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US Army newspaper acquired by a US soldier

Publication | Accession Number: 2011.425.6

Issue of US Army newspaper, Stars and Stripes Mediterranean (Combat ed.), with headline: 3 Red Armies Cracking Germany's Borders Along Front Of 200 Miles. Poznan Battle Left 25 Miles Behind. Alexander Wurtz, the soldier who saved this newspaper, marked this front page article with 5 arrows: Italy Front Marked by Patrol Contacts, with a January 29 byline of the Advanced Allied Force Headquarters. He also highlighted the sections about the 351st" Infantry Regiment. On January 22, 1944 Alexander was drafted into the United States Army and entered active service on February 12. He joined the 351st Infantry Regiment and fought in the Italian campaign until the war ended in May 1945. He and his unit were then assigned to peace keeping duties in northern Italy. Alex was discharged from the Army on February 8, 1946 and returned to Philadelphia.

Alternate Title
Stars and Stripes Mediterranean, Vol. 1, No. 176, January 30, 1945
Series Title
Stars and Stripes, Mediterranean (Combat ed.)
publication:  1945 January 30
publication: Naples (Italy)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:28:35
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