Original U.S. WWI Marine Photo Album of Second Nicaraguan Campaign

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind. A wonderful unnamed photo album from a Marine that served during Second Nicaraguan Campaign. It features over one hundred original photos that show Marines in uniform, Naval warships, civilians, Marine Corps Daily Life, ocean, landscapes, and so much more. Condition of the pages is very good with some fade photos. The binding is gone so every page is loose. At the front of the book a number of his "friends" have signed their names, address and dates from 1927-1929.

Civil war broke out in Nicaragua during the first months of 1926, and U.S. naval landing parties went ashore to establish a neutral zone for the protection of American citizens.

As the fighting intensified and spread, additional coastal enclaves were formed by the Navy to shelter refugees. By January 1927 the U.S. Special Service Squadron was reinforced by two light cruisers and seven destroyers.

When the danger points moved inland, 3,000 U.S. Marines supported by planes from Navy Observation Squadron 3 landed at the request of the Nicaraguan government. Once order was restored, sailors and Marines monitored free elections and organized and trained an efficient National Guard.

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