Auction 22 /
Lot221

221  From

255

221

East Palestine War Memories - special photo album in memory of the American soldiers of the "Eastern Palestine" Battalion during World War I - Ohio, 1919 - First Edition

Opening price: $200

Commission: 23%

00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
00
Seconds
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
09.04.2023 07:00pm

East Palestine War Memories - Memorial book for American soldiers who served in the "East Palestine" Battalion from Ohio in World War I - Hundreds of photos of battalion soldiers, published by The Loyal Berean Class of the Christian Church - Ohio, 1919 - First edition. On the protective page is a dedication from a soldier of the "East Palestine" Battalion.

The "East Palestine" fighting Battalion was an infantry battalion of volunteer soldiers from "East Palestine", Ohio who served in World War I. The battalion was formed in 1917 and attached to the 77th Division which operated in France and Imperial Germany who began a submarine warfare campaign against the American forces. The battalion commander was Col. Edward A. Moore. The battalion assisted both in the war effort itself as well as in fundraising in the United States to support the fighting forces. With its assistance, war bonds worth one million dollars were purchased. The battalion's women worked to support the American Red Cross. The battalion suffered 1,200 casualties during the war, including 250 killed in action.
Before us is a rare album published in memory of the battalion soldiers, including a preface, letters, medals of honor, and a detailed account of the battalion's actions during the war. The album contains close to 500 photos of American soldiers from the "East Palestine" Battalion with each of their names, special memorial pages for those killed in battle, and pages documenting the heroic activities of some of the soldiers. The editors worked for a full year to obtain photos and information about each of the battalion soldiers.

Extremely rare! Not listed at all in the WorldCat library catalog. We have seen later facsimile editions of the book. Before us is the rare first edition. To the best of our knowledge it has never appeared at public auction before.

[112] p. 23 cm. Small open tear on top of spine. Slight bending on the front cover. Overall good condition.

More items

Ask about the item

221. East Palestine War Memories - special photo album in memory of the American soldiers of the "Eastern Palestine" Battalion during World War I - Ohio, 1919 - First Edition