Next up is the 14. September 1940 issue of Krafthand, priced at 2.80 Reichsmarks. Nice shot of a Dornier Do 18, which, according to the text, is about to be catapulted off to combat British pirates The Do 18 had the dubious honour of being the first Luftwaffe aircraft shot down in WWII, by a Blackburn Skua.
Next up is my issue of Berliner Bär (Berliner Bear), I can't find a date anywhere, but there are references to April several times, and there is a review of Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will, so I'm guessing it's 1935. Priced at 15 pfennig and published, oddly enough, in Berlin Cover features a nice shot of a Zeppelin.
Very nice collection. There must have been quite a few of these periodicals published throughout the Reich.
Up to the time that Hitler came to power, Germany had the most vibrant newspaper industry in the world. It also had, behind the USA, the worlds next largest film, radio and tv industry. The figures are astounding. When Hitler came to power in 1933, Germany had a well-developed communications infrastructure. Over 4,700 daily and weekly newspapers were published annually in Germany, more newspapers than in any other industrialized nation, with a total circulation of 25 million. Although Berlin was the press capital, small town presses dominated newspaper circulation (81% of all German newspapers were locally-owned). Eight papers published in larger cities, however, had established international reputations. Germany's movie industry ranked among the world's largest, its films had won international acclaim, and it had pioneered in the development of both radio and television. I shall post some more photos soon.
Nice collection of papers Troy, I really should pick some up for my collection.
Thanks for showing them,