Eisenhower, Dwight D. Printed Broadside. WWII era
We Shall Obliterate Nazi-ism…
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Printed World War II broadside; signed in type.
WE SHALL OBLITERATE NAZI-ISM AND GERMAN MILITARISM. WE SHALL OVERTHROW THE NAZI RULE, DISSOLVE THE NAZI PARTY AND ABOLISH THE CRUEL, OPPRESSIVE AND DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND INSTITUTIONS WHICH THE PARTY HAS CREATED.”
The broadside continues….
We shall eradicate that German Militarism which has so often disrupted the peace of the world. Military and Party leaders, the Gestapo and others suspected of crimes and atrocities will be tried and, if guilty, punished as they deserve. Supreme legislative, judicial and executive authority and powers within the occupied territory are vested in me as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces and as Military Governor, and the Military Government is established to exercise these powers under my direction…Resistance to the Allied Forces will be ruthlessly stamped out…” Eisenhower then suspends all German courts and educational institutions and instructs all officials, employees and workers to remain at their posts until further orders.
Originally folded in eight, there are three vertical folds and one mid-horizontal fold. Undated. The Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)’s Proclamation No. 1, making General Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme authority in the areas of Germany under U.S. command.
Some minor wrinkling; small 1” closed tear at top; one horizontal fold; lt. soil. More commonly seen as one sheet, with English at the top and German at the bottom. This larger size, which also may be viewed and framed with both languages “up,” is quite scarce.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (34th President) [Printed Broadside] “MILITARY GOVERNMENT – GERMANY / SUPREME COMMANDER’S AREA OF CONTROL / PROCLAMATION NO. 1 / TO THE PEOPLE OF GERMANY….” Signed in type: “Dwight D. Eisenhower / General of the Army, / Supreme Commander, / Allied Expeditionary Force.” Circa 1945. Folio; 4pp; pg. 1 is in English, pg.4 is in German; pp 2-3 are blank. 13-3/4″ x 15-1/4″.