RARE ORIGINAL SET OF 48 SPECTACULAR HUGE FULL COLOR PHOTOS

SHOWING THE NAZI GERMAN ARMY IN COMBAT

DAS HEER IM GROSSDEUTSCHEN FREIHEITSKAMPF

(THE ARMY IN GREATER GERMANYS BATTLE FOR FREEDOM)

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HIGH COMMAND OF THE ARMY ON HIGH QUALITY PAPER

   

the original file is in poor condition but for 65+ years it had served its purpose: to protect the superb full color photos!

in the trench with the Scherenfernrohr (periscope)

flame thrower in action

a tank destroyer group is ferried over (note the burning houses in the back)

"there are no obstacles for German tanks"

one of the nice close-up photos showing German uniforms and field gear

item # I - 302

Offered for sale is an

RARE ORIGINAL SET OF 48 SPECTACULAR HUGE FULL COLOR PHOTOS

SHOWING THE NAZI GERMAN ARMY IN COMBAT

DAS HEER IM GROSSDEUTSCHEN FREIHEITSKAMPF

(THE ARMY IN GREATER GERMANYS BATTLE FOR FREEDOM)

PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HIGH COMMAND OF THE ARMY ON HIGH QUALITY PAPER

This hard to find set is subtitled "Kunstblätter für die deutsche Jugend" (Artwork For The German Youth), meaning that the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKW or High Command of the Army) published it to awake interest in warfare and becoming a German soldier among Hitler Youth boys. This probably explains why there are so very few complete sets still around. A full set consisted of 50 of these fantastic full color photographs, taken by German Kriegsberichter (War Correspondents), published 1942 for the OKW by Förster und Borries in Zwickau, Germany. Their huge size of 14-3/4 x 12-1/2 inch made them perfect items to hang on the wall and it is nearly impossible today to find a set that has not been broken up. Still today military dealers sell them as singles, usually framed, each of them for a lot of money. The lucky buyer of this set will get 48 out of 50 of these great photographs, every one of them suitable for framing! The photos were taken in the Arctic regions (Norway, Finland), in the Balkan and in Russia. The colors are as bright as they were when this set was printed!

A variety of branches and vehicles of the German Wehrmacht are shown: Tiger Tank and other Panzers, Halftrack, Self-Propelled Gun, PAK and crew, AA-Gun, Heavy Gun at the Atlantic Coast, Cavalry, motorcycle-dis-patchers, flame-thrower, Horse-Drawn Artillery, Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troops) on skies, Infantry on the march, Convoys headed East, motorcycle stuck in the Russian mud, Engineers reparing a bridge, supply convoy, infantry in the far North, at the spearhed of a tank column, artillery radiomen and much more!

the feared Tiger tank

one of the huge guns along the Atlantic coast

Kradmelder (motorcycle messenger) having a smoke break

the crew gives their halftrack a "car-wash"

German artillery in the Balkan region (South-East Europe)

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THE RARE ORIGINAL SET OF 48 SPECTACULAR HUGE FULL COLOR PHOTOS

SHOWING THE NAZI GERMAN ARMY IN COMBAT

DAS HEER IM GROSSDEUTSCHEN FREIHEITSKAMPF

IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR $395.00 INCL. SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE UNITED STATES

(please add $45.00 for airmail shipping worldwide with USPS - insurance and other ways of shipping available at additional cost)

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