Auction 102

Lot 66:

VASILY CHUIKOV MARSHAL OF THE SOVIET UNION

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(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. A military attestation of the Guard’s Major Ivan Kirp, the Head of the Department of Propaganda of the Political Department of the 8th Guard’s Army. Document signed by Chuikov in his capacity as the Commander of Troops of the 8th Guard’s Army, General-Colonel, in blue ink on the third page, on the left, and dated June 11, 1945, 4 pp., 8.25 x 11.75 inches.

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