The Freikorps von Brandis was formed in January 1919 in Berlin by Pour le Mérite holder Cordt von Brandis and saw action in the Baltic states.


Hauptmann Cordt von Brandis

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando III. Armeekorps Berlin (Provinz Brandenburg)

Notable members

Cordt von Brandis (Pour le Mérite holder)
SS-Sturmbannführer Werner Hahn
Reichstag deputy & Gauleiter Friedrich Hildebrandt
Konteradmiral Hans Karl Meyer
SS-Standartenführer und Oberst der Schutzpolizei Rudolf Pannier
SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Hermann Priess
General der Fallschirmtruppe Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (Luftwaffe)
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)


A pair of metal elk’s antler collar badges.

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Robert G. L. Waite - Vanguard of Nazism: The Free Corps Movement in Postwar Germany 1918-1923
Mark C. Yerger - Waffen-SS Commanders: The army, corps and divisional leaders of a legend (2 vol)

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