United States of America - Book, New Testament, gold-plated steel shield - 1943

Description
United States of America - Book, New Testament, gold-plated steel shield - 1943
Original - Paper - Very good condition

United States, Word War II
Rare ‘Heart Shield Bible’ once owned by an American veteran.
New Testament with protective shield, from World War II, 1943, given to Private Elwood WHIPPLE.
This bible, with its protective shield, was produced by ‘Know Your Bible Company’ of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Bible itself was printed by Whitman Publishing Company.
The protective shield is made of gold-plated steel.
Engraved inscription: ‘May this keep you safe from harm.’
The information sheet is filled out on behalf of Elwood WHIPPLE with military regiment number 33935118.
This New Testament was given to him by his mother, Alberta WHIPPLE.
Information on NARA: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?f=3475&mtch=1&q=33935118&cat=all&dt=893&tf=F
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 18th, 1944 at the age of 18.
Born in 1926, he died in 2014 at the age of 88.
The pictures are an integral part of the item’s description, showing its actual condition.
Careful packaging and shipped with tracking.
With regard to shipping to non-EU countries, please note, all tariffs or surcharges are entirely the responsibility of the buyer.
I guarantee the object is 100% original and authentic from the time of the Second World War.

Lot details
Type
Book, New Testament, gold-plated steel shield
Country of Origin
United States of America
Year of Manufacture
1943
Material
Paper
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Very good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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