Military memorabilia of George A. Selke, 1943-1963.


Military memorabilia of George A. Selke, 1943-1963.

George A. Selke, St. Cloud, Minnesota, served during World War II in the Civil Affairs Division of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) in Tedington, England, where he was responsible for the care of Secret and Top Secret documents and materials. His manuscript (handwritten, 6 pages; typed transcript, 2 pages), written in 1963, describes that service and the acquisition of the mimeographed directive (December 8, 1943) which details the plans of "Operation Overlord," the project Allied invasion of Europe. The latter is autographed by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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