Date: 5-27-1940 Life Magazine
Condition: Very Good
Cover: More than a man is the German Soldier on the cover.
Whatever his pleasant and kindly relations with relatives and
friends, he is now a component of a mighty instrument of war,
the 1940 German Army, which is capable of changing the
political and physical face of the world. To the democracies,
he represents, with his handy Mauser rifle and his flat domed
steel helmet, pure disaster. For a soldier is something more
and something less of a man. His will is totally subordinated
to the total hitting power of an army unit.
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The Week's Events: 1940 Fair Features Fun & Folksy Informal Charm
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