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(1890 - 1957) German field marshal who headed the 6th Army's drive on Stalingrad. Paulus found himself surrounded there and surrendered his starving army on Jan. 31, 1943. He returned to Germany to testify at the Nuremburg War Crimes trials. Rare war-date D.S. "Paulus" in indelible pencil as General of Panzer Troops and Commander of the ill-fated Sixth Army, 1p. 4to., "Russia", ca. Oct. 16, 1942, awarding the War Merit Cross First Class to Tech. Sgt. Friedrich Duecker. File holes at left margin, light toning, else very good. Paulus' documents signed as commander of the Sixth Army are rare indeed!
Estimate $ 750-1,000

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