1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF 200+ LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA COMPILED BY AN AMERICAN NAVY CAPTAIN INVOLVED IN OPERATION STRIKE BACK WITH THE BARELY OUT OF IT'S INFANCY NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION [NATO]

By: CAPTAIN HAROLD B. SAY et al

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On offer is a large archive of 200+ letters, photos, documents and official American and NATO military ephemera relating to Captain Harold B. Say in Norfolk, Virginia and most dealing with Operation Strike Back a NATO operation planned in the event of a Soviet attack. Dated through the mid to late 1950s America and Western Europe were faced with a post World War II enemy. A cold War was in the making and the fears of a 'hot' war were constantly in the minds of citizens and the militaries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This group of papers offers a superbly unique opportunity for historians and researchers alike to delve within and insider's view of the era. Overall G+. BIO NOTES: One online obituary: Harold B. Say, 84, a retired captain in the Navy Reserves who was a Washington representative for public agencies and private firms for more than 25 years, died Wednesday at his home in Alexandria. He had cancer. Capt. Say was born in Santa Paula, Calif., and reared in Portland, Ore. He attended the University of Oregon. He served as an Army enlisted man in France during World War I. In World War II, he was a Navy security officer and worked on press censorship for the Normandy invasion and later in the war served on the censorship staff with the Pacific Fleet. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict and was stationed at the Pentagon. Between the world wars, he was a reporter and editor with the Portland Oregonian and the Oregon Journal and served as head of the travel information department of the Oregon State Highway Commission. After World War II, he was a Washington representative for the Portland, Ore., Chamber of Commerce, the Portland Public Docks Commission and a utility company and iron and steel firm before retiring in the 1970s. For the past several years he had edited "Torch," a publication for veterans of World War I. Capt. Say was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Retreads, the Army and Navy Club, the National Press Club, and American Balloon Corps Veterans.

Title: 1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF 200+ LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA COMPILED BY AN AMERICAN NAVY CAPTAIN INVOLVED IN OPERATION STRIKE BACK WITH THE BARELY OUT OF IT'S INFANCY NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION [NATO]

Author Name: CAPTAIN HAROLD B. SAY et al

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

Publisher: NORFOLK VIRGINIA, 1955

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0002434

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