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GIBBONS, FLOYD SIGNED CARD, WWI WAR CORRESPONDENT, AUTHOR, ADVENTURER

$45.00

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HE LIVED A LIFE OF DANGER OF WHICH HE OFTEN WROTE AND SPOKE: HE BECAME WELL KNOWN FOR COVERING THE PANCHO VILLA EXPEDITION IN 1916; THE 1917 TORPEDOING OF THE BRITISH SHIP RMS LACONIA, ON WHICH HE WAS A PASSENGER; HE WAS AT THE WWI BATTLE OF BELLEAU WOOD, FRANCE; LOST AN EYE AT THE BATTLE OF CHATEAU-THIERRY TRYING TO RESCUE AN AMERICAN MARINE; COVERED THE WARS AND FAMINES IN POLAND, RUSSIA, AND MOROCCO

FLOYD GIBBONS (1887-1939) SIGNED CARD, “Floyd Gibbons”, 3.25 x 2.25, by the war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during WWI, one of radio’s first news reporters and commentators, authored several books, including a biography on the Red Barron, Manfred von Richthofen. He also narrated the 1930 documentary With Byrd at the South Pole. The bold signature is in fine condition, with minor age toning.

$45   #12942