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Our Outfit: The Story of the Parachute Riggers - EMBRY, William (ed) - 1946. [1225121]
?Fort Bragg: [for the unit,] c.1946 - Folio (354 × 306 mm). Original light card wraps. Wraps somewhat browned, spine creased and fraying at head and tail, stain through the first 10 or so leaves towards the lower margin, but overall very good. Profusely illustrated from photographs. First and only edition, extremely uncommon with no other copy traced institutionally or in commerce. A rather clumsy and fragile production, but the content is excellent, offering a fine visual record of the unit from formation at Fort Benning through war services in North Africa, the Sicily landings, Salerno, D-Day, and Arnhem to the end of hostilities in Cologne, with brief anecdotal accounts at each stage. "The 82nd Airborne was the first US Airborne Division overseas, the first to see combat, captured the most prisoners, made the most airborne invasions, had the most combat hours, made the first bridgehead in Europe, and liberated the first town in Normandy. It was selected as the selected as the honor-division to police Berlin after V.E.-Day, the received the supreme compliment by being designated as the division to lead the American Ground Forces Parade down 5th Avenue. British General Sir Miles Dempsey said of the 82nd Airborne - 'the greatest division in the world today". Accompanied by three Parachute School training certificates of Private Bryce L. McCabe, of Long Beach, CA, qualification as parachutist, and parachute rigger, completion of Parachute Demolition Training course, all 1942, together with a group of 8 original photographs, various small formats, of parachute jumps. [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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