WWII naval dispatch announcing end of the war set for auction



2015-06-26 12:56:58

WWII naval dispatch announcing end of the war set for auction

The WWII naval dispatch will auction 67 years to the day it was sent

A rare US naval dispatch announcing the end of WWII is coming to auction in Pennsylvania, US.

The dispatch from President Harry S Truman's navy secretary Cordell Hull on August 15, 1945, reads: "All hands of the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard may take satisfaction in the conclusion of the war against Japan."

The item is consigned by the son of the personal secretary toAdmiral FC Denebrink, who handled the admiral's correspondence during the conflict in the Pacific.

"The Admiral turned to my father and handed him the original transmission saying, 'you keep this Bob it will give you something to remember this day for the rest of your life' and he did," explains the consigner.

"To my knowledge it is the only original of its kind in private hands anywhere in the world."

The consigner adds that the announcement meant "they would not invade Japan as they thought was entirely possible and probably sacrifice their lives in the process. It is not difficult to imagine the joy of all aboard to this message from God."

WWII naval dispatch A telegram announcing the WWI armistice made 2,400 in 2009 - what price this WWII dispatch?

The auction will take place on August 15, 67 years to the day the dispatch was sent. No estimate has been set for the item, but such is its importance and likely rarity, it should attract plenty of interest. A telegram announcing the WWI armistice sold for 2,400 in April 2009.

Paul Fraser Collectibles is delighted to offer our stock of rare militaria items to you today, including the autograph of Dambusters hero Guy Gibson.

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