Lot 20
  • 20

Eisenhower, Dwight D.

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Description

  • Typed letter signed,
  • ink, paper, fabric
to Anthony Pickford, Acting Chamberlain, Guildhall, expressing his "feeling of high distinction" in accepting the Freedom of the City of London, 1 page, 4to, Office of the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1945; speaking notes used by Eisenhower at his acceptance speech at Guildhall, giving the opening of each paragraph in large capitals, 1 page, folio, 12 June 1945, on card, pencil note of authentication on verso, initialled "CDM 12/6/45", splitting at folds; national flag of the USA draped from the podium on the same occasion (640 x 1330mm); printed invitation to the event

Catalogue Note

An evocative group of items from Eisenhower's famed Guildhall Address: his first major public speech after Victory in Europe.

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