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World War II Editions

Algiers, Algeria (Weekly)
LC call number (print): D731.S72 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02248 (1 reel)
LC control number: 97007316

Began publication as a weekly on December 9, 1942. In July 1944 this edition moved from Algiers to Rome. It ceased publication October 15, 1945.

Publication History
Algiers Edition: Vol. 1, no 1 - Vol. 1, no. 12
(December 9, 1942 - February 24, 1943)
Africa Edition: Vol. 1, no. 13 - Vol. 1, no. 80
(March 5, 1943 - November 20, 1943)
Mediterranean Edition: Vol. 1, no. 81 - Vol. 2, no. 81
(November 27, 1943 - June 23, 1945)

Algiers, Algeria (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S717 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02249 (1 reel)
LC control number: 48012642

Printed Monday to Friday from April 15, 1943 to July 15, 1944.


Belfast, Northern Ireland (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S722 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02256 (1 reel)
LC control number: 46043028

Began publication December 6, 1943 and ceased publication January 29, 1944.


Besançon, France (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02262 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94087078; 94087079

Began publication September 14, 1944. Publication of this edition was moved to Strasbourg, France in December 1944. The last issue was printed on December 1, 1944.


Cairo, Egypt (Weekly)
LC call number (print): D731.S7274 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02250 (1 reel)
LC control number: 48012737

Began publication April 16, 1943. Production continued to December 21, 1945.

Publication History
Middle East Edition: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 3, no. 10
(April 16, 1943 - March 9, 1945)
Africa, Middle East Edition: Vol. 3, no.11 - Vol. 3, no. 36
(March 16, 1945 - September 7, 1945)
Africa, Middle East,
Persian Gulf Edition:
Vol. 3, no. 37 - vol. 3, no. 51
(September 14, 1945 - December 21, 1945)

Casablanca, Morocco (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02252 (1 reel)
LC control numbers: 94082397

Began publication May 19, 1943. This edition merged with the Oran, Algeria edition after July 30, 1944.


Dijon, France (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02265 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94087080

Library holdings begin December 4, 1944 (Vol. 1, no. 7) and end when the publication ceased on February 15, 1945.


Dry Run Edition
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02254 (1 reel)
LC control number: 2001205186

Two issues printed on July 2, 1944 and August 3, 1944 for what later became one of the Mediterranean editions.


ESS Edition (Rome, Italy)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02254 (1 reel)
LC control number: 2001205186

Short-run edition published from August 16, 1945 to January 9, 1946. Library holdings incomplete.


Fifth Army Edition (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02254 (1 reel)
LC control number: 2001205186

Short-run edition that ran from September 6, 1943 to September 16, 1943.


Fifth Army Combat Edition (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02254 (1 reel)
LC control number: 2001205186

Short-run edition that ran from October 20, 1943 to November 24, 1943. Masthead included the phrase, "Be Alert and Live."


Grenoble, France (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02253 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94092422

Another short-run edition distributed until the Paris edition absorbed it. An unnumbered issue was printed on August 25, 1944. The numbered edition ran from August 29, 1944 to September 12, 1944.


Honolulu (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S725 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02271 (2 reels)
LC control number: 94089100

In publication from May 14, 1945 to September 1, 1945.

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 1 no. 169
(May 14, 1945 - November 27, 1945)
Reel 2: Vol. 1, no. 170 - Vol. 1, no. 222
(November 28, 1945 - January 30, 1946)

Liège, Belgium (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S7257 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02266 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94085290

Began publication on January 20, 1945. The final edition was printed on April 17, 1945.


London, England (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S726 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02247 (5 reels)
LC control number: 46043067

Distributed to U.S. Forces in the British Isles from April 18, 1942 to October 15, 1945.

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 2, no. 1 - Vol. 2, no. 29
(April 18, 1942 - October 31, 1942)
Reel 2: Vol. 3, no. 1 - Vol. 3, no. 268
(November 2, 1942 - September 13, 1943)
Reel 3: Vol. 3, no. 269 - Vol. 4, no. 226
(September 14, 1943 - July 25, 1944)
Reel 4: Vol. 4, no. 227 0 Vol. 5, no. 141
(July 26, 1944 - April 18, 1945)
Reel 5: Vol. 5, no. 142 - Vol. 5, no. 294
(April 19, 1945 - October 15, 1945)

Marseille, France (Daily except Sunday)
LC call number (print): D731.S7263 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm: 02263 (2 reels)
LC control number: 49051638

Mediterranean edition published in both Nice and Marseille. Began publishing September 29, 1944 and ended on September 30, 1945. Library print holdings begin January 17, 1945 (Vol. 1, no. 41).

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 1, no 126
(September 29, 1944 - March 10, 1945)
Reel 2: Vol. 1, no. 127 - Vol. 1, no. 201
(March 12, 1945 - September 30, 1945)

Nancy, France (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02267 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94088283

This edition was published from January 22, 1945 to April 16, 1945.


Naples and Rome (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S7272 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02255 (3 reels)
LC control number: 48012640

Two separate but similar editions of Stars and Stripes were published during World War II. This edition, which began publication on November 10, 1943, was probably the southern Italy edition. Another edition (see entry for Rome, Italy) began publication on June 5, 1945 and probably was distributed to U.S. forces in Rome and southern Italy.

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 1 no. 250
(November 10, 1943 - September 2, 1944)
Reel 2: Vol. 1, no. 251 - Vol 2, no. 108
(September 4, 1944 - March 15, 1945)
Reel 3: Vol. 2, no. 109 - Vol. 2, no. 184
(March 16, 1945 -June 12, 1945)

Nice, France (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S7264 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02263 (2 reels)
LC control numbers: 48012738; 94089149

Began publication on September 29, 1944 and ended on March 10, 1945. Library print holdings begin July 1, 1945 (Vol. 1, No. 110) and end September 30, 1945.

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 1, no. 126
(September 29, 1944 - March 10, 1945)
Reel 2: Vol. 1, no. 127 - Vol 1, no. 201
(March 12, 1945 - September 30, 1945)

Oran, Algeria (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S7274 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02251 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94085290

A North African edition was published in Oran from May 3, 1943 to November 24, 1944. At that time production was moved to Rome.

Publication History
Oran Edition: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 2, no. 58
(May 3, 1943 - July 20, 1944)
Casablanca Special Issue: Vol. 2, no. 54 (July 15, 1944)
North Africa Edition: Vol. 2, no. 59 - Vol. 2, no. 122
(July 21, 1944 - November 24, 1944)

Palermo, Sicily (Tuesday and Friday only)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02253 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94092422

The first issue rolled off the press on August 12, 1943 and the last was printed on June 2, 1944. This publication was absorbed by the Rome edition.


Paris, France (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S7266 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02260 (4 reels)
LC control numbers: 48012739; 94087081

This edition began publication "somewhere in France," probably Cherbourg, moved briefly to Rennes, and finally to Paris where it was published from September 1944 until the last issue, February 1, 1946.

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 1, no. 69
(July 4, 1944 - September 22, 1944)
Reel 2: Vol. 1, no. 70 - Vol. 1, no. 255
(September 23, 1944 - April 8, 1945)
Reel 3: Vol. 1, no. 256 - Vol. 2, no. 70
(April 9, 1945 - September 18, 1945)
Reel 4: Vol. 2, no. 71 - Vol. 2, no. 198
(September 19, 1945 - February 1, 1946)

Paris, France (Magazine Weekly Supplement)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02261 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94087081

Publication began June 3, 1945 and ended January 20, 1946.


Rome, Italy (Daily)
LC call number (print): D731.S7272 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02258 (4 reels)
LC control number: 48012640; 94092417

U.S. Forces in Italy and the Mediterranean received this edition from June 5, 1944 until production was closed on June 2, 1945.

Microfilm Reel Guide
Reel 1: Vol. 1, no. 1 - Vol. 1, no. 186
(June 5, 1944 - February 13, 1945)
Reel 2: Vol. 1, no. 187 - Vol. 2, no. 80
(February 14, 1945 - September 12, 1945)
Reel 3: Vol. 2, no. 81 - Vol. 2, no. 229
(September 13, 1945 - March 3, 1946)
Reel 4: Vol. 2, no. 230 - Vol. 2, no. 307
(March 5, 1946 - June 2, 1946)

Rome, Italy (Weekly)
LC call number (print): D731.S72 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02259 (1 reel)
LC control number: 2001205180

Library holdings include issues published from November 26, 1944 to November 25, 1945.


Strasbourg, France (Daily)
LC call number (print): None
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02264 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94092419

Began publication December 14, 1944. The last issue was printed on January 20, 1945.


Tunis, Tunisia (Tuesday and Friday only)
LC call number (print): D731.S729 Folio
LC call number (microform): Microfilm 02257 (1 reel)
LC control number: 94092418

Began publication on January 20, 1945. The final edition was printed on April 17, 1945.

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