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1 WALTER H. HIMMELBERGER 1944 - 1945 ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II BATTLE FOR ITALY MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A KEEN, EMOTIONAL BATTLE WEARY AMBULANCE MEDIC
ITALY BEHIND ENEMY LINES 1944 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of one soldier's battle experiences and analysis of World War II and his involvement in the Italian Campaign. Handwritten by Walter H. Himmelberger, 33011020, uses a 5 x 6 inch handmade booklet of 104 fully written pages. Besides his narrative Walter included maps, photos and clippings to add further depth. There is also a tipped in 'Orders of the Day' signed in print by H.R. Alexander. The diary begins February 27, 1944 through April 13, 1945 and even a casual read one observes that he is a keen observer and a very intelligent communicator. Here is a snippet from the beginning: Ì am continuing, in this handmade notebook, my written experiences overseas in World War II. As our battalion is now here in Naples, Italy, station in this newly built hotel, but badly beaten from concusion [sic], as the right wing of the building had a direct hit from our bombers when the Germans had occupied it. Our job here is different from what it was in Tunis Africa. We are far behind enemy lines this time. Our ambulance evacuate patients from the hospital boats coming from the Anzio beachhead, to the hospitals around this area. We are keep very busy." Much, much more intimate details from his writings are expressed beside battle news but also his emotional state which appears fragile after 2 years or so. He turns 25 and spends no little space explaining his angst over the war and what it is doing to his and other soldier's long term health. Overall the book is G+. BIO NOTES: Walter H Himmelberger Born March 2, 1919 Died January 1, 2009 (89 years old) Last Known Residence Reading, Berks County, PA (Pennsylvania), 19607. 
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