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    Montgomery of Alamein Autograph Letter Signed "B.L. Montgomery," one page, 6.5" x 8". Headquarters, 21 Army Group, April 16, 1944. With original 5.25" x 4.25" worn envelope addressed by Montgomery to "Major-Gen P.H. Mitchiner/C.M.G., D.S.O./D.D.M.S./H.Q. Northern Command/York." In full, "Thank you for your letter; I was delighted to hear from you again, and it was kind of you to send me your good wishes. I hope I may see you some time." Surgeon Philip H. Mitchiner (1888-1952) was Deputy Director of Medical Services in the Northern Command. He was a recipient of the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George as well as the Distinguished Service Order. Mitchiner was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1938 and Companion of the Bath in 1944. Just nine days before he wrote this letter, General Bernard Law Montgomery had briefed all the senior commanders who would be involved in the invasion of Normandy less than two months later. The letter, in fine condition, has one vertical and one horizontal fold and two creases incurred when the envelope was folded.

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