Item No. SCH-1374
Fallschirmjager in Portrait
Studio and Field Portraits of German
Paratroops in World War II
Chris Mason & Eric Queen
A little more than 30,000 men of the Wehrmacht and SS qualified to wear the famed Fallschirmschutzenabzeichen, or Paratrooper Badge, between 1936 and 1944. The badges they wore, and the images of the men who wore them, are avidly sought by collectors and historians around the world today. The authors have assembled over 300 indoor and outdoor posed portrait photographs of the Fallschirmjager for this volume, most never before published, providing a fascinating representation of the photographer's art in World War II and a superb study of their uniforms, badges and insignia. In poses ranging from fierce to thoughtful and even poignant, the German paratroops of World War II are seen here in perfect focus, as they wanted to be seen, preserved in deliberate portraiture for posterity.
Hardcover, 9" x 12", 304 pages, over 300 full-page, sepia toned b+w images.