National Geographic 1937

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National Geographic 1937

Postby J. Duncan » 25 Mar 2017 22:57

Interesting photos of Nazi Germany published in National Geographic of February 1937 titled "Changing Berlin". ... 831100242/

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Re: National Geographic 1937

Postby BarKokhba » 26 Mar 2017 07:01

I recall reading some archival National Geo and Readers Digest mags from the 1930's that had articles about Nazi Germany and Hitler that were extremely favorable about the culture and economy there. No mention about the oppression or repression going on. Both mags then were self-defined 'bulwarks' against Communism and Soviet Russia at the cost of any objectivity regarding fascism.

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Re: National Geographic 1937

Postby Hessler86 » 26 Mar 2017 16:04

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing!
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Re: National Geographic 1937

Postby Sheldrake » 26 Mar 2017 16:39

Thanks. These are really good.

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Re: National Geographic 1937

Postby Instierr » 18 Apr 2017 23:50

These photos marked the memory of Germans during Hitler's Regime. This tells a lot of stories that they will share for their grandchildren.

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Re: National Geographic 1937

Postby Br. James » 23 Jun 2017 16:01

Thanks for sharing these photos. I have an original copy of the National Geographic Magazine for February, 1937 and that issue features two articles on Nazi Germany: "Changing Berlin" and "Life and Luster of Berlin," both illustrated with fine color and b/w photographs. Text is descriptive of a visitor's view of Berlin.

The following month -- March 1937 -- National Geographic featured two articles on Fascist Italy: "Imperial Rome Reborn" and "Caesar's City Today," also illustrated with fine color and b/w photographs, and the text is also descriptive of a visitor's view of Rome. These magazines have been in my collection for at least three decades.

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The Nazi Who Infiltrated National Geographic

Postby Max » 07 Nov 2017 09:24

At around 10 o’clock on an April night in 1941, a strange radio program began broadcasting from Germany. American listeners tuning in to a shortwave station heard the melody of “Yankee Doodle” and the clopping of horse hooves, followed by a man speaking. “Tonight I, an American observer, come galloping on the radio,” the first broadcast began.

Every night but Saturdays after that, a man calling himself Paul Revere would address the nation in a vitriolic rant of pro-Nazi—and anti-British and anti-Roosevelt—propaganda.

About a month after the show launched, on the night of May 26, 1941, the host announced that it was his 52nd birthday. He was now, he said, “the exact age of Adolf Hitler, the most successful man in the world.” Then he introduced himself as Douglas Chandler, a contributor to National Geographic magazine. ... aphic.aspx
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