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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Document signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), 5 August 1945. Signed photostatic copy of the Declaration of the Three Powers regarding Iran. 2 pages, 4to, glossy reproductions, signed and inscribed in ink by Churchill on bottom of first page . A SOUVENIR COPY OF CHURCHILL'S, ROOSEVELT'S, AND STALIN'S PLEDGE TO AID IRAN, signed by Churchill and inscribed one-day before the atomic bombing of Japan: "My dear Blake, Please accept my warmest thanks, Aug. 5th 1945, Winston S. Churchill." The text of this declaration--originally issued at the close of the Teheran Conference--pledges the three great powers to maintain "the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iran." Iran would briefly be a hot spot of early cold wear tension between Moscow, London and Washington. The Declaration's final words have an ironic ring in light of current-day tensions over Iran: the Allies "count upon the participation of Iran, together with all other peace-loving nations, in the establishment of international peace, security, and prosperity after the war, in accordance with the principles of the Atlantic Charter..."
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Document signed ("Winston S. Churchill"), 5 August 1945. Signed photostatic copy of the Declaration of the Three Powers regarding Iran. 2 pages, 4to, glossy reproductions, signed and inscribed in ink by Churchill on bottom of first page . A SOUVENIR COPY OF CHURCHILL'S, ROOSEVELT'S, AND STALIN'S PLEDGE TO AID IRAN, signed by Churchill and inscribed one-day before the atomic bombing of Japan: "My dear Blake, Please accept my warmest thanks, Aug. 5th 1945, Winston S. Churchill." The text of this declaration--originally issued at the close of the Teheran Conference--pledges the three great powers to maintain "the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iran." Iran would briefly be a hot spot of early cold wear tension between Moscow, London and Washington. The Declaration's final words have an ironic ring in light of current-day tensions over Iran: the Allies "count upon the participation of Iran, together with all other peace-loving nations, in the establishment of international peace, security, and prosperity after the war, in accordance with the principles of the Atlantic Charter..."

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana
Date of the auction: 19 Jun 2014
Address: Christie's
19 June 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center