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Old 05-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #31
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Großadmiral Karl Dönitz
The award ceremony took place on January 30th, 1943

Currently at the Shropshire Regimental Museum, Shrewsbury (UK)
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The baton that was stolen to Karl Dönitz after his surrender in 1945, now in the UK.
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A different view of Dönitz baton in 1945.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:33 AM   #36
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Baton of the Luftwaffe
Same as the KM description, but with the following differences:
- The color of the velvet-lined pipe is blue-gray
- At the top is an eagle Lftwaffe
- At the bottom, a balcanik cross.

Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring
The award ceremony took place on July 19th, 1940

His baton was recently sold to an american collector.
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Kesselring's baton.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:37 AM   #38
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He was seen carrying the daily baton, so there are many photos of him with it. Contrary, not many with the formal one.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:39 AM   #40
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Good to know!

I have the same photo, but wasn't sure if it was a replica too. What do you think of this?
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Baton of the Luftwaffe
Same as the KM description, but with the following differences:
- The color of the velvet-lined pipe is blue-gray
- At the top is an eagle Lftwaffe
- At the bottom, a balcanik cross.
After the award ceremony in 1940: all the LW Marshals are carrying their respective batons. From left to right: Milch, Sperrle, Göring (Reichsmarshal) and Kesserling.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:52 AM   #42
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Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring
The award ceremony took place on February 4th, 1938

Göring was the only German to have held this rank (higher than a Field Marshal). His second model baton is currently displayed at West Point Museum, US.

On the photos you can see both types presented to him.
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Good to know!

I have the same photo, but wasn't sure if it was a replica too. What do you think of this?
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #44
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Hermann Göring First model baton (1938)

This piece is held at the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning/Columbus (Georgia, USA)
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