Lot 943: World War Ii



2015-07-10 15:43:53

Lot 943: World War Ii: A Good, Historic Document, One Page, Folio, N.P. (Washington Dc), 8Th May 1945. The Original Mimeograph Document, Marked Immediate Release And Numbered 48 To The Upper Right Corner, Is An Original Press Release Issued By The White House And Detailing The Messages Sent By President Harry S. Truman To Winston S. Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Dwight D. Eisenhower And Charles De Gaulle, Stating, In Part, (To Prime Minister Churchill) 'With The Unconditional Surrender Of All The Armies Of Nazidom And The Liberation Of The Oppressed People Of Europe From The Evils Of Barbarism, I Wish To Express To You, And Through You To Britain'S Heroic Army, Navy And Air Forces, Our Congratulations On Their Achievements. The Government Of The United States Is Deeply Appreciative Of The Splendid Contribution Of All The British Empire Forces And Of The British People To This Magnificent Victory….' (To Marshal Stalin) 'Now That The Nazi Armies Of Aggression Have Been Forced By The Coordinated Efforts Of Soviet-Anglo-American Forces To An Unconditional Surrender, I Wish To Express To You And Through You To Your Heroic Army The Appreciation And Congratulations Of The United States Government On Its Splendid Contribution…You Have Demonstrated In All Your Campaigns What It Is Possible To Accomplish When A Free People Under Superlative Leadership And With Unfailing Courage Rise Against The Forces Of Barbarism' (To General Eisenhower) 'In Recognition Of The Unconditional And Abject Surrender Of The Nazi Barbarians, Please Accept The Fervent Congratulations And Appreciation Of Myself And Of The American People For The Heroic Achievements Of Your Allied Army, Navy And Air Forces. By Their Sacrifices, Skill And Courage They Have Saved And Exalted The Cause Of Freedom Throughout The World….I Send Also My Personal Appreciation Of The Superb Leadership Shown By You And Your Commanders In Directing The Valiant Legions Of Your Own Country And Of Our Allies To This Historic Victory….' (To General De Gaulle) '€¦This Is An Appropriate Time To Send Through You America'S Congratulations To The People Of France On Their Permanent Liberation From The Oppression They Have Endured With High Courage For So Long. I Wish Also To Send To You This Expression Of Our Appreciation Of The Contribution Made By Valiant Soldiers Of France To Our Allied Victory'. A Document Of Fine Content Drawing Together Each Of The Allied Leaders. Some Very Light, Minor Creasing And A Few Small Areas Of Paper Loss To The Left Edge, None Of Which Affect The Text, Otherwise Vg Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) American President 1945-53. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £800 - 1000
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