Roll on 110th
A personalized memento from World War II cataloguing the campaign of the 110th Infantry Regiment.
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Though only ‘in the action’ for less than a year, between July 1944 and May 1945, the 110th Infantry Regiment participated in some of the most storied events in the European Theater of World War II. As part of the 28th Infantry Division, the 110th (The Fighting Tenth) marched down the Champs-Elysées during the liberation of Paris, slogged through the longest single battle in the history of the U.S. Army (Hurtgen Forest), and repulsed the final German thrust in the Battle of the Bulge.
This small, inauspicious map uses simple lines, symbols and cartoons to present this heroic record in a sterilized, easy to comprehend format. Abbreviated months reflect general dates, but do little to express the speed with which the regiment crossed France. Charming illustrations allude to the high points and low points, but only one who was there could truly appreciate the relationship with the events as they occurred.
This particular example of the map was owned by a private from Chicago who was assigned to Company F in the 110th. Surrounding the signed ‘property’ stamp on the verso are dozens of signatures from other members of the unit. The diverse group, hailing primarily from the Northeast and Midwest, undoubtedly forged a strong bond through their collective experience, uniquely captured with this personalized map.
Publication Date: 1945
Author: L.W. Selindh
Sheet Width (in): 13.90
Sheet Height (in): 9.75
Condition Description: Creasing and moderate wear along fold lines and several areas of old tape repair along the top of the sheet. Several spots of soiling, most visible in the title block. Remains in good to very good condition, with numerous contemporary signatures on the verso.
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