Madrid: Printed by Blass, S. A., [ca.1941]. First edition. Softcover. Large Quarto (11 3/4 x 8 1/8"). 8pp. Original photo-illustrated red wraps with white lettering on cover. Protected by modern mylar. Lavish advertisement featuring German newspapers and their comprehensive and efficient way of reporting world news in "The Heart of Europe." This peice of ephemera, is Francoist Spanish propaganda in support of the German War effort and the international press of the Third Reich, in the midst of Second World War.
Translated from the Spanish text: 'Sensational news and impressive stories are supplied by German newspapers, written by the same people who have lived through the events. Far from their editorial offices, German journalists hunt for news and try to capture the pulsating news of the world. With an acute mind, they listen to the heartbeat of our time, providing a living image of the events in sports, everyday life, politics and cultural life.... German newspapers are distributed by plane, by rail, to some 25 million readers at home and abroad. The technical apparatus of the German newspapers works with marvelous precision and rapidity.... Varied as life itself is the German daily press. Whoever wishes to receive accurate and reliable information turns to the German newspapers that are published in the heart of Europe. They reflect the events of our time and the contours of the future are outlined in their pages."
This promotional pamphlet is illustrated with b/w photographs of events covered by the news, including depictions of Hitler and Franco taking a salute, the production process at the newspapers, an array of German newspaper issues, including right wing papers like the Völkische Beobachter" and "Der Angriff," and an illustration showing a map of Europe with graphic design of Germany at the center, signed Seeland in plate.
This promotional brochure was printed to entice the Spanish public to subscribe to German newspapers: 'Please indicate on the attached card which German newspapers you like the most. We will send you a free copy by return mail," printed to inside back cover. Text in Spanish. Return postcard missing. Minor wear along edges. Protected in modern mylar. Very good condition. Item #50128