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Who doesn't want a newspaper from Mars?

Item # 692660

December 29, 1918

THE MARTIAN, France, Dec. 29, 1918 

* Rare U.S. military camp publication
* World War I - WWI

This is a little 6 page, tri-fold newspaper "Published by Organizations at Hospital Center, A.P.O. No. 780 American Expeditionary Forces" near Mars, France, hence the title.
This town became an American hospital complex near the end of WWI, meant to serve up to 40,000 people. Of added interest is a handwritten note on the front page reading: "Dear Miss Jane: Am leaving at 1 p.m. to-day for my seven day leave. It will probably take 12 or 13 days, and I am as happy as a two year old. Will tell you all about it when I can. Love from Albert Coous".
Six pages, 9 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches being a tri-fold (unusual) with the last leaf folding out from inside. Nice condition, printed in 3 colors.

Category: The 20th Century