COLOR POSTCARD – CROWN PRINCE FRIEDRICH WILHELM – BATTLE OF WORTH
Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm was Kaiser Wilhelm I’s son, and Kaiser Wilhelm II’s father. Friedrich Wilhelm became Kaiser Friedrich III. He sat on Germany’s throne for 99 days and was known in Germany as the “99-Day-Kaiser.” Friedrich Wilhelm was a very able military commander during the 1864 Danish-Prussian War, 1866 Austro-Prussian War, and the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. The color postcard depicts him mounted, riding among his troops after the Battle of Worth. It took place on 6 August 1870. If you look to the right, you will see one German soldier holding a French regiment’s colors. During these wars, as well as the earlier Napoleonic Wars, the capture of regimental colors was a big event.
I'm Kenneth (Ken) J. Greenfield, currently of New Port Richey, Florida, located on the West Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay area. I started out as a collector of Imperial German Militaria, particularly items dealing with the Imperial German Air Service in the early 1960's. After more than forty years of avid collecting, I began to sell a few items to upgrade my collection and help finance my collecting "habit." I attended militaria shows, both to buy and sell. I wanted to spend more time at home and less traveling for the national companies that I had worked for; so, starting my own business seemed like an attractive alternative. I like nothing better than talking with others about militaria, and introducing newcomers to the joys of owning a "piece of history."
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