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The history of the 1288th Engineer Combat Battalion has been well recorded on film. It is not a story of heroic deeds and battles but it is never-the-less a very interesting one because of the many historic and picturesque places that were either occupied or visited by the personnel of the Battalion. The history of some of the scenes and buildings pictured on the following pages dates back to the Medieval and even Roman eras while in others you see the settings so familiar as the backdrops for the greatest epic of all times, World War II, in which you, the members of the 1288th, had a hand in the making of history.
United States Army, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, 1288th Engineer Combat Battalion, Registers
United States Army, "1288th Engineer Combat Battalion: a pictorial review of training and operations, 1 January 1946" (1946). World War Regimental Histories. 88.
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