Sport and the Third Reich

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Sport and the Third Reich- By R. Newbrough. An incredible, new two-volume set with over 2,200 color and black and white images.  These come in a high quality library jacket! I was very happy to participate in the production of this book, and give the author a massive amount of credit for this monumental work on this very important and intriguing aspect of the National Socialist movement. I can assure you that this book is worth having in your reference library! This two-volume set represents the first comprehensive attempt at examining the association of sport with the Third Reich, and the majority of over 2,200 images have never before been published. History, uniforms, insignia, awards, and many period photographs related to the association of sport with the Wehrmacht and organizations of the NSDAP are presented. The reader is provided with interesting historical information associated with sporting events, athletes, Third Reich personalities, and organizations of the NSDAP. The philatelist will enjoy the sport-related German postage stamps that are shown. The 1936 Winter and Summer Olympics and the 1938 Breslau Games are covered. Hitler predicted that after 1940, the Olympics would be forever held in Berlin; Hitler was proven wrong and in September of 1945 the Allies staged an athletic competition in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Volume One covers the DRL/NSRL, 1936 Winter and Summer Olympics, 1938 Breslau Games, the Sport Uniform, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and Heer. Volume Two covers the Political Leader, SA, NSKK, NKFK, SS/Police, Hitler Youth, DAF/RAD, and miscellaneous topics. Specific information related to each component of the Sport Uniform - shirt, shorts, shoes, bathing suit, and athletic training suit - is provided. The manner by which rank was conveyed on the sport uniforms of the Wehrmacht and the organizations of the NSDAP is dealt with in detail. These unique books are a must-have for the military researcher, historian, and collector! Introductory price for the two-volume set, and remember, these are signed and low numbered copies! 656 pages.