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General George Patton dies in 1945...
Item # 626857
December 22, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 22, 1945
* General George S. Patton death (1st report)
* Automobile accident or assassination ?
The front page has a two column headline announcing: "GEN. PATTON DIES QUIETLY IN SLEEP; BURIAL IN EUROPE" with subheads that include: "Blood Clot Fatal" "He Succumbs to a Lung Congestion 2 Weeks After Auto Crash" and more. More on page 5 including nice photo of Patton. Very lengthy text here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century