(WWI) GEORGE V Facsimile autographed letter signed ("George R. L."). One page (13 x 13. cm.), with red seal of Windsor Castle stamped at top center; horizntal bisecting fold; light toning, else very good; dated April 1918. With envelope (toned and torn along top edge) headed "A message to you from His Majesty King George Vth." With envelope toned and torn along top edge.
The grandfather of Elizabeth II welcomes the soldiers of the United States entering the British Isles to join fighting with the Allies as The Great War was nearing its climax. "I wish that I could shake the hand of each one of you & bid you God speed on your mission." Given the quantity supplied, such documents are surprisingly uncommon.