Lot 934: Patton George S.



2015-07-10 15:43:51

Lot 934: Patton George S.: (1885-1945) American General Of World War Ii. T.L.S., G S Patton Jr., One Page, 4To, Apo 403, 27Th June 1944, To Miss Mary Jane Krieger ('My Dear Mary Jane'). Patton Thanks His Correspondent For Her Letter And Postcard And Continues 'I Appreciate Your Offer Of Candy And When We Get Some Place Where We Are Settled Long Enough To Eat It, I Will Let You Know. Anyway, I Am Deeply Grateful To You For Thinking Of It.' Vg Mary Jane Krieger (D.1982) American Telephone Operator Who Corresponded With Patton During World War Ii. Indeed, Martin Blumenson States In The Patton Papers 1940-1945 That Krieger Was One Of The Last Four People To Whom Patton Wrote A Letter, On 8Th December 1945, Before His Untimely Death. Patton Was, In Fact, In England At The Time Of Writing The Present Letter. On The Day Before, 26Th June, Patton Recorded In His Diary That He Had Been To Cornwall With General Dwight D. Eisenhower Inspecting Various Units. Having Observed Eisenhower'S Techniques In Addressing The Soldiers, Patton Remarked 'A Commander Cannot Command And Be On The Same Level...I Try To Arouse Fighting Emotion.' International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £800 - 1000
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