Item #19242 War Date Archive of The Leatherneck Magazine, Made By and For US Marines, 1943-46. Leatherneck Marines.
War Date Archive of The Leatherneck Magazine, Made By and For US Marines, 1943-46
War Date Archive of The Leatherneck Magazine, Made By and For US Marines, 1943-46
War Date Archive of The Leatherneck Magazine, Made By and For US Marines, 1943-46

War Date Archive of The Leatherneck Magazine, Made By and For US Marines, 1943-46

Marines, Leatherneck

Archive

Eight issues of The Leatherneck Magazine, including August through December of 1943, September 1944, July 1945, and May 1946. 583 pages total. Magazines range in size from 8.5" x 11 to 13" x 10", and have a variety of vibrant illustrated covers. The Leatherneck Magazine derives from the slang term "leatherneck" for a U.S. Marine, referring to the leather-lined collar or stock of the original Marine uniform. This archive of W.W.II era issues focus mainly on the goings on in the Pacific, which was the main theater of war for the USMC. The Leatherneck consists of updates from the front, comics, profiles on outstanding soldiers, as well as longer form pieces with premises such as: "Will You Be Afraid in Combat?" (Sept. 1943), "What to Expect if You Are Captured by the Japs!" (Nov. 1943), and "H Day on the Home Front" (May 1946), an article which addressed the severe postwar housing shortage that pushed many returning vets into homelessness. The archive has photos throughout of combat situations, airplanes, equipment, weaponry, commanding officers, and diagrams of troop movements and strategy in the Pacific Theater. The Leatherneck was an important source of information for a Marine during the war and this archive gives an interesting look into what they would have been reading when fighting the Japanese in the Pacific Theatre. In very good condition overall.

Item #19242

Price: $550.00

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