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THE CREATION OF WEST GERMANY, 1945: UNIQUE HAND-COLORED AND ANNOTATED MAP OUTLINING THE DIVISION OF GERMANY ACCORDING TO THE BERLIN DECLARATION, PRODUCED BY THE MILITARY JUST AFTER GERMANY'S SURRENDER

(WORLD WAR II) KEYES, Geoffrey, Lt. Gen. Archive: Hand-colored map of the division of Germany; 25 V-Mail letters. Waiblingen-bei-Stuttgart, Germany, June 1945.

Lieutenant General Geoffrey Keyes' unique hand-colored and annotated map outlining the division of Germany per the Berlin Declaration, produced just after Germany's unconditional surrender, along with 25 contemporary letters by Keyes to his wife discussing the dramatic events of these historic times. $12,000.

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THE U.S. AIR RAID ON WAKE ISLAND, OCTOBER 1943—RARE ARCHIVE OF RELATED MAPS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND DOCUMENTS USED IN PREPARING FOR AND DOCUMENTING THE RESULTS OF THE RAID

(WORLD WAR II). Archive: Wake Island Raid. Near Wake Island, October 5-6, 1943.

Superb archive of rarely seen map and photographs used in planning and documenting the October 5, 1943 raid on Wake Island, which was taken by the Japanese only weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack. $9500.

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AN EARLY MILITARY NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCING THE JAPANESE SURRENDER

(WORLD WAR II). Mimeographed typescript of the USS Salamaua News. No place, September 3, 1945.

Original mimeographed USS Salamaua News newsletter containing detailed news of Japanese surrender, preliminary reports on POWs in Japan and their treatment by the Japanese, Japanese reactions to the surrender, brief news from around the world, and baseball standings, accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the newsletter's owner, Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury II of the Salamaua. $9500.

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FASCINATING PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FROM THE USS SALAMAUA IN THE PACIFIC THEATER DURING WORLD WAR II, WITH ALMOST 300 PHOTOGRAPHS, INCLUDING A DRAMATIC SERIES OF EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING A DRAMATIC KAMIKAZE ATTACK ON THE CRUISER U.S.S. LOUISVILLE

(SALISBURY, Fred R.). Photograph album—USS Salamaua. No place, circa 1945.

Photograph album belonging to Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury of the USS Salamaua, with approximately 290 fascinating original photographs of scenes in Papua New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, Guam, the Philippines, post-war Japan, and other places, with a dramatic series of 8 photographs showing a kamikaze attack on the U.S.S. Louisville on January 5, 1945 stamped "Secret" on the verso. $8500.

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"TARGET LOCATION MAP KWAJALEIN ATOLL," "RESTRICTED"—IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF MAPS USED BY A TORPEDO BOMBER SQUADRON ON THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER U.S.S. YORKTOWN DURING PACIFIC THEATRE OPERATIONS, 1943-45, INCLUDING MAPS USED IN PLANNING THE DARING RAIDS ON TRUK AND KWAJALEIN

(WORLD WAR II) (U.S.S. YORKTOWN). Archive: World War II-era Pacific Maps. Pacific Ocean, 1943-45.

Important archive of contemporary maps, including a hand-drawn map of Okinawa during World War II, some of which were used in planning the daring U.S. raid on the main Japanese naval base in the Pacific at Truk Atoll. This superb collection of 16 maps, together with related documents, mostly date between 1943 and 1945 and were used by members of a torpedo squadron based aboard the carrier U.S.S. Yorktown. $6000.

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FRAGMENT FROM A JAPANESE WORLD WAR II KAMIKAZE AIRPLANE THAT SUCCESSFULLY ATTACKED THE USS SALAMAUA DURING THE PHILIPPINES CAMPAIGN

(WORLD WAR II). Airplane fragment. Japan/Philippines, 1945.

Original fragment of a Japanese World War II airplane used in the successful kamikaze attack on the USS Salamaua in the Lingayan Gulf on January 13, 1945, with its identification scratched into the paint by its owner, Lt. Commander Fred R. Salisbury II of the Salamaua. $4500.

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HANDSOME LITHOGRAPHIC POSTER OF THE ATLANTIC CHARTER, THE DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AGREED UPON BY FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT AND WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING WORLD WAR II

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: The Atlantic Charter. Washington, 1943.

Lithographic poster of the 1941 Atlantic Charter, a joint statement of democratic principles agreed upon by Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill while the United States was still neutral, printed as propaganda by the Office of War Information at the height of World War II in 1943. $4200.

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“LEND TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO BE FREE”

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Lend to Defend the Right to Be Free. London, circa 1940.

Powerful original World War II poster depicting a woman factory worker with the shadow of a Red Cross nurse behind her, accompanied by the words: "Lend to Defend the Right to Be Free. Buy Defence Bonds." $4000.

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“COUGHS AND SNEEZES SPREAD DISEASES”

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases. London, circa 1941.

Humorous original World War II poster depicting a World War II munitions factory worker sneezing and her fellow factory workers recoiling in horror, accompanied by the words: "Coughs and sneezes spread diseases. Trap the germs by using your handkerchief. Help to keep the Nation Fighting Fit." $4000.

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"YOU BUY 'EM WE'LL FLY 'EM!"

(WORLD WAR II) WILKINSON, J. Walter and WILKINSON, Walter G. Poster: You Buy 'Em We'll Fly 'Em. Washington, 1942.

Bright original World War II poster depicting a pilot giving the thumbs up sign and asking the viewer to buy defense bonds and stamps to fund the purchase of new planes. $3800.

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"U.S. CADET NURSE CORPS"

(WORLD WAR II) Ross, Alexander. Poster: A Lifetime Education Free. Washington, 1945.

Lovely original World War II poster soliciting high school graduates to become U.S. Cadet Nurses, illustrated with a nurse smartly dressed in the official uniform and two teenage schoolgirls holding books—future cadet nurses. $3200.

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"ANY PERSON VIOLATING ANY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS LAW SHALL, UPON CONVICTION BY A MILITARY GOVERNMENT COURT, BE LIABLE TO ANY LAWFUL PUNISHMENT, INCLUDING DEATH…"

(WORLD WAR II). Broadside—German Courts. No place, 1945.

Original broadside from the beginning of the Allied occupation of Germany in 1945, setting out the terms under which German Courts could operate, with parallel text in English and German. $3200.

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WORLD WAR II PACIFIC THEATER REPORTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE U.S.S. YORKTOWN, FROM ITS MISSIONS TO SUPPORT THE INVASION OF TARAWA AND THE DARING ATTACK ON THE MAIN JAPANESE NAVAL BASE AT TRUK

(WORLD WAR II) (U.S.S. YORKTOWN). Archive: World War II-era reports, photographs, and medals. Pacific Ocean, November 1943-February 1944.

Archive of contemporary documents, photographs, and service medals from the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown, chronicling the carrier's cruise to the Gilbert Islands in November 1943 to support the Allied invasion of the island of Tarawa, as well as the attack on the main Japanese anchorage at Truk Atoll in February 1944. The archive also includes a series of World War II service medals including American Defense, American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, and World War II, as well as the Air Medal (with one star) and a Navy aviator's badge. The archive includes 13 contemporary mimeographed battle reports submitted by various pilots of Torpedo Squadron Five (VT-5) aboard the Yorktown during Operation Hailstone, a major U.S. raid on the main Pacific Japanese naval base at Truk staged in February, 1944. $3000.

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“SAN DEMETRIO GETS HOME”

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: San Demetrio Gets Home. London, circa 1941.

Original World War II poster depicting the German-attacked oil tanker, the San Demetrio, which was saved and sailed home by 16 brave sailors, accompanied by the words: "San Demetrio Gets Home… The Oil Tanker 'San Demetrio,' a vessel of the Jervis Bay convoy was set on fire by the German raider. She had to be abandoned but eventually 16 of her crew reboarded her, extinguished the fires and brought her to port. 'Help S.O.S.' was painted on bridge and hull as all signalling apparatus had gone. They serve for you. You save for them. Post Office. Savings Bank." $2500.

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"IN THE FUTURE DAYS, WHICH WE SEEK TO MAKE SECURE, WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WORLD FOUNDED UPON FOUR ESSENTIAL HUMAN FREEDOMS…"

(ROCKWELL, Norman). Poster: Save Freedom of Speech. Washington, 1943.

Lovely 1943 World War II poster titled "Save Freedom of Speech" by iconic American artist Norman Rockwell based on FDR's "Four Freedoms" speech and encouraging Americans to buy war bonds. $2500.

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"WORK ON A FARM… THIS SUMMER"

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Work on a farm… this Summer. Washington, 1943.

Lovely original World War II poster depicting two farmers, a man holding a fork hoe and a woman holding a basket of vegetables, looking out at the viewer to promote joining the U.S. Crop Corps. $2200.

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"DELIVER MORE NOW"

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Deliver More Now. No place, circa 1942.

Original World War II poster published by the National Association of Waste Material Dealers, depicting a factory with planes flying overhead and a tank and an M3 scout car driving down a road in front, urging people to deliver more scrap and waste materials, because "defense production depends on you." $2200.

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"SHE'S READY, TOO. BUY WAR BONDS"

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: She's Ready, Too. Washington, 1942.

Lovely original World War II cardboard-backed poster depicting a blonde woman in a yellow suit striding down the stairs with the shadow of a Concord minuteman statue behind her, encouraging the viewer to buy war bonds. $2000.

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“TO THE NURSES OF BRITAIN”

(WORLD WAR II). Poster: A Message from Her Majesty the Queen. London, circa 1941.

Original World War II poster depicting a young Queen Elizabeth in formal attire, accompanied by: "A Message from Her Majesty the Queen to the Nurses of Britain," offering gratitude and encouragement. $1850.

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SIGNED BY THE PILOT, NAVIGATOR, AND BOMBARDIER OF THE ENOLA GAY

(TIBBETS, Paul W.). Photograph signed. No place, image circa February 1946; signed at a later date.

Photographic print of "Enola Gay" Pilot Paul Tibbets, Bombardier Tom Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore Van Kirk, signed by each on his image. $1100.

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SIGNED BY THE PILOT, NAVIGATOR, AND BOMBARDIER OF THE ENOLA GAY

(TIBBETS, Paul W.). Photograph signed. No place, image circa February 1946; signed at a later date.

Photographic print of "Enola Gay" Pilot Paul Tibbets, Bombardier Tom Ferebee, and Navigator Theodore Van Kirk, signed by each on his image. $1100.

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“ELEPHANTS ARE OUT OF PLACE IN A RUSH-HOUR QUEUE”

(WORLD WAR II) FOUGASSE, pseudonym of BIRD, Cyril Kenneth. Poster: Elephants Are Out of Place in a Rush-Hour Queue. Great Britain, circa 1940.

Humorous original World War II poster depicting an elephant in 1940s clothing standing at the front of a queue, accompanied by the words: "Elephants are out of place in a rush-hour queue. SO ARE SHOPPERS!" $950.

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RARE AND FASCINATING KEEPSAKE BOOK CELEBRATING THE WORLD WAR II EXPERIENCES OF THE BLACK SOLDIERS OF THE 321ST ORDNANCE AMMUNITION COMPANY

(WORLD WAR II). 321… The Story. Washington, circa 1945.

Commemorative book issued by and for the soldiers of the 321st Ordnance Ammunition Company, an all-Black company that fought in both the Western and Pacific Theatres from 1944 to 1945. $650.

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