Auction 100

Lot 18:

KONSTANTIN ROKOSSOVSKY MARSHAL OF THE SOVIET UNION

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Start price: $80

Estimated price: $160 - $200

VAT: On commission only

(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 Bagration—one of the most decisive Red Army successes of the war—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.

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