WWI WW1 1917 DATED DOUGHBOY NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE NAMED TO SOLDIER
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SUPER NICE OLD DOUGHBOY'S POCKET BIBLE
NAMED TO THE SOLDIER, DATED 1917
THIS LISTING IS FOR A REALLY NICE OLD 1917 DATED BIBLE. IT MEASURES 2.5" BY 4". IT IS NAMED TO THE SOLDIER AND CLEARLY SHOWS HIS UNIT. I BELIEVE IT TO SAY: "RECEIVED IN G***** (CAN'T MAKE OUT CITY) BELGIUM, HARMON J WARD, ADDISON NY R.D. #3, CO. D 148TH INF, 37 DIV. THAT UNIT CHECKS OUT AND BELOW ARE THE CAMPAIGNS THEY WERE INVOLVED IN. THE BIBLE IS STILL VERY SOLID, I'D RATE IT A 8.5 - 9 OUT OF 10. IT IS A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE COLLECTING WWI ITEMS.
HISTORY OF THE UNIT - WWI 1917-1918
During World War I, in the front lines at Baccarat and the Pannes, in the Meuse-Argonne and Ypres-Lys offenses at Recicourt and Avocourt, men of the 148th fought in the three strenuous months which were to bring victory to the allied troops. It was the Ypres-Lys campaign that saw the crowning achievement of the 148th. There the Regiment, first of all the allied troops, crossed the Scheldt River in Belgium on November 2, 1918 and maintained the crossing in spite of heavy losses from devastating machine gun and shell fire. It was there, too, that the regimental motto, "We'll do it," was inspired.
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