Large 34 x 22.5 framed 21 x 11.5cm photo, Signed Wilhelm, Vervins – Aisne. Attached letter on reverse from Adjutant dated 15, June 1917; “Dear Mr. v.Sannow-Boetcher! Many thanks for your friendly message regarding the well-done photo of the staff of the brave 10. Reserve-Div. I am happy that you are satisfied with your new position. I have informed His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince about your message. He has instructed me to send you the attached photo as an amiable reminder of your official business with the division” Wilhelm, Crown Prince (Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst, 6 May 1882 – 20 July 1951) was the eldest child and heir of the last German Emperor, Wilhelm II, and the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. After the death of his grandfather Emperor Frederick III, Wilhelm became crown prince at the age of six, retaining that title for more than 30 years until the fall of the empire on 9 November 1918. During World War I, he commanded the 5th Army from 1914 to 1916 and was commander of Army Group German Crown Prince for the remainder of the war. Crown Prince Wilhelm became head of the House of Hohenzollern on 4 June 1941 following the death of his father and held the position until his own death on 20 July 1951.
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