Last Communique From SHAEF Headquarters


Illustrated with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force insignia, this was “Ike’s” last message to the troops in the ETO.

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SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE,    TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE,  The task which we set ourselves is finished, and the time has come for me to relinquish Combined Command.”   This was the last communique issued from Eisenhower’s SHAEF Headquarters.  Although not dated, it is probably late June or very early July of 1945.  Bears the insignia of SHEAF.

Signed in facsimile, by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, and later President of the United States.

These documents are commonly found amongst the miscellaneous papers of WWII veterans.  It was sent out to all European/Mediterranean commands.

In very good condition.  Some very light staining.

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Weight .5 lbs