Gismo - a Selection of Articles, Stories and Poems by Servicemen in the Pacific by [Crockett, Joey edits]

Gismo - a Selection of Articles, Stories and Poems by Servicemen in the Pacific

[Crockett, Joey edits]

Issue #1 of two published: 20pp., containing poems, stories, tributes and anecdotes by Australian, New Zealander and American servicemen in the Pacific; including 'Open Letter to Americans' by John J. Fairfax, Sydney Morning Herald correspondent, and 'New Zealand Love Story' by Norman McLeod; as well the explanation of the journal's name, 'Gismo, gilgail, gadget - three old Navy terms used when the right words elude one. ... Gismo can mean anything from a goofy guy to a doodad'. Laid in is a typed letter, signed from the editor to Chester B. Kerr, Chief of the Book Section of the Office of War Information, Washington, 20 March 1944, sending copies of the journal with background re the no., diversity and quality of the contributions, wondering can the pieces along with artworks be collected into a book and the complexities of getting any material printed during wartime, 2pp.



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Publisher: American Red Cross through the Courtesy of NZEFIP [New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Pacific] 1944
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