Lot 434: World War II–era printed notice in English and Japanese, signed "C. W. Nimitz," one page, 15 x 13, no date. A notice headed "Proclamation No. 1" addressed to "The People of the Marshall Islands." In part: "In prosecuting their war against the Japanese it has become necessary for the armed forces of the United States under my command to occupy this and other islands of the Marshall Islands…In order to preserve law and order and provide for the safety and welfare both of my forces and of yourselves, it is necessary to establish Military Government in the islands occupied by United States Forces." Tightly rolled with scattered creases and a few small edge tears, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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