Von Wedel, Hasso; Hansen, Heinrich. Der Kampf im Westen: Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde, 2. Band (Battle in the West: The Führer’s Soldiers on the Battlefield, volume 2)

Hasso von Wedel and Heinrich Hansen

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Von Wedel, Hasso; Hansen, Heinrich. Der Kampf im Westen: Die Soldaten des Führers im Felde, 2. Band (Battle in the West: The Führer’s Soldiers on the Battlefield, volume 2)

Munich: Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein, 1940. Hardback 4to; 80pp; volume 2 only of a two-volume edition. In German. Gray cloth over beveled boards with black titling to upper board and spine; no dust jacket; 92 black and white stereographic photographs and stereoscope in pockets of interior upper and lower boards; 8 tipped-in color photographic plates. Condition: Fair. Extensive scuffing and staining to boards; rubbing and wear to extremities; spine chipped and frayed; cracking to 80% of upper board’s exterior joint; previous owner penciled “Book 2” to upper board; dust jacket missing; 8 of original 100 stereographs missing; previous owner has renumbered stereographs by hand according to unidentified system and has handwritten translations to reverse of these; previous owner has penciled translations of several lines of text on pp 11 and 13. $150  

Nazi propaganda material issued to boost support for troops on the battlefield; the introductory paragraph starts (in German): "In September 1939, when the German people were forced to take up armed conflict ..." and continues in that vein. Tales of heroism and sacrifice. With black and white images seen in 3-D when viewed through accompanying stereoscope.

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