Lot 964

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A group of 15 newspapers spanning the years 1934-1945, reporting on many facets of World War II. The first, Feb. 18, 1934, is a copy of The New York Times announcing: "Nazi Germany is cautioned by Britain, France and Italy to keep Hands off Austria"; also announcing the death of Albert I, King of Belgium. On Jan. 24, 1939, The Sun reports that : "U.S. Gives New Note to Nazis: Asks American Citizens Be Exempted From Latest Curb on Jews". On Nov. 16, 1941 The New York Times reports on the Russian gain at Leningrad and that Malaya Damage Claimed by Nazis"; the headline of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2nd Extraon Dec. 7, 1941, blazes with: "DEATHS OVER 400 ON OAHU, LATEST REPORT: Tokyo Announces 'State of War' with U.S..."; the Boston Traveler reports "BRITISH IN RETREAT" in its Feb. 10, 1942 edition, while the New York Herald Tribune announces that same day: "Normandie Keels Over After Surviving Fire...". June 9, 1943 brings more bad news, with the Philadelphia Record informing its readers: "Axis Ready To Use Gas- F. D. R.". Roosevelt again appears as the headline in the Apr. 12, 1945 edition of The Evening Bulletin which announces his death, as does a copy of The Philadelphia Inquirer that same day. Finally, the victory of Japan is recorded on Aug. 15, 1945 in The Montreal Daily Star as "Cease Fire Order Sent to Japs...", and similarly in The New York Times: "Japan Surrenders; End of War!" (2 copies). Along with over 15 other vintage newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s bearing pertinent news of the day. Expected wear and browning to edges, with some papers exhibiting significant wear and dampstaining. Overall good condition, should be viewed. From the collection of noted militaria collector John Lattimer.

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June 4, 2010 11:00 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

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