Lot 1297

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Lot of five items signed by French army and navy figures of World War I. Includes: HENRI GOURAUD (1867-1946) French general of World War I, commander of the French Expeditionary Corps in the Dardanelles Campaign, 1915 (where he was wounded and lost his right arm) and commander of the Fourth Army on the Western Front, gaining distinction at the Second Battle of the Marne, 1918. Vintage signed postcard photograph of Gouraud in uniform seated in a full length pose on horseback, dated Strasbourg, 1919 in his hand; LOUIS FRANCHET D’ESPEREY (1856-1942) Marshal of France, conducted the successful Macedonian Campaign leading to the collapse of the Southern Front and contributing to the armistice. Dark fountain pen ink signature ('F. d'Esperey') with a brief sentiment in French concerning the war above, 11 November 1934 in his hand on a card with a small newspaper portrait, above a collector’s note; MARIE-JEAN-LUCIEN LACAZE (Admiral who led a division of the Mediterranean Fleet during World War I and organized part of the Dardanelles Campaign, later Minister of the Navy 1915-17); signed card with a trimmed newspaper portrait affixed above his signature); LOUIS DARTIGUE DU FOURNET (Admiral who served as head of the 3rd French Squadron with the task of imposing a blockade on the Turkish Fleet; disarmed the Greek Fleet in October 1916); A.L.S. on a postcard, with a small circular portrait of the Admiral affixed in the upper left corner, 30th March 1919) and EMILE PAUL AMABLE GUEPRATTE (Admiral who led a squadron of battleships alongside the British Mediterranean Fleet and initiated Naval operations in the Dardanelles Campaign on 3rd November 1914), complimentary A.L.S., 1921. Very good. Five pieces.

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May 1, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
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