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Important Book about Lt Colonel Jim Atwood, who is considered the "Father of German Military Relics Collectors"
Title is: Jim Atwood: Army Officer, charmer, Entrepreneur, Collector, Risk Taker Rogue & Con Artist by Kenneth Alford, 330 pages, well illustrated and the story of Jim Atwood who wrote the first book on German WW 2 Daggers in 1965 which really started the Interest in German Daggers and other Military relics. Atwood was a major seller of Daggers and Militaria, and was world famous in this realm. He was a US Army Intelligence officer in Berlin when the Wall was built and a Combat Korean war Infantry Officer. He was the first US collector dealer in East Germany and bought out the East German "Hollywood" The DEFA in Potsdam.
George Petersen helped to supply much information on Atwood for this book as he was dealing with him on Military items in 1965 when stationed at Ft Myer Virginia with the US Army's Honor Guard the 3rd Infantry Regiment. After service in Vietnam Dec 65-Dec 66 Petersen was again stationed in the Washington DC area and after getting out of the Army in July 1967 then worked with Atwood in his Military business until Atwood moved in 1968 to Georgia. Again in 1990 Petersen then worked with Atwood doing the buying of the East German Hollywood stock of Historical German Uniforms and related items.
This book will tell you the story of the early days of collecting WW 2 German Militaria and a lot about the early career of Petersen which is part of why he is one of the most experienced collector dealers in the world . To order this book go on Amazon and type in Jim Atwood, for about $ 20 plus you will get a really good story and also know the history of Petersen who owns NCHS Inc.