Hitler's war World War II as portrayed by Signal, the international Nazi propaganda magazine

Jeremy Harwood, 1947-

Book - 2014

"Experience World War II as portrayed by Nazi propaganda magazine Signal-- and contrast it with what really happened between 1939 and 1945. At its peak, Signal had a circulation of around 2.5 million and was published in more than 20 languages across occupied Europe. Its astounding photography and propaganda articles continue to make fascinating reading today. This book puts the Signal story into its factual context, showing how Signal played a significant part in stiffening Nazi resistance as the war progressed."--Page 4 of cover.

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Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press 2014.
Main Author
Jeremy Harwood, 1947- (author)
Physical Description
224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.
  • Genesis
  • Blitzkrieg
  • From Poland to Norway
  • Onslaught in the West
  • Dunkirk
  • The lull before the storm
  • The Battle of Britain
  • From blitzkrieg to Barbarossa
  • War in the Balkans
  • The Axis in North Africa
  • Operation Barbarossa
  • Fortress Europe
  • At war with America
  • Drive to the Caucasus
  • Battle for Stalingrad
  • Kursk and after
  • Bombing the Reich
  • Twilight of the gods
  • From Normandy to Berlin.
Review by Library Journal Review

Modeled after Picture Post in Britain and Life and National Geographic in the United States, Signal magazine was Nazi -Germany's most successful wartime propaganda publication; its peak circulation reached 2.5 million copies per issue. This chronicle of the magazine's life span, which mirrors that of the Third Reich (April 1940-March 1945), -offers a fascinatingly rich and detailed German civilian-centric account and viewpoint of the war, world, and culture. In both full pages and snippets clipped from the publication, every front of the spectacle of war and the German perspective is examined and framed chronologically-the battles and conquests, articles, ads, graphics, human-interest stories, and entertainment/society coverage-with that selective intonation and controlled word choice we've become fascinated with in propaganda and that no doubt propels its enduring intrigue. Owing dually to the effective production value of the publication and Harwood's (The Secret History of Freemasonry) deft presentation of the material, though the story is understood (and it's impossible not to measure the text retrospectively, knowingly aware of the gravity and sensational delusion), this book feels immediate and intimate. -VERDICT Carrying an organic empirical quality rarely facilitated by a historical text, this rich and fascinating study is for World War II enthusiasts, historians, socioculturalists, and journalists.--Benjamin -Malczewski, -Toledo-Lucas Cty. P.L. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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