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|The picture shows the cover and some sample pages of this ©1942 Gum, Inc. "America's Army" Book. The images are great and I wish I could show all of the pages.|
This (70) page book has (65) pages of United States Army images. Below each is some information. The images are from old World War II era bubble gum trading cards. The book is like a set of cards. The card sets that the images are from are believed to be Uncle Sam, Home Defense, and War Gum, and maybe even Horrors of War. There are both color and black & white images. The title page reads as follows:
Edited By Shepherd Knapp
Cover Illustration By Herbert Rudeen
Research and Inside Illustrtions By George Moll
Rand McNally & Company - Chicago
Copyright MCMXLII By Gum, Inc.
Copyright MCMXLII Under International
Copyright Union By Gum, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Printed In U.S.A.
The following is a long list of the titles for the images included in the book. I am including this list so that you may know what trading card images are in this book. There are many very graphic images.
"You're in the Army Now"
Drill With Arms
Learning To Shoot
Sham Bayonet Charge
The Infantry's Supreme Duty
The Armored Force
How To Tell An Officer's Rank
U.S. 75 mm. Field Gun
U.S. 75 mm. Howitzer
Ski Troops And Patrols
Engineers Building Bridge
U.S. 3 Inch Antiaircraft Gun
Devastating Martin - Barlow Aerial Bomb
Jujitsu For Military Police
The New Garand Automatic Rifle
U.S. .30 Caliber Heavy Machine Gun
Barbed Wire Tactics
U.S. High Speed Tank
U.S. Quick Firing Rail Mounted Coast Gun
Rifle Air Defense
Crew Of Pygmy Scout Car
U.S. Armored Scout Car
U.S. "Flying Fortress"
Can You Take It? Flight Instruction
Use Of The Chute
Take Off And Landings
Gunnery In The Air Corps
Stunts In Combat
High Altitude Pilots
Men With Wings
Prone Defense Gunner
Women Fliers In Defense
Luzon's Star Antiaircraft Unit
MacArthur's Planes Sink Jap Ships
Three U.S. Pilots Face 108 Japs
U.S. "Tigers" Blast Jap Column
MacArthur's Men Beat Off Japs
Tokyo Bombed! General George Marshall
General Douglas A MacArthur
Doolittle Receives Congressional Medal
Brigadier General Chennault Of The Tigers
Army Bombers Blast Japs Off Aleutians
The book measures 4-1/8" x 5-1/2". The cover is in excellent condition with only light wear. On one white page there is a set of initials ans a September 16, 1943 date written. The good news is that all of the pages are clean and mint.
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