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Certainly the best feature of this original Third Reich SS "D Edition" of the Soldatenfreund Taschenjahrbuch is the very lengthy section on the basic German laws pertaining to the SS and Waffen-SS. Those include the SS law for the protection of young girls (weibliche Jugend), the SS order regarding the last son, those pertaining to widows and orphans, the Law of Honor of the SS, the Order of the Reichsführer-SS regarding Comradeship, the founding of the Lebensborn Society (Lebensborn eV), etc.
The 1944 SS SOLDATENFREUND TASCHENJAHRBUCH for sale on this USMBOOKS web page contains 62 pages of black & white text, about 182 pages of daily calendars for 1944 (two days to a page), and 24 pages of flags, uniforms, insignia, etc. (total of about 270 pages). This book also includes a page of the paratrooper style insignia of rank for Waffen-SS troops - the style worn on camouflaged uniform smocks.
The frequently missing fold-out color map is still inside the back cover, neatly folded up.
The compact 3 x 5 inch, Soldatenfreund Taschenjahrbücher (Soldier's Friend Pocket Yearbooks) for the Wehrmacht are relatively common as they were made and distributed in great quantity to the men of the Army and Luftwaffe each year during the Third Reich. Far less common are the same almanac-style books for members of the Waffen-SS.
Also called Soldatenfreund Taschenjahrbuch, Edition D was published by Adolf Spanholz Verlag of Hannover specifically for the Waffen-SS. Pictures of SS personalities adorned the inside of the front and back covers and the color section containing Nazi flags, insignia, uniforms, daggers, swords, etc. included nice sections on the SS as well as the NSKK, Hitler Youth, TeNo, Police, Army, Kriegsmarine, etc.
Only five pages in this original 1944 SS Soldatenfreund have writing on them, the owner page as well as four Notizen pages. The calendar portion contains no writing.
This rare 1944 hardcover SS calendar with embossed silver runes on the cover is in very nice, little-used condition. NOT a modern reprint!
This original 1944 SS Soldatenfreund Taschenjahrbuch is **SOLD**
USM book #862
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SS POCKET YEARBOOK 1944 - SS SOLDATENFREUND TASCHENJAHRBUCH
A VERY RARE COLOR ILLUSTRATED
OR POCKET YEARBOOK
FOR 1944 WITH RARE
FOLD-OUT COLOR MAP