Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
"Die Mitteilungen" alliiertes Nachrichtenblatt für die deutsche Zivilbevölkerung, Mitwoch, den 9. Mai 1945 - Sonder-Ausgabe: Deutschland kapituliert (Germany capitulates!). The 21st Army Group, British.
"Die Mitteilungen" alliiertes Nachrichtenblatt für die deutsche Zivilbevölkerung, Mitwoch, den 9. Mai 1945 - Sonder-Ausgabe: Deutschland kapituliert (Germany capitulates!)
"Die Mitteilungen" alliiertes Nachrichtenblatt für die deutsche Zivilbevölkerung, Mitwoch, den 9. Mai 1945 - Sonder-Ausgabe: Deutschland kapituliert (Germany capitulates!)
"Die Mitteilungen" alliiertes Nachrichtenblatt für die deutsche Zivilbevölkerung, Mitwoch, den 9. Mai 1945 - Sonder-Ausgabe: Deutschland kapituliert (Germany capitulates!)

"Die Mitteilungen" alliiertes Nachrichtenblatt für die deutsche Zivilbevölkerung, Mitwoch, den 9. Mai 1945 - Sonder-Ausgabe: Deutschland kapituliert (Germany capitulates!)

[Germany]: The 21st Army Group, 1945. First edition. Softcover. Folio (12 1/2 x 18 1/2"). 8pp. Published by the 21st Army Group*, this special issue of "Die Mitteilungen" (Information) announces in bold letters and across its front page, the capitulation of Nazi Germany. Featured in two columns, and above the b/w photographic portraits of Field-Marshal Alexander, Marshal Koniev, Field-Marshal Montgomery, King George VI, General Eisenhower, Marshal Zhukov, and General Bradley, are the victory speeches pronounced by King George VI, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Of special interests are the announcement of Joseph Goebbels' death (Page 2); the liberation of some of Europe's political, military, and religious leaders, such as Leon Blum, Paul Reynaud, Edouard Daladier, General Weygand, General Gamelin, Dr. Kurt von Schuschnigg, Pastor Niemöller, Belgian King Leopold III, etc.. (Page 2); Information on Hitler's suicide (Page 4); The San Francisco conference (Page 5 and 8); article with four gruesome photographs on the liberation of the Death Camps (Page 6); five b/w photographic portraits of the following allied statesmen: General de Gaulle, Marshal Stalin, Winston Churchill, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (who died less than a month before Germany's capitulation), and President Harry Truman (Page 8). 'The 21st Army Group newspaper "Mitteilungen" was distributed as follows: Laer (700 copies); Greven (560 copies); Wunsdorf and Neustadt (1,000 copies); Basthorst (500 copies); Celle (3,000 copies); Lübeck (4,000 copies); Bergen-Belsen camp (2,500 copies)' [Extracts from War Diary of 14 Amplifier Unit & 19 Leaflet Unit]. Folding mark at center. Tiny closed tear along spine. Minor age-toning. Text in German. Newspaper in overall very good condition. vg. Item #39196

* The 21st Army Group was a World War II British headquarters formation, in command of two field armies and other supporting units, consisting primarily of British and Canadian forces. Established in London during July 1943, under the command of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), it was assigned to Operation Overlord (the Western Allied invasion of Europe), and was an important Allied force in the European Theatre. The 21st Army Group operated in Northern France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany from June 1944 until the end of the war in Europe in 1945. After the German surrender, 21st Army Group was converted into the headquarters for the British zone of occupation in Germany. It was renamed the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) on 25 August 1945 and eventually formed the nucleus of the British forces stationed in Germany throughout the Cold War.

Price: $2,500.00

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