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55* Neuville (Alphonse de, 1835-1885). The Defence of Rorke’s Drift, colour print, Centenary Limited Edition no.236/850, published by The Naval & Military Gallery, signed in ink by the Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Wales, 22 January 1979, plate size 42 x 71cm, framed and glazed, frame size 71 x 97cm (1)

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56* Nicholas II (Tsar). A transferware commemorative plate commemorating the imperial visit of Tsar Nicholas II & Tsarina Alexandra for their state visit to Paris in 1896, with a medallion portrait of the Tsar with historical vignettes and decorations to border, maker’s mark of Utzschneider & Cie in Sarreguemines to base, and hanging holes to rim of base, 21cm diameter One of a pair of plates produced, the other matching plate featuring a portrait of Tsarina Alexandra. (1) £100 - £150

57* Operation Torch. An official 3 page secret document for S.O. Instructions to Lieutenant Colonel W.A. Eddy, dated 23 October 1942, Copy No.11, typed document issued by W.B. Smith, Brigadier General, G.S.C., Chief of Staff, giving notes on Distribution (Copy Numbers), Colonel Eddy’s Comments on Targets given to him in Annex to Appendix C S.O. Operation Instructions of 14th October 1942 Eastern Assault Force and Eastern Task Force, Code Words for example “Warning Eagle” (probably most of the roads can be blocked), together with an identical document (Copy No.12) plus another 6 page document titled Explanatory Notes on Armistice Terms dated 18 October 1942 (Copy No.51), A4 sized documents, browned and rust from paper-clip Operation Torch (8-16 November 1942) was an Anglo-American invasion of French North Africa during WWII. It was aimed at reducing pressure on Allied forces in Egypt, and enabling an invasion of Southern Europe. It also provided the ‘second front’ which the Soviet Union had been requesting since it was invaded by the Germans in 1941. The American General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the operation and planned a three pronged attack, aimed at Casablanca (Western), Oran (Centre) and Algiers (Eastern), in advance of a rapid move on Tunis. The operation was a success for the Allied forces. Lieutenant Colonel William A. Eddy, was assigned by Eisenhower to the American Legation in Tangier, Algeria, as an assistant naval attaché for air in April 1942. His diplomatic efforts helped to modify the resistance to the eventual landing operations. (1) £100 - £150

Lot 57 Each lot is subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 20% (Lots marked * 24% inclusive of VAT @ 20%)

58* Paper Soldiers. An extraordinary collection of WWI paper soldiers, contained in 11 Players Navy Cut Cigarettes packets each captioned with regiment, including Highland Light Infantry, Rifle Brigade, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, York & Lancaster Regiment, Durham Light Infantry etc, someone has spent a lot of time drawing these officers and men with each one being captioned for example Captain W.D. Walford Durham Light Infantry, 6.5cm long etc, approx. 400 (Approx. 400)

58A* Inter-War RAF. A very mixed collection of 1930/40s photographs, including twenty 6 x 8ins aerial reconnaissance in Northern India and Middle East, some taken by 20 Squadron B.F.P. in 1934, including formation over River Jhelum (Pakistan), Wapati over Basra Plain, Peshawar City, plus aeroplane crashes, motorcycle racing, etc, approx. twenty WWII letters from 71523 Squadron Leader A.E. Brown from India to Sevenoaks, Kent (a carton)


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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res