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The Zanesville Daily Roll. Volume VI, No. 1 (21 March 1946).

A single 4-pp. issue of the newsletter distributed on board the SS Zanesville Victory, printed early on in its fourth voyage returning troops home from Europe, this one from Antwerp to New York, containing an article on atom bom testing, chaplain's notices, information on separation centers, a message from the Transport Commander congratulating the soldiers on their service and giving information on conditions and regulations, a notice of a man overboard, a listing of the newsletter staff, announcements regarding the ship's rules, and some tips on how to handle seasickness. 4to., 10 1/2 x 8 in. Original self-wrpps., stapled at upper left corner. Some browning to paper, minor soiling, vertical fold, overall very good condition. SS Zanesville Victory, 1946.

The S.S. Zanesville Victory was one of the Victory ships, a type of cargo ship mass-produced in the United States during World War II. It was constructed at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1945. This voyage carried 980 GIs and 40 officers comprising the 630th Tank Destroyer Battalion home from the European front. As of the time of this issue being printed, the ship had traveled 360 miles west from Antwerp, past the White Cliffs of Dover.

As of February 2022, OCLC locates one North American library with some holdings of this newsletter.

Book ID: 51812

Price: $200.00