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WWII US ARMY FIELD TELEPHONE (SWITCHBOARD) EXCHANGE BD72
Made in the USA in 1943 and shipped to Russia .
Returned to America in the 1950's for refurbishment, and shipped back to Russia.
Stored there until the year 2000, and then sold to a dealer.
In new unused condition.
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- Marine Field Telephone Switchboard Operator, Guadalcanal, circa 1942
“SOUTH PACIFIC SWITCHBOARD OPERATOR----A bomb-proof shelter shields this Marine Operator from the constant bombings of U.S. Positions on Guadalcanal. The switchboard, with connecting lines running out to all field forces is portable and can be moved on a few moments notice.”
"Field telephone switchboard."
From the Thayer Soule Collection (COLL/2266) at the Archives Branch, Marine Corps History Division
.......... eric Marr, Quantico Virginia, 23rd of July 2019