France - Berlin wall

Description
France - Berlin wall
Original - concrete - Fair condition

Offered by Major General Cann (originally from Bretagne, born June 13, 1932), François Cann was a graduate of Saint-Cyr and member of the Union Française (1952-1954).
In Algeria, he was in the 3rd RPC as section head (1956-1957) and then as commander of the 2nd company (1961 1963), after a stint at the CPIMa in Brazzaville (1958-1960).
He served twice in the 8th RPIMa (head EIB 1973-1975) and corps chief 1977-1979) in Castres and Lebanon (FI NUL 1978-1979).

Chief of Staff of the 11th Parachute Division 44th DMT (1979-1981), auditor of the CHEM IHEDN (1981-1982), he commanded the GAP in Albi, and as its leader, he was engaged in Beirut (FMSB 1983-1984). Adjunct to the FAR (1985 1987) and then head of the French military government in Berlin (1987-1990), he ended his career in 1992 at NATO, as head of the liaison mission.

Once wounded, six times cited as an Aeronautics medallist, Army Corps General François Cann is a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour and a member of the Legion of Honour Council since 1991.

Retired near Castres, he has been president of the friendship asociation of veterans of the "8th" since July 1993. To Lieutenant-Colonel Rousseau, weight of the object with its wooden support covered with green felt: 760 grams. In Berlin on October 9, 1990.)


Damaged seal, another small fragment is separate in a bag, we can read on the red wax seal "French sector of Berlin", the commanding general..., aluminium plaque in front of the fragment, on the base is pasted a certificate of authenticity, damaged by moisture, but the information and the text are still quite legible in part...
I intercepted this piece before it went into the rubbish bin, hence the rather sad state of this historical piece...

Lot details
Type
Berlin wall
Country of Origin
France
Material
concrete
Condition
Fair condition
Original/ Replica
Original
Dimensions
0.15×15×17 cm
Comes with certificate of authenticity
Yes
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