MacArthur, Douglas (1880 – 1964)

‘If I survive the war…’ 

A good World War II dated typed letter signed by Douglas MacArthur, General Headquarters, Southwest Pacific Area, Office of the Commander-in-Chief letterhead, June 3rd 1942.

A letter to the Mayor of Huntington Beach, California, in full: ‘I wish to thank you most sincerely for the honor you have paid me in opening the gates of your city. In accepting the Golden Key, I do so with a sense of distinction and gratitude. If I survive the war, it will be one of my real pleasures to visit Huntington Beach and thereby consummate the brotherhood which its inhabitants have so graciously and generously conferred upon me.’

Discoloration to the very edges from previous framing, otherwise in very fine condition.