Bari, Italy: Printed in the plant of Guiseppe Pansini, 1945 - 1946. 1st Printing. 30 issues. 4 - 8 pp / issue. Apparently lacking V2, Nos 1, 3, 9, 14 - 16, with two V2, No. 27s [though published a week apart, with different content]. Illustrated with drawings, generally one cartoon strip per issue & from photographs. 17" x 11-7/8". Printed self-wrappers. Binder. Age-toning. Some edgewear. Two reinforced binder holes along spine. Issue with with penciled editor notes. Overall, Very Good. Item #48579
A cache of this weekly Army [Second Bomb Group] newspaper published during WWII, wherein it is stated in No. 1, "we are going ahead to bring you each week in photo and print The Saga of Occupation in Foggia [Italy], but as we turn out the lights each evening we all pray that our story will be short and soon finished." Vol II, No. 28 the final issue, wherein it was noted the base was scheduled to close September 15th, 1946.
Contents are of the usual varied nature, reflecting the interests of the servicemen assigned at Foggia Army Air Base [e.g., baseball scores & the current Miss FAAB], as well as those of a more official nature [malaria & VD concerns and cautions, as well as a piece on "Negro & White" relationships].
Not found in the Union List of Serials [3rd Ed], nor on OCLC.
An informative look into the activities, official and recreational, of an Army unit, occupying a town in the Western European theatre, immediately after the war's end.