About Bender Publishing...


    Before the guns of World War II had grown cold, thousands of Allied veterans were bringing home souvenirs from the Third Reich.

    These men had fought to liberate the free world from oppression and wanted something to show for it. What they discovered was a dazzling array of regalia and militaria, executed with incredible design and quality by German craftsmen. As demand for these artifacts increased, reproductions appeared to satisfy this growing demand.

    Before 1967, there were no definitive texts describing Third Reich militaria as a collectible. Some booklets existed which superficially described awards, uniforms and side-arms, but did not give the collector much useful information to help navigate the increasingly precarious collecting waters.

    Bender Publishing sprung up from this need in 1967.  While recognizing the evil which Adolf Hitler's Third Reich represented, Roger Bender started writing and publishing books with the militaria collector always in mind. With two 20th Century history degrees, and over forty years of publishing experience, Bender-Publishing has created the largest knowledge base available to militaria collectors across the globe and garnered some prestigious awards along the way.

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