Auction 102

Lot 8:

GENERAL DIETL TELEGRAM TO ADMIRAL BOEHM

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Telegram from Generaloberst EDUARD DIETL (1890 – 1944) to Generaladmiral HERMANN BOEHM in Oslo, thanking Boehm for his service as commander of the occupying forces in Norway. The Marinenachrichtendienst telegram is dated as incoming on 02 III 43 at 3:34. In part: ‘Dear Herr Generaladmiral, thank you for your farewell letter. As you will be leaving Norway…I would like to…thank you…for your loyal service and for the comradeship. I’m aware of the tremendous difficulties the armed forces of the navy faced especially in the far north while under your command. I will therefore always be particularly grateful to you for the help given to me and my army. I wish you all the best for your personal well-being and remain in loyal comradeship with warm regards and Heil Hitler, your Dietl.’ 2 pages, 5.75 x 8.25 inches, folds. Hermann Boehm (1884 – 1972) After the invasion of Norway in April 1940, Boehm was made commander of German naval forces there on 10 April 1940, promoted to General Admiral on 1 April 1941. In March 1943 he was recalled from Norway.

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