Titre : Ours to Hold it High: the History of the ...
Éditeur : Infantry Journal Press, Washington
Date d'édition : 1947
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good-
Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket
Edition : First Edition.
585 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, a little shelf wear to covers otherwise very good. Stated first edition. From the introduction: This is the story of a proud and efficient fighting team. It trained, it fought and it decisively defeated the Japanese on Guam, Leyte, Kerama Retto, Ie Shima and Okinawa. " From Wikipedia: Activated: 18 August 1917. Major Operations: Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Oise-Aisne. The 77th Infantry Division was organized from draftees, drawn mostly from New York City, and trained at Camp Upton in Yaphank, NY in the central part of Suffolk Country, Long Island; the camp is now Brookhaven National Laboratory. The 77th Infantry Division was the first American division composed of draftees to arrive in France in World War I, landing in April 1918; overall it was the seventh of 42 divisions to reach France. The division fought in the Battle of Château-Thierry on 18 July 1918. It sustained 10,194 casualties 1,486 killed and 8,708 wounded. The division returned to the U. S. In April 1919 and was deactivated that month. ; ; L. N° de réf. du libraire 39663
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