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United States Marine Corps Collection

Identifier: CSWS-0046

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of two items dating from WWII: a weekly digest and a Germany Handbook.

The digest, entitled Civil Affairs in Occupied and Liberated Territory, is dated 27 May 1948, and was prepared by the Analysis Branch for the Public Information Division of the Army. Its subject index is organized by region, and the digest provides updates on the military goings-on of each region throughout WWII.

The Germany Basic Handbook, published in 1944, contains approximately 600 pages of information on Germany's central government and economic administration around WWII and is labeled secret. It was published by the British ministry of Economic Warfare and includes several folded maps in the back.


  • 1944, 1948 May 27

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This collection contains material from World War II: A Germany Basic Handbook and a weekly digest of civil affairs in occupied territories.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Germany Basic Handbook is one in a series of basic handbooks related to enemy or occupied countries during WWII. This series of books discusses the administrative systems, political organization, economic features, and national characteristics, along with historical information about each of the designated countries. Supplementary zone handbooks were also published in order to give more specific information on smaller areas within a given country. The handbooks were meant to be used only within a specific time period and were marked confidential.

The Weekly Digest of Press Opinion is a compilation of articles written regarding civil affairs of occupied countries. It was written for reference information dealing with the significant military events that took place during and after WWII.


This collection consists of two boxes.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as MS.3293. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.3.0012 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

This item was donated to Special Collections by the Center for the Study of War and Society. This collection was originally part of MS.3293.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA