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    [Franklin D. Roosevelt] Book of World War II Photographs, 16.5" x 15.5", October 21, 1944, containing approximately 200 large photographs presented to Franklin Roosevelt by Lieutenant General Brehon Somervell. The photographs chronicle the Army's activities at the New York Port of Embarkation. Included is Lt. Gen. Somervell's letter (6.5" x 9") presenting the album to President Roosevelt which reads in full: "Dear Mr. President: I felt that you would be sure to be interested in this pictorial story of the Army's activities at the New York Port of Embarkation. At no other point are so many of the Army's activities concentrated. The pictures, I believe, will tell you the story without any further words from me. Sincerely, Brehon Somervell, Lieutenant General Commanding." When WWII began, Somervell oversaw the construction of housing for the large numbers of draftees and storage facilities for materiel. Known for his strict discipline, Somervell was soon responsible for the U. S. Army's logistics. He also headed the division constructing the Pentagon, which was completed in early 1943. This interesting pictorial narrative of the movement of men and materiel at the height of the war is in very fine condition.


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