Nashville, Battery Press, 1950.
Octavo, 497 pages plus 32 pages of plates and endpaper maps.
Cloth a little rubbed and bumped, with light wear to the extremities; minor signs of handling; a very good copy.
A unique copy, containing signed testimonials to the 7th Infantry Division from four two-star and three one-star US generals, including the five Commanding Generals from August 1941 to September 1945. These are Major-General Charles H. White; Major-General Albert Eger Brown; Major-General Charles H. Corlett; Major-General Archibald Vincent Arnold; and Brigadier-General Joseph Ready (1-10 May 1945). The other testimonials are by Brigadier-General L.J. Stewart, and Brigadier-General Zimmerman. White has inscribed the half-title, and Arnold the verso of the title page; the other testimonials are on tipped-in sheets of paper. Five of them are dated (three in 1950, two in 1952). Brigadier-General L.J. Stewart served with the 7th Division throughout the war, and his lengthy encomium lists a significant number of firsts: the 7th was the first Division to reconquer the only American territory ever taken by an enemy; the first to seize and occupy Japanese mandated territory; it spearheaded the attack on Leyte; it made the first landing on Okinawa; it was the original occupation force in Korea.