Auction 102

Lot 108:

WWII RAD MEN AT THE EASTERN FRONT 1941

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WWII copy of the German book: Arbeitsmanner zwischen Bug und Wolga (‘Workers between the Bug and Volga Rivers’) by Hans Looks and Hans Fischer. Berlin: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., 1943. Softcover, 72pp. (text), 32pp. (photographs). Original photo-illustrated stiff wraps with white lettering on cover. Report and photographs of the youngest age group of the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) deployed, along with the German military, during the Eastern Front offensive in the Russian campaign in 1941. The report was written after the return of the unit in 1942. Propaganda brochure documenting their participation and heroic performance during the campaign in the fight against Bolshevism between the rivers Bug and Wolga. Illustrated with photographs showing the unit in various functions supporting the German military, e.g. repairing streets, bridges, railways, and power lines, engagement with dispersed Soviet troops, marching through snow and ice, guarding prisoners, and others activities. Text in German. Very good.

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