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  • Baron Von Richthofen Authentic Strand of Hair
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    Baron Von Richthofen Authentic Strand of Hair

    £399.00

    Manfred Von Richthofen widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during World War I.

    He is considered the ace-of-aces of the First World War being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot from that war.

    By the time of his death in April 1918 he had become a national hero in Germany and remains arguably the most widely known fighter pilot of all time, immortalised in countless films and books.

    This approx. HALF INCH piece of Baron Von Richthofen hair is presented on a display card perfect for framing*.

    See image for copy of the Charles Hamilton Certificate of Authenticity

    * Please note the frame is not included in the sale price.

  • Omar Bradley Autograph
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    Omar Bradley Autograph

    £225.00

    Omar Bradley Autograph

    For Sale: £225.00

    Omar Bradley (1893-1981) retains the distinction of being the last man appointed a five-star rank since World War II and the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    Upon joining the United States Army, he impressed his superiors and rose through the ranks. Bradley was given command of the 82nd Infantry Division after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Until leaving to serve in North Africa, he was given command of the 28th Division.

    He partook in the conquest of Sicily in the summer of 1943, and then placed in charge of the 1st US Army. While based in Britain, he assisted with the planning of Operation Overlord, and, after the D-Day landings, he became commander of the 12th Army Group.

    A Soldier's Story, his memoirs, was published in 1951.

    This simple white card, 3½" x 5" , is dedicated and autographed by Bradley:

    "Best regards to John Kirton, Omar N Bradley."

    The note is in pristine condition, the blue ink of the signature crisp and unblemished.

  • Rambahadur Limbu Autograph
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    Rambahadur Limbu Autograph

    £295.00

    Rambahadur Limbu Autograph

    For Sale: £295.00

    Nepalese Rambahadur Limbu (1939-) rose to the rank of Captain, as a Queen's Gurkha Officer, and was awarded the Member of the Fifth Class of the Royal Victorian Order.

    A list of recipients of the Victoria Cross, entitled "For Valour", is printed in colour on yellow card and measures 18" x 10". Limbu's autograph lies diagonally across the upper left portion of the document, "RBLimbu V.C.".

    The "Life Story: Rambahadur Limbu, VC", published by The Gurkha Welfare Trust, is also included. Measuring 8" x 10", the book chronicles Limbu's experiences and features photographs of his private and public life.

  • Sir Oliver Leese (WWII general) Personal Photograph Albums
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    Sir Oliver Leese (WWII general) Personal Photograph Albums

    £4,950.00

    • Photograph album of Sir Oliver Leese, 3rd Baronet, KCB, CBE, DSO - British general and commander of the Eighth Army
    • Contains 200 photographs charting the general's career
    • Includes many handwritten notations, with many of the photographs dated

     

    Lieutenant General Sir Oliver Leese (1894-1978) was a British General during World War II, who succeeded Bernard Montgomery as commander of the Eighth Army.

    He also served during World War I, commissioned into the Coldstream Guards. Having been wounded three, including during the Somme offensive of 1916 (for which he was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the DSO).

    Following the First World War, Leese carved an illustrious career in the army, serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the British Expeditionary Force and training the 29th Infantry Brigade.

    As commander of the Eighth Army, he was present as the fourth and final Battle of Monte Cassino. He also commanded the army for Operation Olive on the Gothic Line later in 1944.

    Description

    This item is a wonderful collection of over 200 black and white photographs mounted into two large albums, covering Leese's life from 1906-1914 and 1927-1938.

    The beautiful albums, which contain slight age wear to the spine, contain many early images of Leese with his fellow students alongside trophies for cricket, rugby and football.

    Beneath most of the images, which are of varying sizes, are notes annotated by Leese, identifying the dates, occasions and subjects of the photographs. A few pages have been neatly removed from the albums, but otherwise they are in fine condition.

    These high-quality photographs provide a wonderful insight into Lee's career prior to World War II. 

    This item qualifies for our layaway plan