"Signal" Magazine in English

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"Signal" Magazine in English

Post by Roger Tidy » 04 Jun 2011 19:01

Does anyone know of a library or archive in the UK where the English-language edition of the German wartime magazine "Signal" is available?

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by J. Duncan » 04 Jun 2011 22:25

There is a book (published in 1978) titled "Signal: The Years of Triumph, Hitler's Wartime Picture Magazine" edited by S. L. Mayer which had good photos and excerpts of many articles from Signal translated into English. You may want to start with this book since it's relatively inexpensive used. Actually, there are several books in this series "Best of Signal", "Years of Triumph", and "Years of Retreat". The first being published in 1976. See http://www.abebooks.com

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by OpanaPointer » 05 Jun 2011 00:08

I've seen the first two, very interesting. I never knew it was so great to be occupied! (These were published on the Channel Islands, IIRC.)
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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by bytwerk » 08 Jun 2011 14:03

I have some material translated here:

http://bytwerk.com/gpa/signal.htm

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by ramon » 13 Jun 2011 22:34

The Center for Research Libraries in Chicago had several bound volumes of Signal in English. I paid for them to filmed on microfilm. In exchange for paying for the filming they sent me the volumes themselves where they've been ever since. This was in the early 70's when I attended UCLA.

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by OpanaPointer » 14 Jun 2011 03:04

ramon wrote:The Center for Research Libraries in Chicago had several bound volumes of Signal in English. I paid for them to filmed on microfilm. In exchange for paying for the filming they sent me the volumes themselves where they've been ever since. This was in the early 70's when I attended UCLA.

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Have you ever considered PDFing them? Like this: http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/TWI/
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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by jerseydamien » 15 Jul 2011 17:21

Hi,
Just to clear up a point made earlier in this thread. Signal magazines were not printed here in the Channel Islands/Kanalinseln. They were originally printed in Germany for the American market before the USA joined in the war as there were some pro nazi areas in the states. When the Germans captured the Channel Islands they obviously wanted to "spread the word" and so the magazine was printed in Paris and sent on to the Islands. After the fall of Paris they were obviously supplied or printed for the Islands. Consequently we are able to find them in English over here and I have nearly a full set in my archive.
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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by markc » 31 Mar 2013 18:46

ramon wrote:The Center for Research Libraries in Chicago had several bound volumes of Signal in English. I paid for them to filmed on microfilm. In exchange for paying for the filming they sent me the volumes themselves where they've been ever since. This was in the early 70's when I attended UCLA.

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Hi Ramon,
in the bound volumes are there any complete years ? eg 1941 1-24 ??
are there any 1944 numbers in the volumes ?
thanks
mark

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by OpanaPointer » 31 Mar 2013 23:01

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by Foggy151 » 10 Aug 2020 17:55

If anyone is out there I have 51 copies of signal magazine in English. And 2 full bound volumes in English for 41/42

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by CraigM » 20 Aug 2020 14:33

Foggy151 wrote:
10 Aug 2020 17:55
If anyone is out there I have 51 copies of signal magazine in English. And 2 full bound volumes in English for 41/42
Do any of those editions have any info on the tunnels in the Obersalzberg? Or indeed any info at all on the Obersalzberg, such as buildings, etc?

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by Max » 01 May 2021 15:45

Greetings from the Wide Brown.

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by Tucobenedito » 08 May 2021 20:15

There is also an English version by SL Mayer that accompanies The Years of Triumph mentioned above, The Years of Retreat 1943-44. It is a compilation of various stories and photographs from Signal. Stories about allied geo-political goals such as dominating post war air travel. There is also a story about the "two England's" . One is composed of people who pronounce the letter H, Such as " I am going home to my house". The other Englanders don't pronounce the letter H, such as, "I am going ome to my ouse". What the point of that story was I do not know.
Apparently the migrant workers are all happy and having (appy and aving?)a great time. There is also a feature on Whermacht units from various Soviet Republics.
It was an interesting read that's for sure. I got it in a second hand bookshop for £3.

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Re: "Signal" Magazine in English

Post by Linkagain » 08 May 2021 20:47

Year ago You could buy books made up of Signal magaizne...typical was the fact of mixture of truth and ptopaganda
Example..a two page color spread of a ME-109 chasing a Hurricane...[both flown by German Pilots].. a color picture of a Me 110 flying over the Cliffs of Dover {In signal[?] and yess there was a atricle photographs of a P-38 pilot shot down in North Africa..and meeting the german pilot who shot hims down ! {German pilot wasnt named but it was Tony Hafner (KIA} Years later Life Magazine tracked down the US Pilot who at that time {1960] was a career officer USAF>....

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