"THE RUSSIANS ARE QUITE OUT OF IT AND BETTER STOP BEFORE THE GERMANS TAKE PETROGRAD": EXCEPTIONAL WORLD WAR I AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE PATTON, WRITING FROM FRANCE TO HIS FATHER, ENTIRELY PENNED IN HIS HAND AND DATED SEPTEMBER 18, 1917
PATTON, George S. Autograph letter signed. Chaumont, France, September 18, 1917.
Scarce World War I autograph letter signed by Patton dated September 18, 1917, written to his father very soon after his appointment as Post Adjutant and Commander of the AEF headquarter forces in Chaumont near Paris, containing foresight about the potentially dire consequences of instability in Russia—in this letter dated less than two months before the Russian Revolution—and demonstrating his genius for both politics and military strategy by observing peace "of course would be simply a truce and the next time the allies will probably be lined up in a different way." $6000.