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Battle of Okinawa ending... Simon B. Buckner killed...
Item # 630776
June 19, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1945
* Battle of Okinawa, Japan ending
* General Simon B. Buckner death
* Dwight E. Eisenhower's welcome home
* Closing events of World War II
The front page has a four column headline: "BUCKNER, OKINAWA COMMANDER, KILLED BY SHELL AS HIS MEN SMASH FOE'S LINE; JAPANESE FLEEING SOUTHWARD IN OPEN" with subheads.(see)
Also on the front page is a three column headline: "CAPITAL HAILS EISENHOWER; VICTOR URGES UNITY IN PEACE; NEW YORK'S WELCOME TODAY" with subheads and photo. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 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. Nice condition.
Category: World War II