They were the shock troops of the American Army. In their ranks were lumberjacks, miners, skiers--men from the United States and Canada, accustomed to hardship and living on their own. Their training was extraordinary: forced marches of 100 miles in the Montana wilderness with 50-pound backpacks was typical. Weapons training was equally rigorous and the men became as dangerous with their hands and a knife as they were with rifle and machine gun. In Italy they became the unit called to accomplish the impossible. At Monte Casino, and at Anzio, they earned the respectful accolade from their German enemies. In this book, the men of the First Special Service Force tell the full story of their unit, regarded as the parent of the Green Berets. 336 pages, Rare collectible Hardcover, Like New.
Very nice edition of the book, Das Buch vom Heer The Book of the Army, comes complete with the original dust jacket. Written by Major von Zeska, an Oberkommando of the Wehrmacht. Published in 1940 with forward by General FM von Brauchitsch. 208 pages in German text with several sections of period B/W photos. Few minor separations to bottom and top parts of the DJ. Overall Excellent Condition!
CLEARANCE SALE - Deutscher Reichsbund fur Leibesubungen printed in black ink, with the NSDAP Sports Association eagle with swastika. The inside has a photo of the owner, as well as his membership date 1937, and personal information. The back page has dues stamps for 1937 to 1939. The book is showing its age and mishandling. The inside page binder is missing, and the cover shows mild staining. Very Good to Excellent! Money orders preferred, PayPal accepted with a 4% fee, personal checks take up to 10 days to clear.
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