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United States of America - Unique WW2 Heart Shield ''BULLETPROOF'' bible - Government Issue - Infantry - Ranger - NAMED - 1942

United States of America - Unique WW2 Heart Shield ''BULLETPROOF'' bible - Government Issue - Infantry - Ranger - NAMED - 1942

Exceedingly difficult to find - an original Heart Shield Bible! This beautiful bible is named to Grady K Bagley with his service number, 18079914, a soldier who enlisted from Texas (see attached screenshots). These were designed to fit into the uniform chest pocket. This bible is nicely worn (but not too much! so it was definitely taken into the field. The metal plates were to prevent a bullet from reaching the soldier’s heart (which they did on several occasions. surface of the bible has a great patina and has the text: ''MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU''; it has a lot of the golden finish left! Nevertheless, this bible was definitely worn in the field!! Not a depot example! The bible and its shield are in very nice condition; these bibles are very difficult to find

Unique 100% original item for your US WW2 collection; will for sure be a centerpiece in your collection!

See also my other interesting WW2 stuff that I offer for auction on catawiki!

Type Government Issue - Infantry - Ranger - NAMED
Country of Origin United States of America
Army Unit Unique WW2 Heart Shield ''BULLETPROOF'' bible
Year of Manufacture 1942
Original/ Replica Original
Condition Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity No
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