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[World War II]: [African Americana]
[COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS, AND CLIPPINGS ASSEMBLED BY A MEMBER OF THE SEGREGATED 93rd AMERICAN INFANTRY DIVISION WHILE SERVING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR II]
[Morotai, Bouganville, Green Island, and other locations in the South Pacific, 1945. Three clasp-bound collections of manila folders containing 113 mostly vernacular photographs (occasionally captioned in pencil), two divisional newsletters, copies of Japanese surrender documents, and numerous news clippings and assorted ephemera related to the soldier's war experiences. Minor dust-soiling to folders, some toning to contents. Overall very good. An informative collection of photographs, documents, and clippings related to the World War II experiences of the African-American 93rd Infantry Division in the South Pacific. The 93rd Infantry Division was a segregated "colored" unit formed first during World War I, and reactivated for service in 1944. The unit was shipped to the Pacific Theater, where they served primarily in construction and defensive infrastructure operations. The 93rd occupied Morotai in the Dutch East Indies from April to October 1945, where they witnessed the surrender of the Second Japanese Army. The material in the present collection is organized in three compilations of clasp- bound manila folders, with the contents of each compilation annotated in pencil on the front cover. The chief feature of the collection are the 113 photographs arranged thematically throughout the first two folders. Folder One contains photographs and documents pertaining to the Japanese surrender to the division's commander, Major General Johnson. There are also photographs showing various Japanese troops surrendering to Australian officers, including one of a Japanese officer … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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