WW2 Special Message By Lieut General R.L. McCreery To 2nd Polish Corps
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For sale is a Exceptionally Rare WW2 Special Message From the Army commander to all officers, N.C.Os and men of 2nd Polish Corps By Lieut General R.L. McCreery G.O.C Eighth Army, Main H.Q Eighth Army 23rd April 1945.This exceptionally rare document states the following: “SPECIAL MESSAGE from the ARMY COMMANDER TO ALL OFFICERS, N.C.OS. AND MEN OF 2nd POLISH CORPS The first phase of our Eighth Army offensive is now over; the enemy has been driven back to the River Po. You have played a decisive part in this great victory. In your advance up the historic Via Emilia from Faenza to Bologna you have been opposed throughout by the enemy's best troops. You have inflicted very heavy losses in men equipment on the enemy's three best divisions 20 Panzer Division and 1 and 4 Parachute Divisions. The fighting has been fierce and bitter. These tough enemy parachutists were fighting hard right up to the final blow you gave them) East of the River Idice, which shattered the enemy and directly led to the capture of the historic city of Bologna. You have shown a splendid fighting spirit, endurance and skill in this great battle. I send my warmest congratu lations and admiration to all ranks, and I wish you all the best of luck as you continue the march with the Eighth Army until the enemy's final collapse in Italy is achieved. R. L. McCreery Lieut.-General. G.O.C., Eighth Army. Main H.Q., Eighth Army. 23rd April, 1945.” This is an exceptionally rare “Special Message” in which these very rarely come up for sale. It’s in great condition. This is guaranteed Original or money back. This will be sent via Royal Mail special delivery and dispatched within two working days.
Dorset, United Kingdom
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