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Lot #348
Hasso von Manteuffel

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German Panzer general in WW II, a military strategist whose skillful and imaginative deployment of tanks repeatedly thwarted Allied offensives. TLS signed “H. Manteuffel,” one page, 8.25 x 10.75, personal letterhead, February 14, 1973. Letter to a collector detailing his military career. In part, “We have to retreat on Dec. 6th this year because the Red Army began their Winter offensive against Wehrmacht, and Hitler had no strategic or tactical reserves.” Manteuffel adds a small notation, in German, to bottom left, and several small corrections to text. In fine condition, with intersecting mailing folds, one through first initial of signature. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008