In addition, this soldier's book had questions to be filled out at the soldier's leisure that included: "What kind of weapon would you like to use" and "Information about your horse". There was also enough space to use the additional pages as a diary. This soldier used the pages as a diary as well as a photo album. The photos show his time in the service from when he joined the Wehrmacht in 1941 through his time on the Eastern Front, where he was killed in 1944.
This is a priceless piece of history. In addition, it is part of my favorite kind, it tells the story of an individual person who participated, instead of the normal history that we are taught in history classes. It makes it more personal. With an artifact like this, you realize that most soldiers that fought during the war were just normal people. To read their thoughts and see what they experienced through their personal pictures is a pretty memorable experience.