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#323 - Douglas MacArthur

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“From the travail of the past there may emerge a new and hopeful dawn for the people of Korea”

Typed statement, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, United Nations Command letterhead, September 29, 1950, signed at the conclusion in fountain pen. A typescript of the address given by MacArthur upon recapturing Seoul from North Korea and restoring the government of Syngman Rhee. In part: “By the grace of a merciful providence, our forces fighting under the standard of the greatest hope and inspiration of mankind, the United Nations, have liberated this ancient capital city of Korea. It has been freed from the despotism of Communist rule and its citizens once more have the opportunity to live under that immutable concept of life which holds invincibly to the primacy of individual liberty and personal dignity…In behalf of the United Nations Command, I am happy to restore to you, Mr. President, the seat of your government that from it you may the better fulfill your constitutional responsibilities. It is my fervent hope that…from the travail of the past there may emerge a new and hopeful dawn for the people of Korea.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 12.5 x 14.75. In fine condition. Despite the optimistic rhetoric of this statement, the Korean War raged on for three more years before the Korean Demilitarized Zone was established along the 38th parallel. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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