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Goose_Green
10-06-2006, 11:49 AM
I have recieved in the post a rather interesting book bought from a seller in Germany within the last week and I thought I would post some varied pictures of the book and contents.

This handbook would have been carried on German naval vessels during the war and I bought it mainly for the history involved and my interest of WWII in general.

The book is spilt into sections, firstly techical data regarding the ship types of each major naval powers. There are plan drawings and pictures too. There are also recognition pictures of the naval powers flags and standards. At the back is more technical data and a few maps of the world an the known merchant convoy routes with a distance chart of the main ports in the world.

Most interesting of all is the 75 or so pages dedicated to adverts of German engineering and ship building companies, such as AEG Schiffbau, Krupp, MAN and Mercedes Benz to name but a few - there is even an advert for Becks Bier!!

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0634.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0626.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0630.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0631.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0632.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0624.jpg
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http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0629.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0620.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0625.jpg

Goose_Green
10-06-2006, 11:49 AM
I have recieved in the post a rather interesting book bought from a seller in Germany within the last week and I thought I would post some varied pictures of the book and contents.

This handbook would have been carried on German naval vessels during the war and I bought it mainly for the history involved and my interest of WWII in general.

The book is spilt into sections, firstly techical data regarding the ship types of each major naval powers. There are plan drawings and pictures too. There are also recognition pictures of the naval powers flags and standards. At the back is more technical data and a few maps of the world an the known merchant convoy routes with a distance chart of the main ports in the world.

Most interesting of all is the 75 or so pages dedicated to adverts of German engineering and ship building companies, such as AEG Schiffbau, Krupp, MAN and Mercedes Benz to name but a few - there is even an advert for Becks Bier!!

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0634.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0626.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0630.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0631.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0632.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0624.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0623.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0629.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0620.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0625.jpg

Realjambo
10-06-2006, 12:25 PM
I can barely get my jaw off the floor! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Amazing! nice find Goose!

*Warning: SH3 can seriously damage your wallet in more ways than you think*

AVGWarhawk
10-06-2006, 01:02 PM
extemely cool book!

MothBalled
10-06-2006, 01:44 PM
Nice find. Thanks for taking the time to share some of it. Interesting stuff to see.

Michiel_88
10-06-2006, 01:51 PM
Awesome! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Thanks for sharing

Realjambo
10-06-2006, 01:52 PM
Goose, do you have any other photo's of other pages from the book?

.....like,er, EVERY page - then I can sit here and read the whole book! Just a thought http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Goose_Green
10-06-2006, 02:19 PM
How about these three? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0641.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0640.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/IMG_0639.jpg

Bootsmann0815
10-06-2006, 02:47 PM
Triple Cheers, Goose! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
Now I know how you communicate with BdU:
FLASCHENPOST (message in a bottle) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Goose_Green
10-06-2006, 05:12 PM
Yes you are right! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

When the radio packed up I decided to let the crew have a brief party so we could empty the contents of the bottles http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif so they could be later used for messages http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

You think I would order them to tip the contents overboard? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tuddley3
10-06-2006, 06:53 PM
How funny, that looks like the same book they use on the Nav Map screen in War Ace . look at the bottom of the screenie.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/tuddley3/Intercept1.jpg

Celeon999
10-08-2006, 08:46 AM
Very cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif