Headquarters, Twelfth Army Gro, 1944. unbound. Exceptional and uncommon twice-signed war-date color patriotic cover with the addition of a free frank, completely in Bradley's hand, depicting Adolf Hitler with his hands across the Earth as an American Bald Eagle sets its talons into his back, ready to carry him off, captioned: "Not So Fast, Adolf!" This 3.5 x 6.5-inch envelope is addressed to his friend Robert Freeman, a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, with his return address: "O.N. Bradley, Lieut. Gen. # 9. 12th Army Group, APO 655, c/o Postmaster, New York," marking "Free" at the top right corner usually designated for postage, with the postmark: "U.S. Army Active Service - A.P.O. 655 - Sep. 19, 1944." Next to the political cartoon, the General has added: "Censored: O.N. Bradley Lieut. Gen." Float-mounted below an 8 x 5-inch black-and-white photo of Bradley dressed in his military uniform. Matted in off-white and set in a black frame measuring 20.25 x 14 inches. Accompanied by a typed letter signed by Bradley, 1 page, 10.5 x 8 inches, September 17, 1944, in full: "Dear Mr. Freeman, It is a pleasure to return your envelope as you requested, hoping that it will add to your collection." The letter is housed neatly in a plastic sleeve on the back of the frame. Near fine condition. United States "Five Star" General of the Army who is best known for his service in World War II at North Africa and in Western Europe.
(Inventory #: 267261)
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