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 Post subject: The most important book – history
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:13 pm 
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This may seem self-serving however, I don't get a cent from royalties. Well I'm supposed to but it just doesn't happen. Anyway, in my opinion and of course it is my opinion that one needs to understand the environment of the collectibles. When we first got into this hobby we found this huge amount of misinformation. Dealers as well as respected older collectors repeated bad information that had been detailed in the very few English-language reference books of the time. This has changed. There are now very good reference books on not only helmets but of all sorts of stuff. English-language books hold a major part of the market. This has been a huge change in the last twenty years. I recommend you to the website of Verlag-Militaria as they have many English-language works that can help you understand the nuances. These are expensive books. They tend to be extremely well produced with a great deal of very very clear pictures. The publisher comes to SOS every year and his works are the top of the line.

One of those books is a history book that deals with Imperial Germany on the social, political, and military levels. It is Army specific and does not cover the Navy. It is large. 4 1/2 pounds with eighty clear color picture plates and several fold up maps. It is a handsome gift whether it be to yourself or others. It does not deal with the nuances of Militaria but rather the environment that it came from. I will list the books that I think are most important for Pickelhaube. However, in general there is nothing that replaces the understanding of history and there is no better book in any language then this one.

http://www.militaria.at/Book.aspx?book= ... anguage=en

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 Post subject: Re: The most important book – history
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:58 pm 
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Joe is right, if you are interested in German history, then this is a must have book.

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Top book !
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The trick is: take it to bed. After one chapter put it under your pillow. The wisdom will come to you while you sleep ! 8)
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 Post subject: Re: The most important book – history
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Indeed a top book :thumb up:


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