(1896 – 1968) Marshal of the Soviet Union, Rokossovsky played key roles in the defense of Moscow and the counter-offensives at Stalingrad and Kursk. He was instrumental in planning and executing part of Operation Bagrationâ€”one of the most decisive Red Army successes of the warâ€”for which he was made Marshal of the Soviet Union. He was among the most prominent Red Army commanders of World War II. Partly-printed document in Cyrillic, 1953, 2 pages, 11.5 x 7.5 in., signed by Konstantin Rokossovsky as Minister of Defense of Communist Poland, a military attestation of the Colonel Timofey Rostunov, Head of Staff of Air Defense Troops of Poland. Comrade Rokossovsky’s signature is on the second page. He wrote: ‘Agree with the attestation. Rokossovsky’. Very unusual document showing that Red Army Troops were building the Armed Forces of Poland. Usual folds, small one-inch tear bottom center, slightly ragged edges at bottom, rare.