The Ehrenkleid des Soldaten is a wonderful book, with celebrity signature or not.
I own a copy, too. Very interesting items.
A recent addition of mine
Having become acquainted with RN Submarines a few years ago so to speak, this is a special one for me, given and signed to me by Commander John Lorimer DSO of X6 fame, a lovely man. His courage and that of his fellow submariners is beyond me.
Picked up today in the basement of a Charing Cross Rd bookshop.....interesting 'period' book by the notorious Norwegian Fascist leader, Vidkun Quisling. But what made it worth the £4 asking price for me was the inscription......
I believe ( I'll be happy to be put right ) that this may be the signature of SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Paul Anton Helle, Kommandeur of the Amersfoort Concentration Camp. The inscription is basically 'Souvenir of Yuletide 1942 in the Netherlands 20 December 1942' * so I guess the book was handed out to his subordinates.
It seems that 19 out of 20 'SS' relics shown on the Forum are fakes - this is one that isn't !
( * : I wonder what the German is for 'Gee, thanks - just what I've always wanted'...... )
Nice pick up Martin I know Charing Cross book shops very well. Disapointed those book shops went along the side of Leicester Sq tube station.