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[World War II]
Leyte Historical Report of the 24th Infantry Division Landing Team Philippine Liberation Campaign [cover title]
[Philippines]: 67th Engineer Topographic Company, 1945. Very good.. [9],202 leaves, plus twenty-seven plates, mostly folding. Quarto. Original printed wrappers, reproduced typescript, bound at gutter with paper clasps. Light wear and dust soiling to wraps. Contemporary "Restricted" ink stamps on front wrap, crossed out in pen. Internally clean. An extensive, and extensively illustrated, field-printed report on the actions of the 24th Infantry Division during the invasion of the Philippines in late 1944. The production of this volume was the work of the 67th Engineer Topographic Company, assigned to support the 24th Division in the Philippines, and was printed on the islands soon after the conclusion of the campaign. The "Victory Division" took part in the landing near Tacloban on October 20, 1944, and then advanced across the northern portion of Leyte Island through the Leyte Valley to Cariaga, before assaulting Pinamopoan and the Japanese units that fortified the surrounding ridges. This work, compiled by division staff in the direct aftermath of the campaign, provides a detailed and lively narrative of the operations undertaken by the unit, combined with contemporaneous reports from various support sections (signal, medical, ordnance, etc.), as well as lists of casualties and citations. The whole is illustrated with over twenty-five plates, almost all folding, that include battle plans, maps of troops movements, reproductions of aerial reconnaissance photographs, schematics of enemy fortifications, and charts. Overall, it is a fine and thorough commemoration and a … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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