Historical 5.5X3.5 postal card from 1916 containing an untranslated note in German signed at the conclusion by Erich von. Erich Gustav Wilhelm Theodor Gündell from 1901 "von" Gündel was a Prussian officer, most noted as a General of Infantry in World War I. With the outbreak of World War I, Erich von Gündell was recalled back to active service and appointed Commanding General of the V Reserve Corps. His Reserve Corps was assigned to the Fifth Army and fought at the Battle of the Ardennes, and during the siege of Verdun.
Gündell received an active commission with his previous rank on 2 September 1914. In February 1916 his Corps went from trench warfare around Verdun to the offensive. His unit suffered heavy losses during the battle at Fort Vaux and its surrounding village, and eventually had to withdraw from the front in mid-June. It was transferred to Champagne for refitting.
For the fighting at Verdun, Eric von Gündell was recognized and awarded the Pour le Mérite on 28 August 1916. On 3 September 1916 Gündell was transferred to Army Division B as Commander in Upper Alsace. He held this position until the end of the war. In October 1918 he was appointed as General Headquarter Chairman of the Ceasefire Commission of the Supreme Command in Spa.
However, the negotiations were transferred to a civilian, Matthias Erzberger a Center Party politician and State Secretary. After the Armistice of Compiegne on 11 November 1918 and the demobilization of the German Army, Gündell's orders for discharge came on 23 December 1918. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Military". The seller is "toddmuellerautographs" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.