Georgy Zhukov Signed Photo

30 May

Soviet general (1896–1974) who led the defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad and the entry into Berlin during World War II. Scarce official matte-finish 8 x 10 US Army photo of Zhukov receiving the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force emblem flag as a gift from General Eisenhower, signed and inscribed on the reverse in Cyrillic by Zhukov. In fine condition, with a few trivial creases and tiny tape remnants to edges. Accompanied by a letter of transmittal from his office, dated August 20, 1965. This photo was taken on May 7, 1945, marking the date of Germany’s unconditional surrender and the end of the war in the European theater. Its association between Eisenhower and Zhukov is especially notable, as a close friendship grew out of mutual admiration and respect, with Eisenhower praising Zhukov’s military genius and crediting him for much of the Allies’ victory. While we have offered Zhukov documents in the past, this is the first signed photo we have encountered. RR Auction COA.

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