Typed Letter Signed on "H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth" stationery

BEATTY, David Richard (1871 - 1936)

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Date Published: 1919

Description: 1 page, 8.25 x 7 inches, no place, January 1, 1919. Written on the very day he was promoted Admiral, to powerful New York attorney Frederic R. Coudert, acknowledging that the naval contributions by American Admiral Alfred T. Mahan were a major factor in the defeat of Germany in 1918, in part: "...The war has provided a complete and remarkable proof of the theories he advanced, and has once again demonstrated the influence of sea-power upon history. He never doubted the final victory of our cause, and would have rejoiced exceedingly had he been spared to see the day of triumph. Almost equally would he have rejoiced at the bonds of friendship between the Navies of Great Britain and the United States which have been forged and cemented by co-operation during the war." Tiny chip and staple hole in the upper left corner; horizontal folds. Very good condition.

Comments: Commander in Chief of the British Grand Fleet, in which capacity he received the surrender of the German Navy at the end of World War 1.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 243422

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