1943 ORIGINAL FASCINATING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A MIAMI BASED WAR DEPARTMENT MILITARY SECRETARY DEALING WITH OFFICERS, ENGINEERS AND TAKING PRISONER OF WAR DEPOSITIONS

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $1,285.99

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On offer is a rather unique original World War II notebook diary handwritten by an unidentified Military secretary who went to work for the War Department, Miami Beach, Military Law Section 1943 - 45. [A later 1952 entry mentions that he was bitten by a spider and his blood vessels collapsed in his arm and he had "2½ years of trouble".] The journal is a real hodgepodge of writings from daily activities to notes regarding receiving Mein Kampf, various Captains, Majors, U.S. Post Engineers, Officer's Candidate School, AAF, Security and Intelligence Division at Albion Hotel, taking POW depositions and more. The author often appears very judgmental and has some rather prejudiced opinions. He reports about U.S. Navy taken Hotel Everglades, (July 30th 1942) and the following day they are ordered to get out, Miami Beach Law section, asst. director of academic training, investigations, U.S post engineers, OCS Library moves to San Antonio, takes depositions for Security and Intelligence Division at Albion Hotel, POW Depositions. People he worked for Major Kriens, Capt. Thos. E. Anthony, Col. Wood, Stephen J. Stephens - Civ. Per. Dir. Capt. R. R. Richards, Capt. Wendell Busk, Major Denver, Capt. Grove's investigation, Lt. Ludwig. Places mentioned Albion Hotel, Hotel Everglades, Miami Colonial, Hotel Vanderbilt, OCS Library. Later we read he then moves to Miami residing at 677 N.W. 99 St. and working for American Express. Wife's name Rita, mentions Fedelle, Emma and Donald but no mention of his own name. In total there are 40 pages with writing. The flip style note pad was designed to be used then the pages were torn off daily. The top page is detached but present. The pages are newsprint, delicate in areas, ink and pencil writing, some pages have surface wear. A few entries in shorthand. Diary is in wonderful note pad with beautiful cover image. The note pad base is metal and the embossed cover is leather with gold overlay and metal hinges with wear. 3" x 5 ½" x 1". Overall G.

Title: 1943 ORIGINAL FASCINATING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A MIAMI BASED WAR DEPARTMENT MILITARY SECRETARY DEALING WITH OFFICERS, ENGINEERS AND TAKING PRISONER OF WAR DEPOSITIONS

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED.

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: MIAMI FLORIDA FL, 1943

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001875

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