Title: 1918 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ...
Publisher: GREECE SALONIKA THESSALONIKI
Publication Date: 1918
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
On offer is a modest archive of original handwritten letters from what is known as the "Forgotten Front" of World War I being Salonica. There are five letters here from Lieut. Halstead, Royal Army Medical Corps, written from Greece/Salonica to his wife during the great Doiran campaign of autumn 1918. Letters are: Sept. 19, 1918 (3 pages), Oct. 1, 1918 (4 pages), Oct. 4, 1918 (3 pages), Oct. 18, 1918 (4 pages) and Oct. 29, 1918 (2 pages). They detail a range of era related history and conditions of this RAMC officer: lack of leave and post on this front, the September offensive and the pursuit into Bulgaria, Bulgarian artillery bombardments and aerial activity, frenzy of casualties at the casualty clearing station, the Spanish influenza pandemic of which there are several references etc. Super content. Overall VG. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 0001093
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Store Description: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts is located in Toronto, Canada doing business by appointment, and having an online presence selling rare books and manuscripts since 1999. Specializing in handwritten, historically significant books, manuscripts, diaries, documents and ephemera. A member of The Manuscript Society each treasure on offer is guaranteed authentic and as represented for life. Worldwide clientele includes public, private and university libraries on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific. Always buying collections and estates.