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Nine colorful and rare limited printing World War II booklets owned by Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes who served as Deputy Commanding General to General George S. Patton, Jr., from North Africa to Italy before becoming Commanding General of the II Corps and the 7th and 3rd Armies
Europe, 1944 - 1947. various. "Brigadier General Geoffrey Keyes was promoted to Major General on June 22, 1942, and Lieutenant General on April 17, 1945, the same day that Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr. was promoted to four-star General. During World War II, Keyes was Chief of Staff, 2nd Armored Division (1940-1942), Commanding General 9th Armored Division (1942), Deputy Commanding General Western Task Force [North Africa] under Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. (1942-1943), Deputy Commanding General I Armored Corps [North Africa] under Gen. Patton (1943), Deputy Commanding General 7th Army [Sicily] under Gen. Patton (1943), Commanding General Provisional Corps [Sicily] appointed by Gen. Patton (1943), Commanding General II Corps [Italy] (1943-1946). He accepted the surrender of Palermo, Sicily, on July 22, 1943. Keyes then served as Commanding General 7th Army [Germany] (1945-1946), Commanding General 3rd Army [Germany] (1946-1947) and Deputy Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria under Gen. Mark Clark (1947) ??? he had served under Gen. Clark at Anzio beach, Monte Cassino, and before Rome. Keyes was Commanding General U.S. Forces in Austria and U.S. High Commissioner in Austria from 1947 to 1950, retiring from the Army in 1950.Comprises:Menu, ???Seventh US. Army Inactivation Day Dinner, Schloss Hotel, Heidelberg, 30 March 1946,??? 4p, 4.75??? x 8.24???. With Keyes??? place card emblazoned with the Seventh Army patch.Booklets and pamphlets owned by Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes in Good to Fine Condition with Keyes??? 4??? x 6.25??? blue II Corps bookplate.(1) ???91st Division, August 1917 ??? January 1945,??? 92p, 4.75??? x 6.5???. Softcover. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Published in April 1945 ???passed by the Field Press censor and may be mailed home.???(2) ???Western Task Force 1942-46,??? 48p, 8??? x 11???. Softcover. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Published in Heidelberg, Germany, March 31,1946. Almost full page photographs of Generals Patton, Keyes, Patch, and Haislip, (3) ???Holiday Program of the 3rd Infantry Division??? (???Programme des fêtes de la 3e D.I.A.???), 4p, 9.75??? x 12.5???. Mimeographed in color. Pompeii, April 22, 1944.(4) ???Ordnance in the European Theatre: A Discussion of the Year Following VE Day,â? 20p, 8â? x 10.5â?. Softcover, July 1946.(5) â??351st Infantry Regiment, World War II, July 1942 July 1946,â? 84p, 6.5â? x 8.5â?. Softcover. Illustrated with photographs and maps.(6) â??A Brief History II Corps,â? 72p, 7â? x 8.75â?. Illustrated. Printed opposite title page â??Complimentary copy / to / Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes / II Corps Commander / From 19 September 1943 to 29 August 1945.â? Softcover with foldout maps: â??North African Invasion Algeria,â? â??Tunisian Campaign Southern Tunisia,â? â??Tunisian Campaign Northern Tunisia,â? â??Sicilian Campaign,â? â??Italian Campaign Southern Italy and Rome,â? â??Italian Campaign Northern Italy,â? and â??Command Posts in Italy.â?(7) â??Mission Accomplished: Third United States Army / Occupation of Germany / 9 May 1945 â?? 15 Feb 1947,â? imprinted on title page â??For Personal Use Only,â? 80p, 8â? x 10.25â?. Softcover. Illustrated. Minor flaws. Full page photograph of Patton captioned â??General Georges [sic] S. Patton, Jr. / Commanding Genera, Third U.S. Army / January 1944 to October 1945.â?(8) â??Third U.S. Army At Work: A Booklet Describing The Functions and Activities of Third Army in Accomplishing its Occupational Mission,â? 58p, 6â? x 8.25â?. Softcover. Illustrated with charts. Published at Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, 15 September 1946. Frontispiece photograph and introduction by Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes.(9) â??Gun Construction,â? 16p, 6â?? x 9â?. Department of Ordnance, United States Military Academy, September 1, 1944. Illustrated with diagrams. Penciled notes probably by Keyes.From the Estate of Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes"
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