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  • LADY GI: A Woman's War in the South Pacific: The Memoir of Irene Brion. by Brion, Irene.
    Brion, Irene.
    LADY GI: A Woman's War in the South Pacific: The Memoir of Irene Brion.

    Edition: First printing.

    Novato, CA: Presidio Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1943, Brion enlisted "as a recruit in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, forerunner of The Women's Army Corp (WAC.), From home in the small town of Friendship in Western New York, Brion traveled to Fort Devens, MA, where she learned how to be a soldier, and then to Camp Carson outside Colorado Springs, where she learned on the job how to be a dental technician" Ultimately she was trained as a cryptanalyst in Vint Hill, Virginia and posted New Guinea and later the Philippines where she was a part of MacArthur's GHQ. There she and her fellow workers discovered that their clean laundry was being wrapped in pages…

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    Novato, CA: Presidio Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1943, Brion enlisted "as a recruit in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, forerunner of The Women's Army Corp (WAC.), From home in the small town of Friendship in Western New York, Brion traveled to Fort Devens, MA, where she learned how to be a soldier, and then to Camp Carson outside Colorado Springs, where she learned on the job how to be a dental technician" Ultimately she was trained as a cryptanalyst in Vint Hill, Virginia and posted New Guinea and later the Philippines where she was a part of MacArthur's GHQ. There she and her fellow workers discovered that their clean laundry was being wrapped in pages from an important Japanese code book. An important memoir, with its tales of cryptoanalysis, and its picture of the a different side of the American war effort in the Pacific. Illustrated with many photographs. Glossary, short biographies. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-89141-6331.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket ('maui 2004' written on front pastedown, otherwise appears unread.)

    Book ID: 39967
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