# 33312


Fuzzy-Wuzzies a la New Guinea. For the Sixtieth.

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[Drop title]. [San Francisco, CA?] : 60th U.S.N.C.B., 1944. Square duodecimo (135 x 108 mm), printed yellow wrappers (water stained and creased, staples rusted), pp. [18], [1], with 18 photographic illustrations of indigenous Papuans accompanied by racist printed captions; inside front wrapper inscribed in pen by a Seabee: ‘These pictures were taken by the men in the 60th & they were the best of several. This book was made for the 60th only. I hope you will get as much kick out of them, as I did. Karl. PS. This is the only one I could get. I am sorry that I couldn’t get more I would like to have sent all of my friends one.’; the soldier has also written his remarks on a number of the illustrated pages; centre pages loosened, mild water staining (not affecting the images or print).

The United States Naval Construction Battalions were better known as the Navy Seabees, and the men who served in these units were also nicknamed Seabees.

This rare booklet was printed specially by the 60th U.S.N.C.B. for its Seabees in New Guinea to send back home as “souvenirs” of their service in the Pacific theatre during World War Two.

No other copy traced.