Auction 102

Lot 216:

WWII 1941 LUFTWAFFE SOLDIERS HANDBOOK

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Scarce 1941 Luftwaffe publication, ‘Der Dienst-Unterricht in der Luftwaffe’ (‘Luftwaffe soldier training manual’), ed. Generalmajor Ehrenfried Tschoeltsch (Berlin: Verlag von E.G. Mittler & Sohn), 1941, 282 pages, 5.25 x 7.5 inches, the basic handbook for the new inductee into the service, giving extensive details of the chain of command, ranks, insignia, awards, weapons and handling, marksmanship, manual of arms, regulations, saluting (including the ‘Hitler salute’), uniforms, body hygiene, and much else, well illustrated with photos and drawings, including the obligatory photo of Hitler. Minor soiling of the covers with minor paper loss, very good.

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