Friday, 30 November 2012

M/M Hitler's Chariots - Vol.1: Mercedes-Benz G-4 Cross-Country Touring Car & - Vol. 2: Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Parade Car

 
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Manner of Man Recommendation

Hitler's Chariots - Vol.1: Mercedes-Benz G-4 Cross-Country Touring Car and Hitler's Chariots - Vol. 2: Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Parade Car by Blaine Taylor published by Schiffer Military History /Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

In the making of the above two volumes Blaine Taylor had access to very rare documents and exclusive archival footage from renowned military collection archives and well as those of Daimler regarding the production records of Mercedes-Benz. The two volumes together create a set that is a rare achievement in both scholarship and authorship.

In the first of the two volumes, Hitler's Chariots - Vol.1: Mercedes-Benz G-4 Cross-Country Touring Car, Taylor explores the Mercedes-Benz G-4 Cross-Country Touring Car in a first ever illustrated study this volume for the first time explains the mechanics behind the famous custom vehicle that carried Adolph Hitler across Europe during WWII.

The second volume, Hitler's Chariots - Vol. 2: Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Parade Car, follows-up the first as a companion presenting an important and significant in-depth look at the glorious custom Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser Parade Car in a first ever illustrated study devoted exclusively to the subject. This is the automobile used by Hitler during most of the 1930s and 1940s. Rare images include those on deposit in the U.S. depicting the 770K from the rich photo archives of Daimler-Benz – and the Hermann Goring, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Heinrich Hoffmann, and Eva Braun Hitler albums.

These books are a valuable asset to your library as both a Mercedes-Benz automobile history scholarship and a rare Nazi era military reference pertaining to historical documentation of the custom orders commissioned at Mercedes-Benz production facilities by Adolf Hitler.