Lot 414: Matthew Ridgway

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:59:48

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Lot 414: Typed questionnaire filled out by Ridgway and signed with his initials, one onionskin page, 8.5 x 11, April 10, 1965. Ridgway responds to four questions about the Korean War posed by a history student. Responding to a question on the influence of the Incheon landings on the war's outcome, he writes: "Lead to the subsequent decision to occupy and pacify all of North Korea, and hence directly to intervention of Red Chinese armies." In response to the question. "Why in your opinion was MacArthur fired by President Truman?," Ridgway writes: "For repeated failure to comply with instructions from superior authority." In fine condition, with intersecting folds and some fading to ink. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in his own hand. Provenance: The Everett Fisher Collection. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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