Author:Griggs, William E.; Merrill, Philip J. [Editor]; Brinkley, Douglas [Introduction];

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The World War II Black Regiment That Built the Alaska Military Highway: A Photographic History

By: Griggs, William E.; Merrill, Philip J. [Editor]; Brinkley, Douglas [Introduction];

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jackson, MS, University Press of Mississippi: 2002

Seller ID: 033164

ISBN: 1578065046

Condition: Like New


With this book William E. Griggs, the official photographer for the battalion, amends the long-neglected history. Documenting the record of its service, he took almost a thousand photographs as the 97th traveled from Fort Elgin, Florida, to Seattle and then to Port Valdez and into the interior of Alaska. Published here for the first time are more than a hundred of Griggs's black-and-white photographic images, along with captions he has written to explain the official work of the 97th. Showing members in social and camp life and in road construction and arranged in chronological sequence, the p... View more info