August Militaria, Autographs, Collectibles & Toys Auction

HAROLD ALEXANDER SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY

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Start price: $60

Estimated price: $120 - $240

Auction house commission: 25%

Flyer issued by British Field Marshal Harold Alexander, Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, Allied Force Headquarters, May 1945. Written to congratulate soldiers on securing the liberation of Nazi forces in the Mediterranean. ‘You have won a victory which has ended in the complete and utter rout of the German armed forces in the Mediterranean. By clearing Italy of the last Nazi aggressor, you have liberated a country of over 40,000,000 people…My gratitude to you and my admiration is unbounded and only equalled [sic] by the pride which is mine in being your Commander-in-Chief.’ 8 x 6 inches. Minor creases at bottom left margin. Included in lot is a Newsweek Magazine from May 14, 1945 with large red text, ‘V-E!’ Minor abrasions and separation of cover from spine.

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