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Wwii General's Letter. Arrival In Normandy, June 1944 For Sale
This isan interestingoriginalWWII letter,writtenon the front lines inNormandy in June, 1944, byan AmericanBrigadier Generalwho commanded a brigade in combat throughout the campaignin Europe. This letter includes excellent content about thisgeneral's arrival in Normandy and his first view of theaftermath ofrecent fighting.
The general officerwho wrote this 4 page letter commandedhis brigade fromthe 1944 Normandy campaign to the end of the war in Europe.His brigade landed in Normandy in late June, 1944. This general was decorated, receiving theBronze Star for his command of his brigadeduring the campaign, and the Legion of Meritfor his role in the preparations for the Normandy invasion.
*** This letter was written by Brigadier General Nathaniel A. Burnell, whocommanded the 52nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade, IX Air Defence Command.General Burnell's brigadelanded in Normandyin June 1944 in the weeks followingtheD-Day invasion, and served throughout the 1944-45 campaign in Europe. General Burnell wasawarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in combat during the campaign, and the Legion of Merit for his servicein the months leading up to D-Day.General Burnell was later awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, and he appears to have also received some French andBelgian 4 page letter was written in Normandy on D+23, the 29th of June, 1944.General Burnell had justarrived in France, where he saw for the first time the effects of recent fighting:
"We had a fairly smooth and comfortable trip across the Channel, lots of rain, but we were sheltered adequately.
Everybody is glad to be here and on the job at last - the quicker to finish the job. I've been in no real danger yet and don't expect to be, so I hope you and Anne won't worry.
Today I drove through the recent battle area on the way to inspect a unit. Wish I could describe to you the scenes of destruction we passed through. It is unbelievable until one sees it himself."
There is more about some of General Burnell's first experiences in France:
"We are back in tents again and all feeling much the better for it. Health is perfect, even though the choice of food is a bit limited. And we do enjoy our sleep.
We have just had a thunderstorm and a beautiful double rainbow. The last few drops of rain are falling now. But the tent is leakproof and the ground quite dry so the rain is actually doing some good - at least it will settle the dust for awhile."
An interesting and scarceoriginal WWII letter, written on the front lines in Normandy by an American general who commanded a brigadein combat throughout the 1944-45 campaign in pays shipping, $1.50 in Canada, $2.00 to the United States, $2.50 Overseas. Shipping costs maybe combined with myother sales, ending inthe same week, as far as package size and weight permit.Payment must be received within 5calendar days of the end of the sale. The winning buyer must contact me within 2 days of the end of the sale.I accept Paypal only. Thank you.
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