100% Authentic Gen.ike D-day Shaef Handout In Field Surgeon Officer's Apo Letter For Sale
the INVASION is ON!!!....get this in time for the 69th Anniversary of D-DAY NORMANDY INVASION!
100% original AUTHENTIC ETO SHAEF SUPREME COMMANDER General Dwight Eisenhower's Pre-Invasion D-DAY handout message given to all participants crossing the NORMANDY CHANNEL on JUNE 6th 1944:
-sent inside US ARMY APO 230 Letter written and mailed by a US ARMY MEDICAL CORPS Surgeon Officer (major field-grade rank) attached to 91st EVACUATION HOSPITAL to his family in ST LOUIS MO.
-cover has APO 409A cancel with 09 JUNE 1944 post date. been self-censored signed by the Major officer. torn open along top edge.
-enclosed is (2) pages single sided handwritten letter on BACKS of V-mail forms (cut to fit).....heading is SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND. 7:00pm (D-1) 07 JUNE 1944. contents is VERY good.....has his pre-invasion/invasion thoughts.
-line from 2nd page: "....I'm enclosing a copy of Gen. Eisenhower's message to all of us on D-Day. the kids might like it to show to somebody. It didn't inspire us a great deal for various reasons. We all know why we are here and need no stirring speeches or flag waving to inspire us to do our work...." The Medical Officer is a Major field-grade officer, married with two children.....is probably alot older and more worldly-wise than the average GI.
-contents on his pre-invasion thoughts: "....we've been patiently waiting for our orders to leave for our invasion craft. We know which one, where we go, what day and what beach we land on and what we do then. Somehow or other I wish I could hear your voices and see you before we leave but know full well that is impossible. the die is cast and everything is in the hands of the Almighty. What the result will be, He only knows...." letter goes on about rec'ing invasion currency money (like a lot of toilet paper with printing on it), wearing field uniforms and sleeping in tents....etc. officer is witness to this great event: "....we're seeing everything that has happened and when you read about different outfits land sea and air....you can safely say that I've watched them preparing and also seen them launch into action...."
-condition is decent, some age patina.... Check out my other
items! we can combine shipping.
-excellent for those collecting D-DAY INVASION pieces of history memorabilia....the 69TH ANNIVERSARY IS COMING UP!. the GEN. IKE SHAEF handout is 100% original....not one of those fake SAVING PVT. RYAN reproduction!! NOT A CURRENT RE-PRINT! a neat display piece. one of his other ETO in the field letters is currently on sale.
-SOLD AS IS.....NO RETURNS. shipped slabbed with cardboard. shipping limited to certain western european countries and AUSTRALIA only.
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