With the advent of feature films and a general interest in WW2 from the mid 1950’s, collecting Nazi German militaria of all types started to grow in popularity. With this new popularity came the first, its has to be said, crude reference works….this being a prime example.
This very early (1958 privately published in the USA) card cover, 75 page ‘booklet’ shows line drawings of all (known at the time) Third Reich awards & decorations for all services, with very brief item descriptions.
Very much a collectors guide book of the time, being one of the very first books to detail awards and decorations of the period.
Has some Biro ink marked items, obviously made by a collector of the day.
A rare early book on this subject matter.