100% original 

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Product Code04479
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