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A unique pistol with a notorious history. If only guns could talk…
But this Walther PP can talk—and it has an amazing story to tell. Manufactured in 1938 as the Nazis were rising to power in Germany, it was ornately engraved to be given as a ceremonial gift. The presenter was infamous Fritz Sauckel, Minister of Labor, later convicted at Nuremberg for crimes against humanity. The occasion was a Nazi festival highlighted by Hitler’s speech denouncing Winston Churchill. But the recipient of the presentation PP is a mystery…
One of the few Fritz Sauckel engraved presentation Walthers to have survived the war, this elegant firearm was custom inscribed with the donor’s name and the recipient’s initials. Follow the author’s fascinating journey as he uses logic and educated assumptions in his quest to identify the recipient. His conclusion: this firearm was a bribe to ensure a future favor—a favor that led to hundreds of thousands of deaths.
Military memorabilia collectors and World War II history buffs alike will enjoy the remarkable story behind this historic firearm. Pick up your copy of Deadly Bribe today!