There's a new book in German for collectors of WWII-Era Allied military currency. Here's a Google translation of information in a Geldscheine-Online article by Hans-Ludwig Grabowski.
The Allied military marks from 1944 to 1948 in Germany
Operation "Wild Dog"
All Allied editions
Military authority (including coins and post-war stamps)
364 pages, full color,
Format 14.8 cm x 21 cm, paperback,
Pirna 2021, self-published.
Price: 44.94 euros.
For three decades, the author, known from many very well researched specialist articles and special catalogs, has done meticulous research, sifted through documents from various archives and gathered a huge amount of information.
In the past he had repeatedly reported on the money of the Allied military authorities and other authors have also devoted themselves to this important topic in specialist articles. The real reason for the new book is to put all the information together like a big puzzle and to present it as a popular scientific treatise not only to collectors but also to the public. To this end, he has viewed and evaluated all previous publications and documents available to him.
The result is much more than a catalog, the result is exemplary documentation, which spans a wide range from the prehistory of the Second World War to a separate assessment section. Hardly any aspect of the Allied money printed for the occupation of Germany goes unnoticed. In individual chapters all relevant topics are dealt with, for example the preparation for printing, the production in the USA and the Soviet Union, printing variants, the areas of validity, the numbering and finally - which is of particular interest to collectors - standard notes, specimens, samples , Exchange notes, misprints and forgeries.
The documentation is supplemented by the extensive use of statistics, maps, laws, documents, information on print quantities, delivery and destruction lists, images of graffiti as well as information on losses, areas and periods of validity as well as the literature and sources used.
In addition to the notes of the Allied military authority, coins and postage stamps as well as peripheral areas such as the Allied canteen money are discussed.
All in all, a very successful and unique documentation about the time of the Allied occupation in Germany and their financial evidence.
Interested parties please contact the author directly:
Michael H. Schöne,
To read the complete article, see:
Schöne: Die Militärmark-Scheine der Alliierten von 1944 bis 1948 in Deutschland
Wayne Homren, Editor
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.
To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 1998 - 2021 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.
NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster