Lot 35
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Typed document (minute) with an autograph date « 10.6.40 » in Churchill’s hand, [10 June 1940]; 1 page small in-4 format (perforations to paper); in English.
Famous message of support to French Prime Minister Paul Reynaud during the critical days of the Battle of France : “[…] the great battle which the French armies are now conducting with such undaunted courage”.
The message reads: “The maximum possible support is being given by British Forces in the great battle which the French Armies are now conducting with such undaunted courage. All available means are being used to give help on land, sea and in the air. The R.A.F. has been continuously engaged over the battlefields and within the last few days fresh British forces have landed in France to take their place with those already engaged in the common struggle, whilst further extensive reinforcements are being rapidly organized and will shortly be available.”
Sold with two letters exchanged between the Foreign Office and the French “Ministère de l’information”.
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