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First of this "Combat Edition" we have offered...

Item # 695827

October 27, 1943

THE STARS AND STRIPES, Fifth Army Combat Edition, Italy, Oct. 27, 1943  The motto in the dateline is "Be Alert And Live".
The banner head reports: "Nazis Flee Russ Trap" and smaller heads: "Disaster Looms" "Fifth Gains Heights" "Nazis Need Machinery" "You're In Italy".
Although there were many editions of this famous military newspaper, this appears to be the first of this edition we have encountered.
Four pages, 9 by 12 inches, some wear at the folds and margins, some minor tears and chipping at the margins.

Category: World War II