Maybe I need to get a life, but color me happy as a pig in s***. The Small Wars Foundation and Small Wars Journal are now the proud owners of an original 1940 Small Wars Manual. I've been searching for one for quite some time and found they are in the very hard to get category. I followed this puppy for 10 days on eBay and won the bid just an hour or so ago. Ships next week and I can't wait. The previous, and original, owner is a retired (37-year Colonel) Devil Dog who was issued the Manual at Quantico in 1940. We promised to give it a good home. When we finally get our "non-virtual" office / conference / library facility this jewel will be displayed in a place of honor.