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    They Were Expendable (MGM, 1945). Insert (14" X 36"). Based on a true and heroic story, this impassioned wartime drama documents the efforts of Lieutenants John Brickley (Robert Montgomery) and "Rusty" Ryan (John Wayne) to protect the Phillipines from Japanese invasion with their squadron of PT boats, while at the same time trying to convince the Navy brass of their effectiveness. Montgomery had served as a real-life PT boat commander during the war, and actually directed several of the PT sequences, based on his own experience. This patriotic insert has pinholes in the corners, edge wear, smudges, tears in the right border and the top left border that extend into the image area, a small chip in the top left corner, and small corner creases, but is overall a very attractive and desirable piece, one that any collector will be proud to own. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.

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