Auction 100

Lot 22:

VASILY CHUIKOV MARSHAL OF THE SOVIET UNION

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Start price: $100

Estimated price: $200 - $300

VAT: On commission only

(1896 – 1968) Marshal of the Soviet Union, commanded the defense at the Battle of Stalingrad, joined in turning Adolf Hitler’s armies back, and led the Soviet drive to Berlin. Chuikov personally accepted the German surrender of Berlin on May 1, 1945. Typed document, 2 pages, 1943, 11.5 x 8 in., signed by Chuikov as Commander of the 8th Army, Guards’ General Lieutenant, a military attestation of Captain Fedor Gurkin, instructor of the Political Department of the 8th Army. The signature of Comrade Chuikov is on the second page in blue ink on the left. Small file holes at left from binding. Slight ragged edge at left and bottom. Very good.

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