[Manila. 1947?]. 24pp. Quarto. Original printed wrappers, bound with folding metal fasteners. Small original photo laid in. Very good. Item #475
A fascinating mimeograph guide published by the U.S. Army in the Philippines to assist soldiers and civilian personnel that were being transported back to the United States or to other posts overseas at the end of World War II. The transports all travelled from Manila to Fort Mason in San Francisco or the Oakland Army Base. The guide is quite detailed, and like military manuals everywhere, sought to foresee all contingencies, from detailed information about the types of vessels used as transports, their safety procedures, American customs allowances and other procedures at the American ports of entry, to very specific advice about how to tip ship stewards and advice on dealing with seasickness ("far more a disease of the mind than of the body"). The final pages contain several forms required for re-entry and a small section listing the "responsibilities" of military personnel on board the transports. With a small photo of a Filipino band watching a transport departing Manila harbor, dated June 13, 1947, on the verso. Not in OCLC.