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1 JOHN C. TROY 1941 - 1942 SENSATIONAL ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A ROUGH, READY AND RIBALD MONTANA MAN DETAILING HIS SERVICE IN SITKA ALASKA PRIOR TO AND AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR II
SITKA ALASKA AK HAVRE MONTANA USA 1941 Very Good 
On offer is a very interesting, very bluntly written, detailed World War II manuscript diary handwritten John C. Troy, 39601846, from Havre, Montana. Using a large 5½ x7 ½ x 1 ¼ premium "My Year in the Army" undated journal with his name and city gilt stamped on the cover Mr. Troy is a character and has quite some personality which he unabashedly shares with his diary. Using the free endpapers he sets the tone when he writes: "Sitka Alaska, The home of many fishermen. It has four bars, three whore houses, three whiskey stores and three cafes. When it's the army's pay day one has a hard time in finding room in any of them." For the most part the book is about 90% diary but as it is undated he uses it as a 'catchall' too - names, addresses, autographs, drawings, maps, poetry, transcribed songs and much, much more. He also peppers the narrative with little stickers, much like small postcards all of the Sitka area. He writes as little as a paragraph sometimes many pages on a particular day. Beginning with "Here it is the army life and likes and dislikes of it." he starts on April 10th 1941 declaring the "largest hangover of my life" through to late April 1942, all the while in Naval Air Station Sitka. He writes on every facing page and then doubles back when he reaches the end creating a massive 300+ pages in all. This is one of the most interesting manuscript relics of World War II we have ever had the pleasure of reading. Overall VG. 
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