Berlin: Hans Riegler Verlag für Vaterländische Literatur, 1936. First edition. Softcover. Small Folio. Unpaginated, 100pp., plus 7 maps, two of them folding, incl. inside back flap. Original photo-illustrated wraps with black lettering on cover, protected by modern mylar. Two color diagrams on inside front cover, map and diagrams on folding inside back cover.
"The possession of colonial territories with natural resources if indispensable for an industrialized nation / Für einen Industriestaat ist der Besitz kolonialer Rohstoffgebiete unerlässlich." (Dr. Hjalmar Schacht at a rally of the Agency for Economy in the NSDAP, during the Leipzig Exposition on March 4, 1936). A publication aiming to illustrate the situation of the German people as a consequence of the peace treaty of Versailles, in particular in view of the seizure of the German colonies. Profusely illustrated with sepia-toned photographs and photomontages, diagrams and maps featuring German colonies in East Africa, South-West Africa, Cameroon, Togo, New Guinea and South Sea, and Samoa, highlighting the efforts to improve infrastructure as well as the industrial activities and subsequent benefits. The maps at rear demonstrate the loss of territory of the German homeland and colonies due to the Treaty of Versailles.
Text in German. Wraps with some wear along edges, small chips along edges and light fraying at head and tail of spine, rubbed. Quarter inch closed tears at staples on title page. Block browned. Binding in overall good-, interior in good condition. g- to g. Item #45439