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1944 Cover YANK Ben Pollack World War II Rome Invasion Baby Liberation Army YYA1

1944 Cover YANK Ben Pollack World War II Rome Invasion Baby Liberation Army YYA1

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Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original July 7th, 1944 two-color cover for Yank: The Army Weekly Magazine featuring Private Ben Pollack, one of the first American GIs to enter the Italian capital of Rome, holding a local baby to the delight of the recently liberated populace.


This 69+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that the white marks in the bottom margin are just reflections from our digital capture and are not a part of the image.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Two-Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 14 inches; 26 x 36 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is thrilled to release this new collection of YANK: The Army Weekly Magazine which includes covers, pinups, and maps from 1943-1944. This collection offers a unique look at the life of an average American GI on the front lines of World War II, from New Guinea to Monte Casino, as well as some of the things that kept them ticking, including numerous attractive pinup girls. Many a soldier probably dreamed of getting mail from one of these beauties! This collection is sure to fascinate anyone interested in the world's most devastating conflict, and the people who participated in it.