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Allies capture Le Mans, France....
Item # 646751
August 10, 1944
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 10, 1944
* Post D-Day France being occupied by U.S. Army
* World War II German defense falling apart
* Le Mans & more towns France falls to the allies (1st report)
The front page has a nice banner headline: "U.S. TROOPS IN LE MANS, ST. MALO, NANTES, ANGERS; WITHIN 87 MILES OF PARIS; CANADIANS SWEEP ON" with subheads and related map. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much more on World War II. 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