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Goodwin, Rutherford.
A Brief & True Report Concerning Williamsburg in Virginia. [Signed by George Marshall and British Chiefs of Staff in 1943]. Being an Account of the most important Occurrences in that Place from its first Beginning to the present Time.
A third Edition revis'd & enlarged by the Author. Williamsburg, Printed for Colonial Williamsburg by August Dietz, 1940. 20 x 12 cm. xii, 406 pages. With a frontispiece, two foldout maps and other illustrations. Brown calf with gilt line decorations. Label with gilt title on spine. Speckled edges. Good condition. Binding seriously rubbed and bumped. Material losses to spine and spine label. Abrasion to boards. Edges dust dulled. Internally slightly age darkened, otherwise in very good condition. Initials A.F.B. and 13 signatures on front end papers. Placed and dated (Williamsburg, Virginia 5/16/43). Text block bright and clean. Provenance: From the Library of Sir Alan Francis Brook, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke. The Third Washington Conference (codenamed Trident) was held in Washington, D.C from May 12 to May 25, 1943. It was a World War II strategic meeting between the heads of government of the United Kingdom and the United States. On May 15, 1943 the Combined Chiefs of Staff (US and UK Military Leaders) travelled to Williamsburg, Virginia. On Sunday May 16, they attended a church service in Williamsburg, followed by lunch hosted by the Mayor of Williamsburg, before traveling back to Washington D.C. The following signatures can be found on the front end papers of this book (left to right, top to bottom): 1. Kenneth Chorley - President of Colonial Williamsburg 2. Vernon Geddy - Attorney, Executive Vice President of Colonial Williamsburg 3. Channing M. Hall - Mayor of Williamsburg, 1934 - 1947 4. Dudley Pound - First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Navy, Roy … [Click Below for Full Description]
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