Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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A neat document, the Canadian announcement of the surrender of Germany, signed by the officers of a Canadian P.O.W. camp. The 9" x 13 1/2" proclamation is printed in German and English and is signed in type by Canadian Gen. A. E. Walford. It states, in part: "...The German Forces on land, sea, and in the air have been utterly defeated and Germany has surrendered unconditionally...The Allied Governments...have assumed supreme authority...The Allies will make provision for the maintenance of order and the administration of Germany..." The poster is stamped as being received at "GRAVENHURST INTERNMENT CAMP" on May 8, 1945, the day of the Berlin surrender to Russia. It is signed at bottom by seven Canadian officers at the camp, many dating their signatures May 8th as well. A few small marginal tears, some light toning, else very good. Between 1940 and 1946 Gravenhurst, Ontario was home to a German prisoner-of-war camp known as "Camp 20". The camp had a swimming area fenced in on Lake Muskoka where the prisoners could bathe. By the end of the first summer, Camp 20 held 489 prisoners who were also permitted to work locally.
THE END OF THE WAR IN A CANADIAN P.O.W. CAMP
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $100 - $150
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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