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General Tasker H. Bliss "Manual For Commanders Of Infantry Platoons" 1917 Book Signed Autograph WW 1 Illustrated
"Manual For Commanders Of Infantry Platoons"-1917-Washington Printing Office-4 1/2" X 6"-450 pages-softcover manual book-with illustrations-Signed By General Tasker H. Bliss.Tasker Howard Bliss GCMG (December 31,1853 - November 9, 1930) was Chief of Staff of the United States Army from September 22, 1917 until May 18, 1918.At the outbreak of World War I Bliss oversaw the mobilization of American forces. In September 1917, Bliss was appointed as Army Chief of Staff and in October promoted to temporary full (four star) general. When Bliss approached mandatory retirement age at the end of 1917, President Woodrow Wilson kept him on active duty in his temporary grade of full general (whereas the usual practice had been to reduce an outgoing Chief of Staff to their permanent grade of major (two-star) general). Wilson ordered Bliss overseas and in 1918, appointed him to the Supreme War Council. Bliss supported Ferdinand Foch as Supreme Allied Commander and also for the independence of the United States forces under the command of General John J. Pershing. The manual has been autographed on the title page by Tasker H. Bliss with a fountain pen in brown.................BOTH MANUAL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN AVERAGE CONDITION.............