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First U.S. Army division to be sent to Europe....

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January 06, 1942


* Franklin D. Roosevelt - 34th Infantry Division
* Very 1st U.S. Army division to be sent overseas (Europe)

The front page has a terrific banner headline in large lettering: "ROOSEVELT TO SEND AEF TO SMASH AXIS" (see) Nice for display.
Complete with all 22 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, darkened archival mend along the upper right margin, small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

wikipedia notes: Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the German declaration of war against the United States on December 11, 1941, war plan MAGNET Force was activated. Pursuant to that war plan, in January 1942, the 34th Division under Hartle’s command was the first U.S. division shipped overseas–to Northern Ireland to begin the European Theater of Operations (ETO).

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