Lot 629

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FERDINAND CATLOS (1895 - 1972) Slovak Minister of Defense during World War II. The Slovak Republic, being bound to Germany by military treaty, sent troops to the Eastern Front under Catlos' tenure. He silently allowed underground groups to work toward a break with Germany, but once Germany commenced an occupation of Slovakia, Catlos evidently lost his nerve and urged citizens to accept the occupation. Fine association presentation photograph album signed by Catlos and presented to Gen. August Ritter von Pitreich. The 16" x 11" album bears tooled leather covers and contains 37 9 1/2" x 7" b/w photos, each mounted on a single page with tissue page separators. The first page bears a calligraphic inscription "Presented to Major General August Ritter von Pitreich, in memory of the Slovakian Army. Pressburg 9 February 1941."

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February 10, 2015 10:00 AM EST
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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