This fine little leather calendar/planner just arrived, totally unexpected, it is a gift from a dealer of WW2 militaria from whom I have bought several items.
Note from dealer:
"Regarding the date book, it is KM issue - see eagle over M stamped above the date - these were usually base purchase for the solders. Ie all branches of the service had them - SS, Luftwaffe, Army, etc. Actually, dates and years repeat themselves every so many years, in other words your 1940 date book will be usable in 2024! That is when the calendar repeats itself."
I donīt know where it has been or who it belonged to in 1940, but it is a neat little thing
Last edited by Little Mermaid; 12-30-2011 at 10:40 PM. Reason: Typos!!
How cool Is it period ??
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
It says 1940 and is very period
Birthdays and names of several high ranking officers are printed on the last pages of this calendar, very interesting. As well as Horst Wessel.
Last edited by Little Mermaid; 12-30-2011 at 03:28 PM. Reason: My eternal typos!
very very nice and you got it as a gift thats even better
I haven't seen anything like it either! A Very cool thing, for sure! How many could have survived 72 years later ? Nobody ever sends Me neat Christmas presents like that! lol William
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
what a brilliant little item to go with your (supposed) "little" collection looks really good especially with the name in the back
Thank you Tom
It is not a single name, but a print of many names of high ranking "important" officers and personalities. All the big personas have their birthdays printed in the book. Hitler, Himmler and so on. Unfortunately, this little thingy is not named.