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PICTORIAL ARROWHEAD: OCCUPATION OF JAPAN BY SECOND MARINE DIVISION
Division Special Services Section, Japan, 1946 - Rare. Only edition. Large format, printed landscape. Blue and white photos with some text. Bound by ribbon. Some light liquid staining to edges, does not affect any pictures or text. Issued to the unit first in Nagasaki after the bomb. As stated: "This pictorial booklet of the 2nd Marine Division, commanded by Major General LeRoy P. Hunt, USMC, has been published under the supervision of the Division Special Services Section with the assistance of the Division Photographic Reproduction Sections. Individual credit to Pfc. Leo L. Wengert and Pfc. Herman E. Erke". First photos. "We walked into Nagasaki unprepared, and we were shocked as hell at what was there," Lyman Quigley remembered many years later. "Really, we were ignorant about what the hell the bomb was. We had no idea what we were going to see. We weren't given any instructions whatsoever. We were amazed, shocked--and yet stupefied. At the time, gruesome as the panorama of suffering was, it seemed to involve only other people's problems. Orders from above did not include any unusual precautionary guidelines or provisions. Quigley and his buddies drank city reservoir water, and worked in the midst of the most heavily damaged area without any protective clothing or special gear. They were not provided with radiation-dose badges or any other equipment to measure their exposure to radioactivity." Due to the size/weight of this book it is not available for expedited delivery; extra charges may apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: BookHouse On-Line]
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