THE BULGE – CEBA’s Quarterly Magazine since 1972
The first Bulge-Magazine was published in 1972. It was the time when NASA landed their last men on the moon and when the United States of America were still involved in the war in Vietnam. Eleven Israeli athletes were killed at the Olympic Games in Munich after eight members of a terrorist group invaded the Olympic village. The US Supreme Court rules that death penalty is unconstitutional. Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of their seminal arcade version of Pong, the first game to achieve commercial success while the Belgian Eddy Merckx sets a new world hour record in cycling in Mexico City. President Nixon made an unprecedented eight-day visit to Communist China and met with Mao Zedong. A few months later a few men were apprehended by police statesmen in attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate complex. The Watergate scandal started …
Offside from such world affairs, CEBA launched its first issue of THE BULGE. Including a few DIN A4 pages only (6), tacked together without any kind of illustrations, it was sent out to CEBA members. And this was real handwork. After a few article writers had typed their lines, describing the heroic fights of US soldiers against a stubborn enemy in the deep Ardennes forests, another small bunch of people gathered around a wooden table, packed their magazine in oversized envelopes, brought them to the regional postal office and off they went. THE BULGE magazine was on the way.
Throughout the years it continued to be published in a quarterly modus and still it is the link between CEBA-Staff and CEBA members. Today the magazine is widely illustrated and is printed entirely in color. A today’s Bulge magazine consists of 32 pages (at least). WW-2 historians, book authors and people who show an interest in the Battle of the Bulge are consulting the magazine on a professional basis. Many are ordering missing editions which then will be sent to destinations in Europe and over to the US, as well.
The BULGE magazine has now been published since 40 years. More than ever, CEBA Staff is determined to continue with their homemade publication.