Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide

GI ETO Collectors Guide

The beauty and value of this book are hard to overemphasize. If you are interested in the U.S. military in World War II this book must be in your hands. It's 272 pages of color photos cover almost everything from the large and obvious (M1 Garand, steel pot helmet) to the minute details ("Rope, Drag, with Shoulder Strap, M-1918").

The book displays the results of over 20 years of enthusiastic collecting of US Army equipment, uniforms, and gear from the World War II ETO. Each of the 272 pages is stuffed with clear color photos of the items along with closeups of labels, markings and other details. If you have OD fever, this is for you!

Click here to order the first edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide from Amazon.

In November 2008, the second edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide came out. It is a revised and updated version of the first edition, with many more items included. The photos on this page are from the first edition; the second edition expands coverage for service forces and others outside the combat unit focus of the first edition.

As an alternative, you should also investiagate this fine book: Warman's World War II Collectibles: Identification and Price Guide.

Contents of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide

The best way is to show some of the content. Disclaimer: the book is much better than my amateur photos.

GI ETO Collectors Guide

A close up on one page:

GI ETO Collectors Guide

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And some more pages:

GI ETO Collectors Guide

Click here to order the first edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide from Amazon or here for the second edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide .

GI ETO Collectors Guide

Click here to order the first edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide from Amazon or here for the second edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide .

GI ETO Collectors Guide

Click here to order the first edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide from Amazon or here for the second edition of Government Issue: U.S. Army European Theater of Operations Collector Guide .