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30 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Marc André Laguerre (1915 – 1979) was a journalist and magazine editor, best known as the managing editor of Sports Illustrated from 1960 to 1974. In the summer of 1927, his French father ( Léon James Laguerre) took a post at the French Consulate General in San Francisco, settling in the upper-class neighborhood of Sea Cliff. In 1938, he covered the Munich Agreement for the French daily Paris-Soir. When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the French Army as a corporal. His first assignment was on patrol on the Maginot Line. He later served as a liaison to the British forces at Arras, and remained with them until the Battle of Arras forced their retreat. He stayed with the British forces until the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, where he was one of the last to be evacuated.