VOLUMES 1 – 5 with 12 Parts to Each (Complete but for No. 2 in Vol. V). Verlag Offene Worte, Berlin, October 1924 – September 1929. 576 pp., to each Vol., (continuing throughout each No.,) numerous photo-ills., ills., maps & plans + some plates + fldg., maps tipped-in loosely. P.c., to each no., all loosely enclosed as volumes in 5 maroon leather-cloth boards ; gilt title & armorial to front ; tied at the fore-edge with a ribbon ; 23 x 15cm. No. 2 in Vol. 5 is lacking o/w complete ; the ribbon tie is broken on Vol. II and repaired on Vol. IV ; some chipping & splitting to some covers in Vol. 1 with front corner repair to No. 6 whilst Nos., 1 (almost) & 12 are detached from their covers but almost all others are V.G. The scarce first five volumes, in German as published, (complete but for No. 2 of Volume 5), of the famous War in Words and Pictures – Journal of the German Wehrmacht (the United Armed Forces of Germany). There are 12 Parts to each Volume and Volumes 1 to 5 run from October 1924 to September 1929. Some of the subject matter is older history but much of it concerns the Great War, or contemporary 1920s. Each front cover features a former military, aviation or naval figure who is given a biography at the start of the issue. There then follow other articles concerning the three forces that will be of particular interest to historians and collectors of the First World War and immediate post-war period. Illustrated with numerous photographs, illustrations, maps and plans plus some plates and folding maps tipped-in. 59 Parts, Volumes 1 – 5. Some SCARCE issues included.