As anyone familiar with the subject knows, the Nazis were absolutely faultless in their pursuit of recording every possible aspect of the history of their culture. Principal among these objectives was to put virtually everything that Adolf Hitler said into print.
The 5 x 7-1/2 inch hard cover book we offer here bears the title Der grossdeutsche Freiheitskampf - Reden Adolf Hitlers (The Greater German Freedom Struggle - Adolf Hitler Speeches)
published on orders of Reichsleiter Philipp Bouhler
by the Zentralverlag der NSDAP Franz Eher Nachfolger, the Central Publishing House of the Nazi Party in Munich in 1940.
The 200 pages contain speeches delivered by Hitler between 1 September 1939 and 10 March 1940. It includes Hitler's speech to the Reichstag
on 1 September 1939 announcing the start of the invasion of Poland, as well as the Victory Speech on 5 October 1939 to his victorious soldiers, the 8 November 1939 speech to the Alte Garde
on the eve of the Putsch
anniversary in Munich, New Years Greetings to Wehrmacht soldiers on 31 December 1939, his speech at the Sportpalast in Berlin on 30 January 1940 and others.
This is an original hardcover 2nd edition (51 - 100 printing) with its original color dust jacket. It is fully indexed and has advertising for Mein Kampf on the last page. It also has a Zeittafel, a chronological time table of German-Polish relations from 1934 onward as well as important events from 1934 through 1940.
On the front flyleaf there is a round Nazi eagle and swastika stamp showing this book was once part of the library of the Reichsarbeitsdient • Arbeitsdienst für weibliche Jugend, camp number 0/135. It does not look like the young ladies of RAD Lager 0/135 ever opened or read the book, as some of the pages are still 'uncut'. The original color dust jacket shows wear however, especially the front side.