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World War One612 of 647WW1 Souvenir Airplane fabric from downed planeGift from mom
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Posted 6 years ago


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I found this paper article in a trunk I obtained. I have never seen anything like this. Can anyone tell me if this was widely distributed in the war? Or any other info would be great.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    According to Wikipedia: Stars and Stripes is a news source that operates from inside the United States Department of Defense but is editorially separate from it.
    In WWI The Stars and Stripes was an eight-page weekly which reached a peak of 526,000 readers, relying on the improvisational efforts of its staff to get it printed in France and distributed to U.S. troops.
    This looks like a wrap around celebrating the end of the war. The illustration at the front is by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge (American, 1889-1976). Cyrus Baldridge was the art director and principal illustrator of Stars & Stripes and later became a major illustrator of books and magazines, as well as a writer, print maker and stage designer.
  2. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 6 years ago
    Just seeing if I can bring this back into view
  3. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    I remember the Stars and Stripes floating around on base when I was growing up.
  4. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    Fort Gulick in the CZ
  5. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    But I think my memories of the paper are from Torrejon, in Madrid, Spain. We would go shopping there once a month, for american food, PX goodies and books and comics.
  6. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    lol...I'm proud to be as old as I am....48 going on
  7. Esther110 Esther110, 6 years ago
    yessir... :D :D
  8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    The Stars and Stripes is still published today, but with less importance to the entire force.

    Through the Desert Storm era it was THE source for deployed soldiers to get the news. I can remember in Desert Storm, getting around 5 copies for about 40 soldiers to share-- everyone was prodding the soldiers who got the copies first to read it fast and pass it on.

    In the early parts of OEF and OIF, the same was true. As we established fixed base camps with internet capabilities, soldiers spent more time reading online than reading a hard copy.

    In some of the smaller outlying bases and outpost, it is still important today.


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