Depicting the knives of World War II diplayed against a background of wartime accouterments and memorabilia. The book is for collectors and focuses on the knives and their history, but has broader interest because of the quality photos and fascinating backgrounds. More than 425 knives are displayed. Included are those knives provided by the military as standard issue and knives with very limited issue like those provided to the Marine Raiders, the First Special Service Force or the OSS. Also depicted are knives issued by the Allies as well as those privately purchased by servicemen and those handmade by GI's in their spare time. This book is a great reference for collectors. 250pp.