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    Bernard Law Montgomery World War II Printed Address to the Troops Signed "B. L. Montgomery / General / Eighth Army." One page, 8" x 10"; July 10, 1943. At top: "Personal Message from the Army Commander." Montgomery's message to be read out to all the troops of the Eighth Army on the impending invasion of Italy, welcoming Canadian troops joining the Eighth Army, and the presence of American allies. He closes his address wishing the troops, "Good luck and good hunting in the home country of Italy." With a printed signature at bottom; Montgomery adds a holographic signature with his rank at top, and the day of the month "10" at bottom left.

    British and American troops landed on the shores Sicily on July 10, 1943 to begin Operation Husky. The Allies forces reach Messing, entirely occupying the island by August 17, 1943. The Allies' next goal was the liberation of Italy, which Montgomery spearheaded in Operation Baytown on September 3, 1943.

    Condition: Flattened horizontal folds. Written in pencil at top left corner, "No 1" and subsequently crossed out. Multiple tiny pinholes in top left quadrant.


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