69th Infantry Division Pictorial History
“Recorded on these pages is a review of the accomplishments of this Division, of its preparation to fight and its fight against Germany.”
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The quote above, attributed to Major General E.F. Reinhardt, can be found in the foreword dated July 20, 1945 – just over a month after V-E Day proclaimed Germany’s final defeat. The following pages provide a textual and photographic summary of the campaign of the Fighting 69th Division across the European Theater.
Activation, training in England, attacking the Siegfried Line, crossing the Rhine, the Battle for Leipzig and more are covered in intimate detail. A list of the division’s fallen soldiers, decorations, and attached units can be found in the back, reflecting the volume’s dedication to comrades lost during the war. “To those then, who Sleep and those who bear the scars of WAR, we dedicate this, the history of the “Fighting 69th Infantry Division.”
The book is also accompanied by a folding pictorial map (separated) that vibrantly illustrates the highlights of the campaign from disembarkation to linking up with the Red Army. Numerous vignettes show a variety of interesting, and often humorous, scenes that reflect the direct experiences of the division’s soldiers.
Publication Date: 1945
Author: United States Army
Sheet Width (in): 5.50
Sheet Height (in): 8.20
Condition Description: Unfortunately the volume has gotten a little wet at some point, and shows moderate water damage throughout. Damp stains are on the corners of each page and the endpapers are spotted. However, despite the issues, the publication is in surprisingly strong shape and remains free of musty smells. The fold out map, separated and professionally flattened, is in very good condition, with creasing and some spotting along the fold lines. Remains a usable and desirable copy.
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