Military chess set - The Second world war edition featuring Hitler and Roosevelt
- Presented on a beautiful Spanish board.
- The piece are Made in Italy.
- Exquisitely ornate.
- Painstakingly hand painted.
- 3.25 inch king.
Easily recognised with his trademark moustache and haunted look, the infamous Hitler is flanked by incredibly detailed, high ranking officers either side. They in turn command the smartly uniformed pawns who are presenting to arms.
The rooks and knights are the dramatic pieces in this set with a spectacular tank representing the knight and the rook, a superbly detailed building. Despite it bearing the Swiss flag, we believe this to be the Reichstag Building in Berlin.
US President from 1933 until 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt heads this American force. His right hand man is potentially the high ranking Sergeant Major of the Army, a rank bestowed on one man only. The bishop stands proud as a sergeant major overseeing ranks of the smartly dressed pawns. Again the rooks and knights are the eye-catching pieces with The White House bearing the US Flag and a tank in action.
We have matched these historical pieces with a beautiful 15.75 inch walnut and maple board to produce this enviable chess set however The Hitler vs Roosevelt Second World War Chess Men are also available without the board. Either way they make a superb gift for any WWII or chess enthusiast.
A combat veteran who rarely smiled in public or private, Adolf Hitler disliked democracy and felt wronged by his country’s failure in World War I. Wanting to make amends for this failure, he imposed his will and law on both the Germans and the Russians. He also wanted to be highly regarded in history, however after his defeat, on which he blamed the lack of the will of his countrymen, he took his own life and had his body destroyed to save himself from hostile crowds
As World War II loomed, President Roosevelt provided substantial support to both the UK against the aggressive Nazi Germans and to China against threats from Japan. Despite his efforts to stay officially neutral, following the tragedy at Pearl Harbour, the US declared war not only on Japan but also Hitler a few days later.
In spite of his disability from polio, his war efforts were not just his masterful military strategies. As people moved into wartime factory jobs and into military service, unemployment decreased developing a stable and significant improvement in the economy. Unfortunately, with his health declining during the war years, Roosevelt sadly passed away 3 months into his 4th term and the world mourned. He is ranked in the top three of American Presidents along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
Please note that as these pieces are hand painted, there may be some inconsistencies in the level of detail and colour and therefore your pieces may be very slightly different from the images shown. Any inconsistencies however are minimal.
The chess board in this set has been expertly crafted by Rechapados Ferrer in Spain using precision laser cutting techniques and stunning wooden veneers combined with expert lacquering and finishing. The underside of the board is finished in a satin veneer that is a different colour from the playing surface of the board. The veneers used for the underside may vary in colour from batch to batch.