January 2015 Auction Ends Thursday, January 29th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/29/2015
Dwight D. Eisenhower autograph letter signed as General during WWII. Just a month after he conducted the Allied Invasion of Normandy, he writes to his wife Mamie. Dated 11 July [1944] it reads: ''My darling: Seems to me I'm a flea on a hot griddle. Certainly I'm never at one place long. Arrived at my main hq an hour ago (noon) and leave again tomorrow noon. Right now I'm waiting on two men to come in for a conference. Lately I saw a piece in the paper which intimated that on 4 July in France I was exceedingly reckless to 'showing off'. Pay no attention to such tales. I'm most careful - and I'm not talking for effect. Ask [son] Johnny how promptly I duck to the shelter when the 'Buggers' come around! Tell him I spent the last two nights at the camp. I didn't mean to upset you with 'advice'. I was merely philosophizing on the basis of what I thought John needs, etc. Forget it! I'm always a bit off-key when I try to talk seriously - at least when I try to talk about John...It appears that the motion picture thing may go forward. In a way I'm sorry, because from a personal viewpoint none of us has anything to gain - and some embarrassment might ensue. But there IS a possibility of doing good, I think, so any personal embarrassment is worth chancing!...Always your / Ike''. 2pp. letter on ruled stationery measures 8'' x 10.5''. Toning and creasing, else near fine.
Dwight Eisenhower WWII Autograph Letter Signed One Month After D-Day -- ''...I'm a flea on a hot griddle...how promptly I duck to the shelter when the 'Buggers' come around!...''Dwight Eisenhower WWII Autograph Letter Signed One Month After D-Day -- ''...I'm a flea on a hot griddle...how promptly I duck to the shelter when the 'Buggers' come around!...''Dwight Eisenhower WWII Autograph Letter Signed One Month After D-Day -- ''...I'm a flea on a hot griddle...how promptly I duck to the shelter when the 'Buggers' come around!...''
Dwight Eisenhower WWII Autograph Letter Signed One Month After D-Day -- ''...I'm a flea on a hot griddle...how promptly I duck to the shelter when the 'Buggers' come around!...''
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Auction closed on Thursday, January 29, 2015.
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