Bastogne (1946)


First Edition of Bastogne: The Story of the First Eight Days, 1946

Marshall, S.L.A. Bastogne. The Story of the First Eight Days in Which the 101st Airborne Division Was Closed Within the Ring of German Forces. Washington: Infantry Journal Press, 1946.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this military history of the first days of Bastogne, written by Colonel S.L.A. Marshall, with photographs as well as drawings by Technical Sergeant Olin Dows. Written by Colonel S.L.A. Marshall with assistance from Captain John G. Westover and Lieutenant A. Joseph Webber, this book offers a thoughtful military analysis of the first eight days of Bastogne, when the 101st Airborne found themselves penned in by the Germans. Based on post-battle interviews and the first-person experiences of the authors, this work offers new insight into how the U.S. survived the early days of the siege. Olin Dows, the illustrator, was an accomplished artist who served in that capacity in the European Theater during World War II. Book fine, dust jacket extremely good with only light wear and toning to extremities.

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