Original U.S. 1932 USMC China Marine 4th Marines Photo Albums - Set of 2

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind set. This is a set of two fantastic 1932 photo albums made by a United States Marine Corps, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment soldier.

The inside page of the smaller black book albums reads 3RD BATT, 4th MARINES, SHANGHAI CHINA, 1932. This book features 30+ totally original photos on period photo paper. The inside front cover features a Marine Devil Dog insignia. The photos feature China Marines in uniform with various weapons including a Browning Water Called Machine Gun, Thompson 1928, Chinese Junks, Marines on Motorcycles, Marines with EGAs on their helmets, Pagodas, The Great Wall of China, and so much more. This book measures 10" x 8".

The large album which measures 13" x 10" says Aloha Hawaii and the first pages shows a photo fo the ship. USAT St. Mihiel. The St. Mihiel was transferred to the ATS Pacific Fleet and homeported at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation, Fort Mason, California where she was placed on the San Francisco—Honolulu—Panama—New York route during 1931 and 1932 until laid up at Fort Mason 16 November 1932. This Marine took the St. Mihiel from San Fransisco to Pear Harbor, Hawaii on April 22, 1932. The phots then document his trip and that of his buddies, many of which are named down the coast of California and to Hawaii. Photos include the USS Pennsylvania at Pearl Harbor, as well a multiple other ships and Hawaiian sights. Photos continue to document training in Hawaii then move to the USS Asheville (PG-21). Asheville began her career in the early 1920s on power-projection missions ("showing the flag") in Central America. After her 1922 conversion to oil power from coal, Asheville sailed through the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean to join the Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines. She spent the rest of the 1920s protecting American interests and showing the flag in China. Between 1929 and 1931, Asheville protected American lives and property in Nicaragua. Then to Shanghai China and interestingly include a 1933 photo from the funeral of Colonel Richard S. Hooker who was the Commander, 4th Marines 1930-32. Photos in China include armed conflict, machine guns, sand bag fortifications, men in combat and much much more. China photos include the Yangatzee river, Great Wall of China, and more. One of the best China Marine Albums we've ever encountered.

The term China Marines, originally referred to the United States Marines, of the 4th Marine Regiment, who were stationed in Shanghai, China from 1927 to 1941 to protect American citizens and property in the Shanghai International Settlement, during the Chinese Revolution and the Second Sino-Japanese War. Those Marines stationed at the embassy in Peking and the consulate in Tientsin referred to themselves as North China Marines.
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