Convoy to India

By: Blakeley, Al Ethelred (pseud. Alfred E. Blake)

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214 pp; Signed on the first fly "To Hi, with best wishes, Al. E. Blakeley". A war-time diary written by an African American soldier in the segregated American army during World War II. The author traveled through Africa, the Middle East, Burma, Pakistan, and India. His view of the war and world from the inside is interesting enough, but he also feels sympathy for the downtrodden people of color he sees on his travels and reports on their culture, condition and hopes, as well. Dark red cover is clean and bright with traces of an impression (as though someone used the book as a prop for writing). Silver gilt is bright, top of spine is chipped. First fly has signature and a small green crayon mark, otherwise the interior is clean and very crisp. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author

Title: Convoy to India

Author Name: Blakeley, Al Ethelred (pseud. Alfred E. Blake)

Categories: Military & Wars, History: U.S. & North America, First/Limited/Signed Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Brooklyn, Trilon Press: 1953

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000161

Keywords: History World War II; African Americans; War Diary; Travel,