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BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERYFine content T.L.S. "Montgomery of Alamein, F[ield] M[arshal]", 1p., 4to, on his Marshal's letterhead, Chateau de Courance, May 30, 1951. In full: "I am sorry I cannot attend your Service at the D-Day Stone on June 6th but I am attending the annual D-Day Celebrations across the Channel in Normandy. I shall therefore be with you in spirit and will not forget that the great Armada was largely launched from Portsmouth. May the effort, comradeship and sacrifice which made that great enterprise possible, be carried on into these troubled days to help ease the cause of peace". Montgomery, who held command of all Allied ground forces during the Battle of Normandy, refers to the D-Day Stone memorial in Southsea Common, Portsmouth, England. Staple holes and one punch hole on top left corner, moderate folds not affecting signature, else very good .
Estimate $ 200-300

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