Title: History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion
Author: "Buck Private" [Lee Charles] McCollum
Illustrator: Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer
Description: Signed by McCollum on ffep. Original card box. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and French tricolor bands around the head of spine. Extensive page decorations by Franklin Sly and Tolman R. Reamer. 138 pages. Card box has some corner-wear and has masking tape repair along one side.
A short history of the Lost Battalion, including personal recollections, and verse describing the sentiments and experiences of the soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The Lost Battalion was comprised of nine companies of the US 77th Division, roughly 554 men, isolated by German forces in the Argonne Forest in October 1918.
The author, Lee Charles McCollum (1890-1982) of Seattle, was a private assigned to Company A of the 308th Infantry, one of the Lost Battalion companies.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: [Bucklee Publishing Co.]
Keywords: poetry, verse, World War I, WWI, books in boxes, box, doughboy, American Expeditionary Force,
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