The map set is in good condition with just staining on the front of the cover. The inside pages are in near mint condition. This RESTRICTED handbook Special Series NO. 18 is dated December 15, 1943 and is a US English translation of a captured German Winter Warfare handbook. This book was prepared by the Military Intelligence Division War Department and is marked RESTRICTED.
This is an extremely rare book and many were destroyed. There are only a select few of these booklet given to US infantry square leaders and officers are still known to exist (one being in the collection of the National Smithsonian in Washington DC). This book helped US soldier fight in the Battle of the Bulge. This is a rare look into what the Germans were trained to do in snow and winter warfare. The item "Rare WWII 1943 RESTRICTED Captured German Winter Warfare Translated Army Relic" is in sale since Monday, January 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "curio_artifacts" and is located in Algonquin, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.