1957 West German Armed Forces Book
“Bie Bundeswehr im Aufbau”, or “Rebuilding the German Military”, large format soft cover book, published in Germany in 1957. 108 pages, German language text with many photographs covering both the history of the German military (including, surprisingly, a photograph of Adolf Hitler) and the new West German armed forces: the navy, air force, and army infantry, panzer, and pioneer forces. The book contains quite a few interesting pictures of West German uniforms and equipment, and U.S. Army personnel serving with the German military. There are even full page color plates with rank insignia of the army, navy, and air force. 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches in size. Some expected scuffing and edge chips, but the book is complete, intact, and in overall very good condition.