I’m starting a new thread here on PortraitsofWar in which I plan to post scanned versions of popular divisional, regimental, and company histories. I have access to 98% of all published WWI and WWII unit histories and can field most requests given adequate time. I’m starting with one of my favorite WWII units, the 10th Mountain Division. I personally own a copy of this history, but I’m posting a link to the Bangor (Maine) Digital Commons page with a PDF download of the book available. Enjoy!
Here’s the details on the book (from the Bangor Library website listed below):
It was Washington, D.C., July 15, 1943. At the War Department it was noted that a new division was being activated as of that date – the 10th Light Division. Out in Colorado the usual afternoon cloudburst broke loose as the journal clerk recorded the fact that the division had been officially activated. A month later there was a formal occasion; Pando, Colorado witnessed the parade and ceremonies honoring the birth of the Tenth. Major General Lloyd E. Jones reviewed the troops.
United States Army Mountain Division 10th World War 1939-1945 Regimental histories United States 10th Division World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Italy
Lockwood, Theodore and United States Army, “Mountaineers” (1950). World War Regimental Histories. Book 6.