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Winston Churchill typed letter signed, dated 11 May 1943, to Cyril Gordon Illingworth, captain of the Queen Mary, thanking him for ''the efficient conduct of our journey''. The English Prime Minister traveled by sea to the U.S. to join FDR in war planning at the Third Washington Conference (code named TRIDENT), held in Washington, D.C. from 12 May to 27 May 1943. The Italian Campaign, air attacks on Nazi Germany and the Pacific War were on the meeting agenda. Churchill was accompanied by Averell Harriman, FDR's special envoy to Europe. Lot includes a telegram from Harriman to Illingworth. A third telegram is from Hastings Ismay, Churchill's chief military assistant and staff officer, to Illingworth. Churchill letter, measuring 7.5'' x 9.5'', on 10 Downing Street letterhead, is signed, ''Winston S. Churchill''. The Harriman telegram, measuring 8'' x 10'', on U.S. Embassy letterhead, is signed, ''W.A. Harriman''. The Ismay telegram, measuring 7'' x 8.75'', on blindstamped Office of the War Cabinet letterhead, is signed, ''Hastings Ismay''. Tape residue, else very good plus condition.
1943 Typed Letter Signed From Winston Churchill -- Churchill Thanks the Captain of the Queen Mary for a ''Notable Voyage'' That Took Him to Meet President Roosevelt at the TRIDENT Conference
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,291
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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