The History of the German Steel Helmet 1916-1945 by Ludwig Baer-This hardcover first edition book measures 9” tall by 6” wide. Published by R. James Bender publishing in 1985, and written by Ludwig Baer. This 448-page textbook is a full history of the German steel helmet. This book is full of descriptions of each type of helmet and contains many black and white photos showing the different examples of that helmet. There are a few color photos of helmet decals, helmets and soldiers wearing the helmets. Most of these photos are in black and white but are great photos of soldiers wearing the helmets during wartime. The book itself is in very good condition with the spine and binding in very good shape. The cover has some wear as it is a used book but its in very good condition. This book is an essential textbook for anyone interested in German steel helmets.