Exceedingly difficult to find - an original Heart Shield Bible! These were designed to fit into the uniform chest pocket. The metal plates were to prevent a bullet from reaching the soldier’s heart (which they did on several occasions, see attached screenshot). surface of the bible has a great patina and has the text: ''May this keep you safe from harm''. This bible was definitely worn in the field!! Not a depot example! The bible and its shield are in uncleaned condition, straight from the attic; some wear as expected for its age of 80 years.
The bible is beautifully named to private Willie J Key, date Christmas 1944. He was of Afro-American descent as can be seen from the archive information. It is rare to find such a bible originally worn in the field, especially by a Afro-American unit. He enlisted in 1942.
This bible has a great patina with a nice golden finish.
Unique 100% original item for your US WW2 collection; will for sure be a centrepiece in your collection!
See also my other interesting WW2 stuff that I offer for auction on Catawiki.
- WW2 Heart Shield Bible - Biblia a prueba de balas - Problema del gobierno - NOMBRADO como privado
- País de origen
- Estados Unidos de América
- Unidad del ejército
- Muy raro
- Año de fabricación
- Original / réplica
- En buen estado
- Viene con certificado de autenticidad