Signal

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Werner Mölders on the Signal magazine.

Signal was a magazine published every two weeks by the Wehrmacht during the Second World War, and it was the main organ of propaganda and dissemination of the achievements of National Socialism and the Third Reich outside of Germany, especially in the neutral countries and allies od the axis. It was famous for its print quality and its color photographs, rare at the time, and several photos of World War II that are currently known have been copied from the magazine Signal.

The choice of title was because the word Signal is written on the same way in English, German and French and arises from fairly similar in many other languages ​​(Signalet in Danish, Señal in Spanish, Signaal in Flemish, Signaali in Finnish, etc...) and all have the same meaning.

It began publication in March since 1940 and remained until March 1945, initially in four languages ​​(German, Italian, French and English) reaching up to 25 languages, including a Russian edition, since September 1942, and one in Portuguese, since June 1941. The magazine consisted of a part common to all versions, translated from German, and a section devoted exclusively to the countries where the magazine would be distrubuited.

Reprints

  • Best of Signal: Hitler's Wartime Picture Magazine, S.L. Mayer editor
  • Signal, Years of Triumph, 1940-42: Hitler's Wartime Picture Magazine, S.L. Mayer editor
  • Signal Years of Retreat, 1943-44: Hitler's Wartime Picture Magazine, S.L. Mayer editor