"Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia" subtitled "A Collector's Guide".
"Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia" subtitled "A Collector's Guide". Ralph Pickard, c. 2007, English language text, 248 pages, fully illustrated in color. 11" x 8.5" format. Hardcover with dust jacket.
Complete, unique and highly focused guide to medals and documents issued to DDR's notorious internal secret police force. While the emphasis is on medals and documents, the book also covers interesting peripherals such as identity booklets, table medals and pins associated with the Stasi. Does not cover electronics or other equipment.
Highly detailed text includes both historical and collector data. Crisp clear color photography throughout. Provides useful time charts, identification data and measurements to aid the collector. Author works for a US Government intelligence agency and his methodical, fact-finding approach is evident in this work.