NIMITZ, Chester W.
Autograph manuscript signed ("C.W. Nimitz"), no place [New York], or date (c.1945-46), in pencil (signed in ink). 1 page, quarto, on the verso of an illustrated letter sheet of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. A slip of paper accompanies the manuscript, text accomplished by manual typewriter. "Post World War II interview given to a New York Sun reporter at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York." The Fleet Admiral who directed operations in the Pacific theater throughout the whole war writes for publication: "To the wounded service men in all the hospitals in the New York area I bring warm greetings from your fellow servicemen in the Pacific Fleet ... The war you helped to win is over but the peace has not yet been assured. There is still a service you can render to your country. You men who know war with all its horrors can help prevent future wars by keeping alive in your neighbors a reslove to keep our fighting forces so strong that aggressor nations will fear to attack us. It is particularly important that we remain strong on the seas of the world. Help us to maintain our seapower without which in the war just ended, victory would have been impossible."