History Writ in Steel, is based on almost five years of data collection and historical research of the German police during the first third of the last century. The markings they used to identify their property have long been a source of confusion for collectors of German weapons and other memorabilia from that era. Using period documents and a database of over 2,300 observed markings representing over 300 police and law enforcement agencies, the author was able to identify about 85% of these units with confidence levels ranging from probable to certain. This book will be very useful to collectors, buyers and sellers of German police artifacts (handguns, rifles, edged weapons, holsters, etc.) and those interested in the history of the police during this turbulent era in Germany. 384pp.