Lot 1220: Chavez, Hugo



2015-09-16 14:12:32

Lot 1220: Chavez Hugo: (1954-2013) President Of Venezuela 1999-2013. An Excellent A.L.S., Hugo Chavez Frias Comandante Mbr-200, Two Pages, 8Vo, Yare, 7Th November 1992, To Soldier Jose Melero, In Spanish. Chavez Writes His Thoughts And Response To The Verso Of A Letter Received By His Correspondent. The Four Lines Text Written By Jose Melero Are Almost Indecipherable, As A Result Of His Multiples Wounds And Physical Incapacity. Beneath These Lines Chavez Has Annotated 'Translation', With An Arrow Pointing A Text Written In Another Hand Stating 'What Can We Do, There Is Nothing We Can Do, But We Will Not Surrend..'. To The Verso Chavez Has Cleanly Written 'Note: The Unintelligible Note Was Sent To Me The 5Th November 1992 By Soldier Jose Melero, Who Was Shot With 20 Gun Bullets The 4Th February, At Valencia. He Is At The Military Hospital Of Maracay. He Lost One Leg And His Motor Skills. He Belonged To The Tank Battalion "Pedro Leon Torres"…' And Further States 'Those Scribbles Touched My Soul And Awake The Dream And Inflame Rage. "The Tank Military Spirit, Full Of Bravery And Abnegation !Will Never Die!, Because It Is The Soldier'S Own Soul! And The Soul Is Inmortal.' Chavez Concludes With A Tribute To His Correspondent '!!!Glory And Homeland To Jose Melero, One Of The So Many Anonymous Heroes Of The 4F.!!!'. An Extremely Interesting Letter With Good Association. A Couple Of Small Staple Holes To The Upper Left Corner, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, And Upper Edge Slightly Irregularly Trimmed, Otherwise Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £400-600
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