Historical Militaria & Autographs

Lot 122:

FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE UNIT HISTORY 1ST ED.

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Start price: $80

Estimated price: $160 - $300

Auction house commission: 25%

Rare first edition of ‘The First Special Service Force: A War History of The North Americans 1942-1944’ by Lieutenant Colonel Robert D. Burhans, Washington Infantry Journal Press, 1947 first edition, 376 pages, approx 6 x 9 inches, blue hardcover boards. Two front pages are stamped in red ink ‘Public Information Office Please do not remove’ Title page has a note ‘ALCOM-Historian Reference file.’ The book includes several maps, numerous photographs, rosters of enlisted men and a record of men who died in service. Minor dampness discoloration at long edge, minor bumps to corners. Documents the history of this elite American-Canadian WWII commando unit which was famously dramatized in the 1968 motion picture ‘The Devil’s Brigade.’

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