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United States of America - Unique WW2 Heart Shield ''BULLETPROOF'' bible - Government Issue - Infantry - Ranger - 1943

United States of America - Unique WW2 Heart Shield ''BULLETPROOF'' bible - Government Issue - Infantry - Ranger - 1943

Exceedingly difficult to find - an original Heart Shield Bible! This nice example is named to Max Hillman, who was from california and enlisted in 1942. It was a gift to him from his church community. 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 THIS KEEP YOU SAFE FROM HARM'; it has much of the golden finish! 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. I havent done any more research nor I cleaned the bible. A really nice as is found piece, but if the buyer wants this surely could be easily cleaned.

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
Country of Origin United States of America
Army Unit Unique WW2 Heart Shield ''BULLETPROOF'' bible
Year of Manufacture 1943
Original/ Replica Original
Condition Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity No
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