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Posted 2 years ago


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This is a 1952 German illustrated book which has been passed down to my wife. It translates as the story of a German infantry company in the East during WWII. The illustrations are very detailed and show the progression of German soldiers from leaving home for war through combat and their return. Some of the scenes depict what appears to be German POWs being searched by Russian soldiers. The book is also dedicated " in memoriam."
Any information would be welcomed.


  1. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
    The person was a POW in the Soviet Union. It says Russia, but that was just the way it was referred to. Hope it helps.
  2. Harborguy Harborguy, 2 years ago
    Thank you, freiheit, all input is welcomed!
    Thanks for the love, BELLIN68
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    Love the multiple wristwatches on the searching soviet!
  4. Harborguy Harborguy, 2 years ago
    Yes, very observant, Chrisnp!
  5. Harborguy Harborguy, 2 years ago
    Thanks mustanytony for looking & the love.
  6. Harborguy Harborguy, 2 years ago
    Thank you vetraio & blunderbuss for looking.
  7. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Rare and very interesting book. The hand written note memorializes a soldier who was a POW of the Russians until July 4, 1949 and died in 1954. On the last scan with the search scene also note that the Russians stole his boots which the Russian behind him on the right is slinking off with.
  8. Harborguy Harborguy, 2 years ago
    Militarist - Very much appreciate your comments. It was going to be discarded, but I found it very unusual & the art work so detailed that I suggested we hold on to it. After receiving information provided by yourself & others here, I know that it was a good decision.

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