The inside front cover sums up what it's about best:
"The National Defense Program isn't all tanks, airplanes, and battleships. It's people, too- you and I and 130,000,000 others. North, South, East, and West women are taking up behind- the- scene tasks of an Unlimited National Emergency. You too, can play a leading role in the greatest defense program of all history by anticipating the needs of our boys in training.
Whether he is in the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force, he will appreciate the warmth and comfort of sweater and woolen accessories knitted especially for him. With that in mind we have included in this book garments specifically designed for men of action and patterned after regulation specifications."
This book is full of really great knitting patterns, which I've added to my etsy shop as a PDF.
But mostly, this book has 1940's military eye candy:
|Crew Neck Pullover|
|Round or Turtle Neck pullover|
|Sleeveless V-Neck Pullover|
|Plain gloves, Scarf, and Neck Protector|
If you'd like to know more about the knitting for defense, or knitting for Victory movements, there's a great article here.