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Nazi paratrooper helmet Nazi Fallschirmjaeger helmet
Hauptmann Piehl paratrooper book


This is a fine example of the very, very rare 7 x 10 inch, 96 page, very heavily illustrated hard cover book Ganze Männer - Leben und Erleben der deutschen Fallschirmjäger (Completely Man - Lives and Experiences of German Paratroopers) by Hauptmann Piehl and published by Bong & Co. of Leipzig, Germany probably in 1942 (the book is undated and was printed for Bong in Amsterdam).
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This book begins with a quotation from Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring with a portrait of him wearing a visor cap and a cape and carrying his Reichsmarschall baton. That is followed by a quotation and full body portrait of General der Flieger Student, followed by a large picture of a Nazi parachutists qualification badge and the lyrics of “The Song of the Fallschirmjäger”.
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The book then describes and shows the equipment, training, men and service of German paratroopers better than anything we have ever seen. Things like Fallschirmjäger kneepads, gloves and even the soles of paratrooper boots are shown close-up.
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There is a chapter on jump school training, one on packing parachutes, and the rest of the book is devoted to photos and history of Nazi paratroopers in combat from Russia to the Arctic circle.
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There is even a section on General Ramcke and his Fallschirmjäger Brigade that served with the Afrikakorps under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

At the end of the book there is a section on medals won by German paratroopers through the publication date of this book. Impressive figures for a small branch of service: 61 Knights Cross of the Iron Cross; 56 German Cross in Gold; over 5000 Iron Cross First Class and over 17000 Iron Cross Second Class!

This is a very rare book in excellent condition.
This excellent Nazi Paratrooper photo book is **SOLD**.
We will be happy to ship abroad at additional cost. Please inquire.
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