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UNIFORMS OF THE THIRD REICH: A Study in Photographs (Schiffer Military History) Hardcover – 10 Sep 2004

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  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD (10 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764303589
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764303586
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 24.1 x 32.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,435,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Though expensive, this volume gives the reader a superb insight into the bewildering array of uniforms worn in Nazi Germany. Exquisite colour plates reveal fascinating details of the high quality uniforms worn in all quarters of the Reich - the Army, Kriegsmarine (Navy) and Luftwaffe are covered in some detail and other branches also receive more limited coverage, for example, the SS and diplomatic corps. The beautiful quality plates even feature the Fuhrer's brownshirt uniform "liberated" from his Munich apartment in 1945 by an American GI! The photographs in this book are detailed and of very high quality and will prove useful to collectors trying to establish genuine items in the swelling sea of forgeries. The plates are far superior to those that appear in another (equally expensive) book from this stable ("SS uniforms, Insignia & Accoutrements") and, though it could never be an impulse buy, it will surely grace the bookshelf of any serious student of Third Reich militaria.
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Format: Hardcover
As the decades pass by since World War Two it has become increasingly difficult for students of this era to gain access to genuine photographic information detailing arguably the best designed and impressive uniforms of the century. This book beautifully depicts in outstanding colour the uniforms of the German armed forces during the period of the Third Reich. With genuine examples in good to excellent condition being scarce and of great value to the collector, it is little wonder that the market contains many "copies" purporting to be genuine! This book can help to identify the forgery and the fraud.

Depicted amongst others in fine detail are the manufacturer's markings and tailor tags, shoulder and collar rank insignia and cuff titles, the quality of these uniforms particularly in the early years of WW2 being the envy of other army's the world over. Examples of head dress and buttons and other ceremonial duty equipment are also detailed in full colour. Front and rear photos of the Army, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Allgemeine-SS, Police, Hitler Youth and Political Leaders uniforms are shown in large detailed shots.

Although quite expensive, in short this book is a "must have" item for any serious student interested in this historical age. My only criticism of this book would be that it contains predominantly officer's uniforms and little on NCO's and other ranks combat uniforms. Perhaps this will be included in a future edition.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great reference source. 10 Jan. 2005
By B. Craig - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Based on the write-up for this book, I assumed that it would have photographs of various WW2-era uniforms that would help a collector know what to look for when it came to authentic/original items. Well if you can afford to buy or could actually find uniforms that belonged to Erwin Rommel or some Navy Admiral or a Knight's Cross winner, this is the book for you. If you collect uniforms for historical purposes for the average foot soldier of any of the services, this isn't the book for you. There were numerous photos of uniforms for Generals, high-ranking officers, and some ultra rare SS uniforms. However, there were very, very, few photographs of common uniforms that would belong to anyone below an officer rank. The Navy section had 7 different reefer jackets pictured, but not a single enlisted uniform was pictured. How many reefer jackets do you need to see? There were no standard enlisted army wool tunics pictured. This book basically is a visual display of some of the very best pieces from some great collections. However, it's use as a reference source for collecting purposes is very limited. I was very disappointed....
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Photographed Reference 1 May 2000
By Greg Specht - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book did not disapoint. The uniforms are often full page, clear, and are wonderfully photographed. A big and somewhat chilling surprise was one of Hitlers 1935 NSDAP party shirts, complete with belt, strap, and medals; found by US soldiers in his Munich apartment. My only complaint was that there were no uniforms complete with matching pants and boots. Having one of Hitlers garments included also begged the question if there are other uniforms of top officials still in existence such as Goering, Himmler, or other Reich or Field Marshalls. The book gives little reference or hint of the extent of such historical items existing either in private hands or museums.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good PICTURE book 15 Oct. 2001
By Wilfred Wong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If what you want is quality photos of the uniforms, this book won't disappoint you. The photos are great, except the book have no image of boot.
but if you are looking for detail informations and history of the uniforms, this book may not be what you want.
Anyway, just looking at the photos worth buying it, personally speaking
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but too many photos of one item 23 Oct. 2001
By Harald Seyfarth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
First of all, this book is really impressive. Its a massive
volume and I enjoyed reading (or looking) very much. The photos
are very clear and show a lot of close ups. However, I felt that,
in such a large book, some more uniforms should have been
described. For example there is a large section on just one Army
officers set, too large for my taste. Apart from that, great book
4.0 out of 5 stars Uniforms, but not all 7 Aug. 2015
By E. Fiore Kral - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It's good but doesn't have any combat uniforms in it, per my son, for whom I bought this book.
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