Collection of 55 US Military Guide & Phrase Books

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This collection contains 55 books for most of the countries where US troops served during WWII.

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Collection of US military guide and phrase books, from most of the countries were the US played some roll, large or small during WWII.  Nearly all these are US published.  The collection contains 55 books, each being a separate edition from similar printings.  Condition are from very good to excellent, most in the better range.

  • ALBANIAN Phrase Book, Dec. 28, 1943, TM 30-652.  226 pages.
  • AUSTRALIA, Pocket Guide To, War And Navy Departments, GPO, 1943, 48 pages, map and illustrations.
  • AUSTRIA, A SOLDIER’S GUIDE, Information & Education Section, MTOUSA,,  33 pages, with map, (1945).
  • BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG, The Cities of.  Guide book, GPO, 1944, 42 pages, map plates.
  • BULGARIAN LANGUAGE GUIDE, Dec. 3, 1943, TM 30 -345.  83 pages, some illustrations.
  • BURMA, Pocket Guide To, GPO, April 1944 (revised), 70 pages, Map and some illustrations.
  • CANTONESE LANGUAGE GUIDE, Dec. 7, 1943, GPO, TM 30 -334. 79 pages, illustrations.
  • CHINA, Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1944, 64 pages, map and illustrations.
  • CHINESE LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 24, 1943, TM 30-333.  62 pages, illustrations.
  • DANISH LANGUAGE GUIDE, Dec. 3, 1943, GPO, TM 30-311. 87 pages, illustrations.
  • DUTCH LANGUAGE GUIDE, Sept. 13, 1943, GPO, TM 30-307. 76 pages, illustrations.
  • EGYPT, Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943, 57 pages, map & illustrations.
  • FRENCH LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 21, 1843, GPO, TM 30-302.  61 pages, illustrations.
  • FRENCH Phrase Book, Restricted, Sept. 28, 1943, GPO, TM 30-602.  127 pages.
  • PARIS And Cities Of Northern France, Pocket Guide To, War Dept. GPO, 1944.  86 pages, maps.
  • THE CITIES OF SOUTHERN FRANCE, Pocket Guide To, War Dept. GPO, 1944. 82 pages, maps.
  • GERMAN LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 24, 1943, GPO, TM 30-306.  67 pages, map & illustrations.
  • GERMAN Phrase Book, Restricted, Nov. 30, 1943, GPO, TM 30-606.  127 pages, International road signs.
  • GERMAN, Pocket Guide To. (cover note- DO NOT FRATERNIZE), GPO, 1944.  Centerfold map.
  • GREAT BRITAIN, A Short Guide To, GPO, 1943.  37 pages, illustrations, & plate showing British Officer Insignia.
  • GREEK LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 30, 1943, GPO, TM 30-350. 61 pages, illustrations.
  • MALAY LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 3, 1943, GPO, TM 30-339.  87 pages, illustrations.
  • HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE GUIDE, Dec. 28, 1943, GPO, TM 30-316. 79 pages, Illustrations.
  • INDIA, A Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943. 68 pages, maps & illustrations.
  • ITALIAN LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 2, 1943, GPO, TM 30-303.  61 pages, Illust’s. Fort Monmouth, NJ-purchase.
  • ITALIAN CITES, Pocket Guide To, War Dept. GPO, 1944.  90 pages, maps.
  • ITALY, Occupation Of Enemy Territory, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943.  41 pages, maps.
  • ITALIAN PHRASE BOOK, (supersedes TM 30-249 Jan ’43), 1953. GPO, TM 30-603. 127 pages, road signs.  I left this late on in the collection, as American troops were still serving in Trieste, the place were the Cold War started right at the end of WWII.
  • JAPANESE LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 18, 1943, GPO, TM 30-341.  59 pages, map & illustrations.
  • MEET THE MARIANAS, A Pocket Guide, Prepared by Special Projects Branch, CPBC, C-1944. 32pgs, maps.
  • MOROCCO, A Pocket Guide To French, DOD, Pam 20-176, 1952.  68 pages, map & photo illustrations. The US Army remained in Morocco after WWII, still involved in matters there until Morocco became independent in 1956.
  • NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES, Pocket Guide TO, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943. 77 pgs, Illust’s & map.
  • NEW CALEDONIA, Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1944.  58 pages, illustrations and map.
  • NEW ZEALAND, Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1944.  42 page pgs, Maps, coinage, Illust’s.
  • NEW GUINEA, A Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943.  80 pgs, Maps, Illust’s, ink notations.
  • NORTH AFRICA, Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943. 43 pages, Illustrations & map.
  • NORTH AFRICA, LANGUAGE GUIDE TO, War & Navy Dept’s, GPO, 1943.  113 pages, Illust’s & ID’d to a capt.
  • NORTH AFRICAN ARABIC, LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 25, 1943, GPO, TM 30-321.  53 pages, illustrations.
  • NORTHERN IRELAND, Pocket Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943. 37pges, Photo Illust’s & Map.
  • NORWAY, THE CITIES OF – Pocket Guide To, War Department, GPO, 1946. 58 pages, Maps
  • NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE GUIDE, Nov. 27, 1943, War Dept. GPO, TM 30-310.  95 pages, illustrations.
  • PERSIAN PHRASE BOOK, Restricted, Mar. 1, 1944, GPO, TM 30- 626. 155 pages.
  • PHILIPPINES, a pocket guide to the, DOD, Pam 20-186. 1953.  76 pages, photo illustrations and map. Included out of sheer frustration over not being able to acquire a war dated one.
  • PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 19, 1943, War Dept. GPO, TM 30-301.  71 pages, illustrations.
  • PORTUGUESE PHRASE BOOK, Restricted. Dec. 16,  1943,  GPO, TM 30-601. 132 pages, Int. road signs.
  • RUSSIAN LANGUAGE GUIDE,  June 23, 1943, War Dept., GPO, TM 30-344. 73 pages, illustrations.
  • RUSSIAN PHRASE BOOK, Restricted.  Dec. 4, 1943, War Dept. GPO, TM 30-644. 127 pages, Int. road signs.
  • SERBO-CROATIAN LANGUAGE GUIDE, NOV, 12, 1943, War Dept. GPO, TM 30-346. 87 pages, illustrations.
  • SERBO-CROATIAN PHRASE BOOK, Restricted. Dec. 3, 1943, War Dept. GPO, TM 30-646. 223 pgs, possible soldier Identification from later card signed.
  • SPANISH LANGUAGE GUIDE, June 19, 1943, War Dept.  GPO, TM 30-300. 71 pages, Illustrations.
  • SWEDISH LANGUAGE GUIDE, Dec. 3, 1943, War Dept. GPO, TM 30-312.  87 pages, illustrations.
  • SWEDISH PHRASE BOOK, Restricted. Dec. 29, 1943, GPO, TM 30-612. 127 pages.
  • SYRIA, A Short Guide To, War & Navy Departments, GPO, 1943. 63 pages, illustrations & map.
  • THAI (SIAMESE) LANGUAGE GUIDE, Feb, 17, 1944, GPO, TM 30-331.  83 pages, illustrations.
  • TURKISH LANGUAGE GUIDE, Sept. 27, 1943, War Dept. GPO, TM 30-318. 79 pages, illustrations.

With the Government Printing Office books, maps are general very broad in scope, other than more detail with the “Cities” maps. They are usually in two color, and confined to one page, but there are a few that are placed in the centerfold section,  Illustrations are cartoonish in nature, some in two color, or black and white.  There is a theme with most of the GPO books, that use the same images of food, and other items that would be common to all guide books.

To be frank, many of these are fairly common, found in veteran’s lots, at shows, the internet, etc.  There are a some here that are much scarcer, and since this is not a complete collection, and putting effort to look, there are books that have eluded me for over 20 years.

The average cost on these approximately $21.00 dollars.  If you began your own collection today, you would have to consider the cost of shipping charges from internet sales, admission to military and other shows, gas in traveling to those places that you might hope to obtain more of these.  This collection offers a fabulous start, with more out there to further complete the guides and phrase books.

 

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Weight 7.5 lbs