Occasional black and white scans, almost fully priced in US$ over almost 200 pages. Valuable work that should be seen as a companion price guide to the "World War Remembered - history in your hands" reviewed above. The authors of which also contributed towards this volume. The scope of this book extends to the WW1, WW2 plus immediate aftermath. Aftermath because of the various scrip issued in displacement camps populated by WW2 victims and mainly US POW Camps containing Axis soldier prisoners. A minute section at the end of the book contains paper issues supposedly issued by Viet Minh forces in Vietnam. The author contends that all of thse issues are fantasies ie they never really circulated in the field of operations.
Individual country chapters are listed alphabetically and chronologically. I will use Belgium as an example, the contents are: Paper Issues, World War 1, Military Decorations for World War 1 and World War 2. Another example, Great Britain: Paper Issues: Anglo-Boer War, World War 1, 1919 Irish War of Independence, World War 2 Prisoners of War, Displaced Persons, Metal Issues: World War 1, World War2. A bibliography and Camp index completes this book.
These are the countries covered: Australia, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Soviet Union, Spain, United Nations, United States, Vietnam (Indo-China) and Yugoslavia. Missing many issues but still one of the best generalized works available.
Review by Paul Neumann