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Print handwriting in the Soldbuch

Last updated on June 11, 2021

Most everyday handwriting in WWII Germany was cursive script. Handwritten block letters were also used, though less often. Here are some examples of print handwriting used in the Soldbuch, the paybook and identity document each German soldier carried. You will notice that most of these script styles are different from modern print handwriting. For making reproduction WWII German paperwork, it is worthwhile to learn a period type print style.

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