407 p., photos, maps, maps on endpapers, 4to; VG/no dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Eight Stars to Victory: A History of the ...
Publisher: Ninth Infantry Division Association 1st printing
Publication Date: 1948
Book Description Ninth Infantry Division Association 1st printing, Washington, 1948. 407 p., photos, maps, maps on endpapers, 4to; VG/no dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 30139
Book Description Ninth Infantry Division Association 1st printing, Washington, 1948. 407 p., photos, maps, maps on endpapers, 4to; VG/no dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 30140
Book Description Ninth Infantry Division Association, Washington DC, 1948. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. no jacket. First edition. lightest wear to tips, corners and edges of the book, no jacket, scattered foxiing, else clean and unmarked. First printing, no others noted. Blue and gilt blind-stamped cloth. One of the most combat experienced infantry divisions of WWII as well as being among the first into battle in the European / North African Theater. On the morning of Nov. 8, 1942 many of its elements entered combat with first American troops to do so. The 39th Combat Team (which had come via the British Isles) landed at Algiers, while the 47th Combat Team was hitting the beach at Safi, French Morocco, and the 60th Combat Team was hammering at the Kasba and the airport at Port Lyautey, Morocco. Five years later a letter from Maj. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, C.G. of VII Corps was published by Stars & Stripes to sum up the 9th I. D.'s post Normandy European Campaign. "During these extensive operations the 9th Division advanced almost 600 miles against enemy opposition, captured over 28,000 prisoners and participated in three major campaigns with not more than five days out of action in a period of over four months. This outstanding record is one of the finest in the European Theater." Most items ship with tracking numbers and(generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. Seller Inventory # 1002271