Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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(1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. An uncommon association of names in a good content D.S., 1p. large 4to., "Fuhrerheadquarters, June 3, 1941, the promotion of ALFRED GAUSE, then a liaison officer serving with the Italian High Command in North Africa, to serve as Generalmajor. Co-signed by WILHELM KEITEL (1882-1946), German field marshal and army chief of staff under Adolf Hitler, and by his brother, BODEWIN KEITEL (1888–1953) German general who served as head of the Army Personnel Office. The Keitel brothers are rarely seen on the same document. Fine condition. ALFRED GAUSE (1896-1967) was a highly valued staff officer. Gause was initially sent to Africa where he served as chief of staff for Erwin Rommel. Gause rejoined Rommel in his postings in Italy and Northern France. In September 1944 he became Chief of Staff of the 6th Panzer Army, which he held through the end of November. In April he was assigned to Generalkommando II Armeekorps in Kurland and was captured by Soviet troops in the Courland Pocket in 1945.

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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,950.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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