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1st WWII draft lottery in 1940....
Item # 660348
October 17, 1940
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, October 17, 1940
* 1st lottery for U.S. WWII draftees
* World War II draft begins (1st report)
The top of the front page has a four column heading: "MILLIONS REGISTER IN CITY AND NATION; DRAFT ROLL COMPLETED WITHOUT HITCH; FIGURE HERE IS ESTIMATED AT 991,000" with many subheads. (see) Much more on pages 13 & 14 with related photos. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with World War II reports. Complete with all 52 pages, rag edition in nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century