Several wearing Iron Cross', others have different medals. Several also have swords!
Not able to identify unit. Roundels on officer brim caps: military police??
Measures 11 X 8.5 cm.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
Sanssouci is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it too is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park. The palace was designed/built by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1745 and 1747 to fulfill King Frederick's need for a private residence where he could relax away from the pomp and ceremony of the Berlin court. The palace's name emphasises this; it is a French phrase (sans souci), which translates as "without concerns", meaning "without worries" or "carefree", symbolising that the palace was a place for relaxation rather than a seat of power.
Note: The sale of these items in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.