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There's a chance for an American Legion tie-up on sales with this book, so call it to attention of local legion post. This is the story of the ""lost battalion"" of the 308th Infantry, cut off by the Germans during the Argonne offensive. It has become one of the epic stories of American heroism. This is the story to end stories about it. From American and German records the harrowing seven days are recreated in full detail. The authors have vindicated Major Whittlesey, and analyzed the facts behind the tragic incident. The survivors have made their contribution -- and the presentation is another chance to fight one episode of the war over, for the last time, a temptation to many who went overseas. The combination of authors is a good one, -- an A. P. correspondent and Fletcher Pratt, author of The Navy (reported on page 84). The same sense of drama that makes The Navy a grand book is evidenced here. This is to be issued in two forms, the regular trade edition and the ""survivors' edition"". Check ""survivors"" in your neighborhood and contact the publishers regarding this plan.

Pub Date: April 6th, 1938
Publisher: Bobbs, Merrill