Germany - Weimar Republic: Freikorps Commemorative Buntmetall Plaque for the Landesschützenkorps Deutsche Schutz-Division Reichswehr Brigade 4 for 1919 to 1920. As produced by the artist Hans Wissel, measuring 90 x 145 mm. With holes to all four corners for sometime having been affixed to a wall or wooden plaque. Rare.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
The Freikorps was an irregular German paramilitary unit, that existed in the immediate aftermath of First World War during the German Revolution of 1918 to 1919. The Freikorps consisting largely of World War I veterans were raised as paramilitary militias. They were ostensibly mustered to fight on behalf of the government against the RSFSR-backed German communists attempting to overthrow the Weimar Republic. However, many Freikorps also largely despised the Republic and were involved in assassinations of its supporters.