FM Baton

German uniforms, clothing, and awards 1919-1945.

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FM Baton

Post by gavmeister13 » Tue May 06, 2003 2:11 am

Was the Feldmarschall's baton always carried around or was it just for special occasions? from what ive seen it was pretty ugly!
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Post by Mikko » Wed May 07, 2003 2:08 am

There existed an 'everyday version' of the baton, IIRC called Interimstab (spelling?).

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Post by gavmeister13 » Thu May 08, 2003 6:53 am

how was the "everyday" baton different from the standard one?
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Post by Mikko » Fri May 09, 2003 5:12 am

The main difference was it was more like a stick that a baton.

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Post by gavmeister13 » Mon May 12, 2003 1:07 am

have you got any pics?
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Re: FM Baton

Post by von Thoma » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:34 pm

gavmeister13 wrote:have you got any pics?
The two kinds of baton:

1-Von Rundstedt with his Interimstab Baton.
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2-The Generalfeldmarschall von Bock's Baton
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Photo:http://www.gettyimages.es/detail/3272013/Hulton-Archive and -http://www.snyderstreasures.com/pages/vonbockbaton.htm
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