Historical Militaria and Autographs

Lot 19:


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1901-1944) Red Army general responsible for many operations in Ukraine as commander of the Southwestern Front, and the Voronezh Front during the Battle of Kursk. During the Soviet liberation of right-bank Ukraine, Vatutin led the 1st Ukrainian Front, responsible for the Red Army’s offensives to the west and south-west of Kiev and the eventual liberation of the city. He was ambushed and mortally wounded in February 1944 by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, one of the highest-ranking casualties of the Red Army. Document typed, 1 page, 11 x 8 in., 1939, signed by Nikolai Vatutin, Also initialed by LEV MEKHLIS. An extract from the military order of the Kiev Military District transferring officers. The signature of Comrade Vatutin is on bottom left. He signs as Deputy Commander of the Kiev Military District. The signature of Mekhlis is in the center of the page, initialed ‘M’, approving the transfer. Trimmed edges, small file holes from binding. Very good.