Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/19/2019
(1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. "ADORNED WITH SWASTIKAS", VON WEICHS' BATON WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO HIS WIDOW Fine content T.L.S. on his General of the Army letterhead, 1p. 4to., Washington, Mar. 4, 1958 to a man concerning the return of the baton of German Field Marshal Maximilian von Weichs to his widow. He writes, in part: "...The Department of the Army has received many requests on behalf of Baroness von Weichs for the return of the baton...The Judge Advocate General of the Army has thoroughly considered the legality and propriety of such action...The baton in question is adorned with swastikas and is generally symbolic of the Nazi Party. It is therefore the type of emblem or insignia required to be destroyed or removed from Germany under the provisions of Allied Control Council Directive No. 30, which implemented the de-Nazification principles...the return of the baton would be incompatible with the international obligations of the United States..." Very good.
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Minimum Bid: $140.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $295.20
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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