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Paris edition, March 24, 1945

Paris edition, March 24, 1945 ()

Paris edition, March 24, 1945

Paris edition, March 24, 1945 ()

Mediterranean-Marseille edition, Dec. 23, 1944

Mediterranean-Marseille edition, Dec. 23, 1944 ()

Mediterranean-Algiers edition, May 5, 1945

Mediterranean-Algiers edition, May 5, 1945 ()

Southern France edition (printed in Nice, France), April 27, 1945

Southern France edition (printed in Nice, France), April 27, 1945 ()

Nancy (France) edition, April 13, 1945

Nancy (France) edition, April 13, 1945 ()

Germany edition, May 2, 1945

Germany edition, May 2, 1945 ()

Mediterranean-Naples edition, May 8, 1945

Mediterranean-Naples edition, May 8, 1945 ()

London edition, May 8, 1945

London edition, May 8, 1945 ()

Paris edition, May 8, 1945

Paris edition, May 8, 1945 ()

Paris edition, May 8, 1945

Paris edition, May 8, 1945 ()

The Stars and Stripes published over 30 editions during the course of WWII, advancing with the Allied forces, establishing new editions and shutting down earlier ones as the front lines progressed.

The first was the London edition, rolling off the press April 18th, 1942. Various editions in the Mediterranean Theater of Operation followed as Allied forces battled their way through Africa and Italy. As the Allied advanced further into mainland Europe, so did Stars and Stripes with editions in France, Belgium and ultimately Germany.

What follows are some notable front pages of some of these editions, published in the last months of the war. For complete issues of 19 of Stars and Stripes’ 30+ WWII editions, as well as all European and Pacific editions from 1948 - 1999 please subscribe to our historic archives.

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