The Freiwilligen Landesschützenkorps was formed in January 1919 in Zossen and saw action in Berlin and Bremen. It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 4 in June 1919.


Generalmajor von Roeder

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando IV. Armeekorps Magdeburg (Provinz Sachsen, Anhalt, Ost-Thüringen)

Manpower strength


Order of battle

1. Landesschützen-Brigade
- 1-3 Abt.
2. Landesschützen-Brigade
- 4-6 Abt.
3. Landesschützen-Brigade
- 7-9 Abt.
Landesschützen-Brigade Garde (Det. von Neufville)
Freiw.Rgt. Mageburg
Freiw.Btl. Gruson
Freiw.Btl. Altenburg
Freiw.Btl. Anhalt

Notable members

SS-Oberführer & Generalmajor der Polizei Heinich Hannibal
SS-Gruppenführer Jakob Sporrenberg
Oberst Josef Veltjens (WW1 ace and Pour le Mérite holder)
SS-Gruppenführer Karl Zech
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)


Members of this unit wore a pair of gold oak wreaths on the collar.

Soldiers of Freiwilligen Landesschützenkorps in Düsseldorf

Generalmajor von Roeder

Sources used

Verkuilen Ager - Awards of the German Freikorps 1919-1935
Carlos Caballero Jurado - The German Freikorps 1918-1923
Jill Halcomb Smith & Wilhelm P.B.R. Saris - Headgear of Hitler's Germany Vol 2
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Greg VanWyngarden - Jagdgeschwader NR II Geschwader 'Berthold'
Charles Woolley - German Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment 1918-1923

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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