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"Robert"
[Photo Album]: Japanese-American Army Soldier in Guam as part of the Marianas-Bounins Command after the defeat of the Japanese in World War II
Hawaii and Guam: 1946-1948. Very Good. Hardcover. Oblong folio. Measuring 15" x 11". String-tied blue leather over stiff paper boards with "Photographs" stamped on the front board and a label reading "Robert's - Home" affixed to the front board. Contains 140 black and white or sepia-toned silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" to 5" x 7", with captions. Very good album with worn edges, tears, and rubbing with near fine photographs. A photograph album documenting the Army service of a Japanese-American soldier in Guam as part of the Marianas-Bounins Command after the defeat of the Japanese in World War II. The compiler was a Hawaiian soldier named "Robert." The album begins with a drawing of tropical flowers followed by pages of family and friends. The middle part of the album documents life within the 8722 Marianas-Bounins Command (MARBO). The military photographs include images of individuals and groups of soldiers, mostly Japanese-American, who were assigned to MARBO. Also featured are military facilities on Guam (officers' quarters, officers' club, cook's quarters, bandstand and dance floor, civilian housing, Robert's quarters, the curio shop, hamburger stand, a jewelry shop, the Marine Barracks, the Navy golf club, the Navy community store, equipment storage areas, Quartermaster reefers, the MARBO-AFG headquarters area, etc.) Their daily lives are detailed throughout the album. Men are seen washing clothes, working at the motor pool, snacking in the barracks, sleeping in bunks, shifting through piles of war surplus, and on guard duty. One photo shows a m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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