Signal (magazine)

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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 for audiences in neutral, allied, and occupied countries.


Signal was famous for its print quality and its color photographs, rare at the time, and several unique photos of World War II, still used in historical context today.

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 1940 and was printed 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.


  • 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

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