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Insignia and Decorations of the U.S. Armed Forces

Grosvenor, Gilbert, et al.

Published by National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, 1944
Condition: Fair Soft cover
From Ground Zero Books, Ltd. (Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.)

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Wraps, 208, profusely illus. (many in color), Key to Color Pages. Ex-library copy Ink notations on front cover. Front cover has substantial wear, soiling, and tape repairs. Spine has been restrengthened with tape. Rear cover has some tape as well. Tear at the bottom of pages 207/8 where a library pocket has been removed (text complete). Interior condition is between good to very good. Color pages are bright and crisp. Contains 2,476 reproductions in color and 159 illustrations from photographs. Includes information on U.S. Army and State Guard insignia; U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard insignia; distinctive indications of women in armed forces; heroes of wartime science and mercy (including U.S. Public Health Service, American Red Cross, Civil Air Patrol, U.S.O., etc.); women in uniform; aircraft insignia; and Navy Motor Torpedo Boat insignia, among many others. Among the contributors are Arthur E. Du Bois, Elizabeth W. King, La Verne Bradley, Robert Ewin, and Gerard Hubbard. National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its thick square-bound glossy format with a yellow rectangular border and its extensive use of dramatic photographs. The magazine is published monthly, and additional map supplements are also included with subscriptions. It is available in a traditional printed edition and through an interactive online edition. On occasion, special editions of the magazine are issued. The National Geographic Society presents in this volume a complete revision of its Insignia and Decorations of the United States Armed Forces. In the revision the number of insignia shown in full color has been increased from 1,701 to 2,47, and new data have been added, recording official additions and changes up to December, 1944. In addition are shown the insignia of agencies officially cooperating with the armed forces, such as the Maritime Services, the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the Public Health Service, the Red Cross, and the United Service Organization. "E" and other awards granted to civilians for outstanding war effort are also included. Bookseller Inventory # 73251

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Title: Insignia and Decorations of the U.S. Armed ...

Publisher: National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

Publication Date: 1944

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: Fair

Edition: Revised Edition.

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