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The World War II 70th Anniversary Sale / General Eisenhower's Victory Order for the Day, May 1945 12 x 8 in (30 x 20 cm)

Lot 162
General Eisenhower's Victory Order for the Day, May 1945
12 x 8 in (30 x 20 cm)
29 April 2015, 10:00 EDT
New York

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General Eisenhower's Victory Order for the Day, May 1945

An original wireless transmission transcript field document, roughly cut off a field printer, from "EXFOR REAR" to "HQ L OF C; NETHERLANDS DISTRICT: GHQ Tps: EXFORACK: 79 Armd Div: EXFOR MAIN: ECHEXFOR BLA:" The message is an inter command notice from the Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower to all troops in the European theater announcing victory in Europe.
Provenance: The War Museum.

In this document, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the "glorious conclusion" to the "crusade" of early summer, 1944 against the forces of Nazi Germany. Eisenhower's message emphasizes the shared sacrifice and unity of the war effort by British, French, American, Polish and other troops of all nations, "all bound together by a common love of liberty." A rare survival.
12 x 8 in (30 x 20 cm)

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