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Wehrmacht maneuvers 1937
Hitler, Mussolini, Count Galeazzo Ciano in Munich
Hitler fans with swastika flags
Prinz August Wilhelm Auwi in Athens

Illustrirte Zeitung 7 October 1937
(nr. 4830)

This 32-page magazine has Wehrmacht soldiers on the cover. The content focusses heavily on the 1937 Wehrmacht maneuvers: Nazi motorcycle, tank and radio troops in action in different parts of Nazi Germany, Benito Mussolini visiting the troops as a guest of Adolf Hitler, British Field Marshal Sir Cyril John Deverell being shown around by Generaloberst Freiherr von Fritsch and the impressive Wehrmacht parade in Reichshauptstadt Berlin. There is also a photo article by TeNo Deputy Chef Erich Hampe about air raid protection exercises over Berlin, Japanese settlers in Mandschukuo as well as photographs of Il Duce's visit to Munich.

The striking cover design is by well-known German artist Rudolf Lipus who also produced many sketches of the Wehrmacht maneuvers especially for this issue of the Illustrirte Zeitung.

Illustrirte Zeitung 21 October 1937
(nr. 4832)

Famous Nazi illustrator Ax-Heu (Werner von Axster-Heudtlass) designed the cover of this 46-page issue which features articles about the Turkish Armed Forces, new transportation possibilities to the Far East, the picturesque German tourist destination Dinkelsbühl on the Romantic Road, artistic weaving, the NSV, the Dresden State Opera, the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD or Nazi State Labor Service). The Foreign Politics section contains a rare photo of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor accompanied by Dr. Robert Ley while visiting Berlin (shown above).
Each 1937 issue of Illustrirte Zeitung has a short story, reviews of new books, a crossword puzzle and advertising by Nivea, the NSV, Steinweg pianos, WHW, Exakta, Warner, Singer sewing machines, Miele, Indanthren, Askania, Heinkel, Dresdner Bank, Dornier Do17, Gold Pfeil, Carl Zeiss Jena, Leica, Hanomag, Hensoldt Dialyt, NSU, health resorts, newspapers, etc., etc.

All three 79 year old issues (108 pages total) are in very fine condition. Nothing has been torn out, no writing or doodling, no odor.

NSU motorcycle advertising 1937
Illustrirte Zeitung leipzig 1937
Wallis Simpson, Duke of Windosn, Dr. Ley
The Leipziger Illustrirte (also written Jillustrirte) Zeitung or just Illustrirte Zeitung was published weekly by Verlag J. J. Weber in Leipzig, Germany for a very long time before there ever was a Nazi. It prided itself on its liberal use of big photographs and art, and considered itself "Germany's Illustrated Magazine with the International View." It was the semi-official record of what went on in the Foreign Service and at the highest echelon of German government. The big 11 x 15 inch magazine carried multi-page heavily photographic features that other magazines could not match.
Hitler speech Berlin

On this USMBOOKS web page we offer a lot of THREE original examples of the Illustrirte Zeitung dated 30 September 1937, 7 October 1937 and 21 October 1937.

1937 Honor Prize Berlin

Illustrirte Zeitung 30 September 1937
(nr. 4829)

This 30-page magazine with a cover design by artists Plamper has a large article about the 1937 German harvest and agriculture, as well as farmers in different areas of Nazi Germany, vineyards, a commemoration of the 90th birthday of President Paul von Hindenburg, San Francisco - the City of the 1939 World Expo, the South Sea, the new Junkers Ju90 airplane, photos of foreign dignitaries visiting Germany and theater news.
NSKK helmet
UNITAS - world's largest whaling ship
Ju90 Junkers of Dessau
1937 International Airplane Exhibition Milan; 1937 International Autobomil Salon Paris
Nazi Honor Temples Munich
1937 Heinkel advertising
Mussolini, Hitler, Reichskriegsminister von Blomberg
1937 Wehrmacht maneuvers with Mussolini
British Field Marshal Sir Cyril John Deverell

Have a look at the March 1938 special Rheinland issue of Illustrirte Zeitung, also for sale on

This lot of three 1937 issues of Illustrirte Zeitung is offered for sale
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Hoerster Blanke Waffen Solingen
Benito Mussolini in Munich 1937



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