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This special Nazi Luftwaffe issue of Illustrirte Zeitung is
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Die deutsche Luftwaffe
Waffenabzeichen der Luftwaffe
Hermann Göring emerald encrusted Vierjahresplan sword
The Leipziger Illustrirte ( also written Jillustrirte) Zeitung or just Illustrirte Zeitung was published weekly 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 typically ran 32 pages (but this special Luftwaffe edition has 136 pages) and carried multi-page heavily photographic features that other magazines could not match.
Goering sword
Luftwaffe personnel
Luftwaffe airplanes
Nazi airplanes
The 20 March 1941 issue of the Illustrirte Zeitung we offer here is particularly rare in that it is entirely devoted to the amazing Deutsche Luftwaffe or German Air Force as reconstituted as a part of the Wehrmacht in 1936 by Chancellor Adolf Hitler. It contains 136 big, 11 x 15 inch pages of editorial and advertising content, many of which are in full-color.
The introduction is by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring and separate articles feature all elements of the Nazi Air Force. There is a picture of a rare Hermann Göring emerald encrusted Vierjahresplan sword above the introduction (shown above) while other articles concentrate on The Power of the German Luftwaffe by Generalfeldmarschall Milch, The Importance of the Luftwaffe in Modern War by Generalfeldmarschall Kesselring, Paratroopers Fall from Heaven, Airmen with Black Collar Tabs, Luftnachrichtentruppe, Badges of the Luftwaffe by Heinrich Doehle, Stukas Battling Tanks, Bombing the West India Docks, the Reichsmarschall in the West, Reconnaissance over England, etc., etc.
Generalfeldmarschall Milch
These articles feature a full-color as well as black and white photographs. The full-scale full-color photograph of the Badges of the Luftwaffe (Waffenabzeichen der Luftwaffe) is a standout!
Gebirgsjaeger fallen vom Himmel
Generalfeldmarschall Kesselring
The advertising content is superb - actually beyond description, featuring ads by all the most famous German military contractors from Ford, Messerschmitt, Reichswerke Hermann Göring AG, Henschel, Focke-Wulf, Henkel, Fieseler, Loewe, Zeiss, Arado, IG Farben Industrie, Dornier, Hirth, Siebel, Mauser, Leica, Blohm & Voss, Hensholdt, Robot Camera, Autoflug parachutes, Oigee, Heinkel, etc.
Third Reich advertising
The spine of the huge book-like magazine has been scotch taped. All in all we would rate this issue as being complete and in very nice general condition.
Other editions of of Illustrirte Zeitung for sale on
the November 1936 Special Wehrmacht Edition, the March 1938 Special Rhineland Edition and the special  December 1944 Europa edition.


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