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1 UNKNOWN SAILOR 944 ORIGINAL ROYALMONT NOTEPAD FILLED WITH THE THOUGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS OF A SAILOR FROM OHIO DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR II ABOARD THE USS MONTICELLO AND LATER THE USS WEST POINT
Atlantic Ocean 1944 Soft Cover Good+ No Jacket Manuscript 
Handwritten manuscript diary written aboard the USS Monticello AP-61. Very legible in pencil text block has fallen away from the rubber glue top. All 73 sheets are still inside. This comprehensive 5" x 8" Royalmont notebook journal has been well taken care of, as none of the 73 pages exhibit tears, creases, fragility, or foxing. All are completely full of first-hand historical and insider information. The journal is very factual, with only a few entries not pertaining to the ship. The nameless young man from Ohio does talk very fondly about his wife and baby, and about the ship's food. It measures 5" x 8". It begins on July 1, 1944, and ends on November 14 of the same year. Every page is easy to read. The first day of this trip for The USS Monticello, she had a convoy of 30 ships and blimp dirigible escorts. A quote from the first week:"We are going to England. I have heard that the Monticello is the fifth fastest ship, and that this is only the second time that she has been convoyed.It is reported that we have 7M troops aboard". A later entry reads "We are to come across the Northern tip of Ireland, through the Firth of Clyde. This morning we passed quite close to the Isle of Man". In the bay at Liverpool, he states "Our Propaganda Machine is second to none. I would like to tell people how we are all being fooled". The sailor then boarded the former luxury liner, the USS West Point, "A beautiful American, built just prior to the war-not all of the former splendid is gone, but is now a troop ship". 
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