United States Military Intelligence Service and the Division of Naval Intelligence. J.A.N. No. 1, a Joint Army and Navy Publication, Uniforms and Insignia [cover title]

[Washington, DC]: The U.S. Army and Navy, [1943-1944]. Set of 100 loose-leaf plates, 3 holes punched in each, with brief text; oblong 8vo, in a gray and dark blue clam-shell box, 17 x 27 inches. The introduction describes this as "a cumulative recognition manual of the uniforms used by the principal military powers of the world." Represented are the navies of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands (description but no plates), Portugal, Spain, and Turkey; the armies of Germany and Italy; and the air force of Germany. These are careful color drawings of uniformed troops and officers with details of insignia, epaulettes, etc. An unclassified publication about allied and enemy forces, it was for handy instruction of fighting forces in the field and "the officials of the United Nations." Includes two National Geographic offprints designed to fit this set: "Insignia of the United States Armed Forces," by Gilbert Grosvenor, June 1943, 72 pp., and, "The Heraldry of Heroism," by Arthur E. du Bois, (1943), 36 pp., both articles illustrated in black and white and color. Scattered light soil, moderate soil and wear to the box, with some splitting of the cloth at the joint of the upper cover. Very good set. Item #49811

Price: $450.00

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