Lot 125

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(1891 - 1955) German General der Flieger oversaw the organization, armament, maintenance, and supply of the Luftwaffe during World War II. Great association yet cryptic A.L.S. on tri-fold prisoner of war stationary, 1p., 12.75 x 6 in. (open), Island Farm Prison Camp, Bridgend, South Wales, Dec. 27, 1947, written during the last year of his Allied captivity to a 'Major Fred Bieri.' In part: 'May the year of 1948 be your year of the last P.O.W. in England, so that you, too, may be able to go home...I am very glad that F.M. v. R. [likely Field Marshal GERD VON RUNDSTEDT] had the opportunity to visit his very ill son in Hannover...A very important matter bothers me. A short time ago I received a letter from Gentleman from Camp Neustadt ( U.S. Zone ) which contained short news that Mrs. von Kleiss received from her husband through unknown sources...The news before last of FM. v. Kl. to his wife was in February when he was very optimistic about the end of his stay in B. Perhaps his 'activity' in B. then was ended...because of comrade-relationship and human responsibility I find it necessary to let you know about these developments and I am asking you to try taking whatever steps you may find necessary in this matter...' Two file holes, else fine.

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