Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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ERICH RAEDER (1876 - 1960) Commander and Chief of the German Navy (1933 - 1943) who was largely responsible for its expansion. Retired over growing differences with Hitler. Fine content T.L.S. on OKM letterhead, 1p. 4to., Berlin, June 24, 1940 to German admiral HUBERT SCHMUNDT. In part: "...Unfortunately, I still have not gotten around to congratulating you on the award the Fuhrer has given you on my suggestion...I considered the part of the task you were carrying out to be the weakest point in the Norway undertaking...I highly estimated the energetic and purposeful undertaking of the task by you..." Folds, marginal file holds, else fine. SCHMUNDT had been awarded his Knights Cross ten days earlier for his role as commander in chief of the Aufklärungs-Streitkräfte and leader of the Kampfgruppe Bergen during the invasion of Norway. WITH: an 8" x 10" b/w Signal Corps photo of Raeder making a final statement at the Nuremberg Trials.
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Minimum Bid: $140.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $175.00
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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