1937 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Rabaul Guinea GIBRALTAR London Fire Brigade (41)

Product code: 41 (Wt. 300g)

London Fire Brigade Headquarters GIBRALTAR Combined Coastal Defences WAZIRISTAN Marconi Death RABAUL VOLCANO NEW GUINEA Edgar Vernon Christian CAERNARFON CARDIFF WALES

The Illustrated London News

Original Vintage Newspaper

DATED 1937

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photos,, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Carnarvon Castle North Wales: George VI and Queen Elizabeth Listening to Welsh Airs and Hymns During Their Coronation Tour in Wales - full page (fp) frontispiece photo; info. Caernarfon

The Royal Coronation Tour in Wales - double page (dp) showing x10photos: Cardiff - A Colliery - Cardiff Arms Park - Pontypridd - Caernarfon Castle - National Library of Wales Aberystwyth.

Bisley and The national Rifle Association: Mr D. L. Birney Being Chaired Round the Camp After Winning the Kings Prize.

Pictorial Map of Gibraltar etc: An Aerial View of the Straits Showing Points From Which the Fortress Might be Subjected to Artillery Fire; and a Comparative Table of the Ranges of the heavy Guns That May Be Mounted - a wonderful full page Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis; places routes etc marked include: Gibraltar - Neutral Ground - La Linea - Spain - Carnero Point - Algeciras - Reive - Spanish Morocco and Santa Cataline Point with Mount Hacho Fort - Ceuta - etc. Alos shipping routes to Gib. from Spain and Morocco.

Air Raid Precaution Test and The Combined Coast Defence Exercise - dp showing x7:

South Hampshire hospital, Southampton, "Redlands" Air Raid Precautions Service Treating a Gassed Civilian in an Oxygen During the Defence Exercise.

Men of the Portsmouth city Engineers Demolition and Rescue Work Squads Wearing Gas Masks, Rescuing Victims.

Mobile 3inch AA Gun at Fareham with the Soldiers Operating the Height Finder etc..

Locating Raiding "Blueland" Hostile Aircraft with Sound Apparatus and a Lewis Gun on AA Mounting.

Squadron of Anson Aircraft (Redland) Patrolling Devon Coast to Locate "Blueland" the Attacking Fleet and Their Aircraft Carriers - Info. I think they were divided into 'Blueland' (for the enemy) and 'Redland' (to denote friendly forces).

16inch Guns of HMS Rodney (Blueland) Silhouetted Against a Daw Sky Before She Shelled Forts at Portsmouth - half page (hp).

HMS Furious a Blueland Aircraft Carrier Warding Off Attck by No. 42 Torpedo Bomber Squadron, Flying Vildebeests, with AA Huns - near hp.

The Butterfly Fish and Their Strange Teeth - x3pics and article for The World of Science by W. P. Pycraft.

Volcano Erupts at Rabaul, New Britain, New Guinea - fp showing x8photos taken from the Steamer Golden Bear:

Vulcan Island Erupting - plus seven other photos showing the sequence of events.

London Fire Brigades New General Headquarters GHQ on the Albert Embankment - dp Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis..... A diagrammitic view showing: Workshop Block - Side Elevation of Main Block - Drill Tower - Side Elevation of Workshop on Whitgift Street - Fron of Main Building on Albert Embankment - Drill Yard - High St Lambeth - Tank - Roof Garden - Tank Room - Plus Detail inside the Main Building i.e. Living Quarters - Offices - Hydrants and Water Supply Dept. Mens Mess - Kitchen - Appliances.

New HQ of the London Fire Brigade - dp showing x8photos plus 2:

River Fire Station at the new HQ.

Facade of the Main Block on Albert Embankment.

Fireman Descending a Pole. sleekburnc.

Musicians Section showing Helmeted Trumpeters.

Demonstration in the New Drill Tower.

Station Watch Room showing Two Operators.

The Main Control Room and Nerve Centre: A Man Looking at a General Map and Other Workers at a Control Panel.

A Section of the Mens Rest Room with the Latest Type of Bunks.

Plus on another page: Memorial Plaque Sculptured by Gilbert Bayes Commemorating Firemen Who Lost Their Lives - Interior Face of the Main Front Block Seen From the Drill Tower.

Art and The National Gallery: Portrait of Madame Monet on a Sofa by Renoir on Loan at the Gallery - View on the Thames by Richard Wilson, A Recent Acquisition at the Gallery - x2pics.

The North West Frontier Fighting in Waziristan - fp showing x6photos:

A Typical Wazir Village with Towers.

British Soldiers with a Machine Digging a Rough Road on Rocky Hillside.

An Artillery Pack Mule Being Led by an Indian Gunner.

Mountain Artillery with 3•7inch Howitzers Coming into Action on a hill Top in Support of Infantry.

Troops in Action During the Advance to Arsalkot. c.keenlyside.

Wounded British Soldier Being Carried Back By Indian Stretcher Bearers.

The Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House, Finsbury - x2 photos showing King George V1 Taking the Salute

Personalities and Events of the Week page:

Bulgaria: Prince Simeon the Infant Heir to the Throne, With His Sister, Princess Marie Louise.

Sir Francis Joseph Director of Board of Imperial Airways.]

Captain A. V. Hambro MP North Dorset - info. Angus Valdemar Hambro.

Major Morris and Commander Firebrace Heads of the London Fire Brigade.

Dr Percy Gardner the Archaeologist and Numismatist.

The Soviet Record Breaking Polar Flight: Gromoff the Chief Pilot - Danilin the Navigator - Ymasheff Second Pilot.

Professor H. E. Armstrong the Chemist - info. Henry Edward Armstrong.

The Raja of Jamkhandi, Shrimant Rajasahib.

Dr Walter Simons a Prominent German Statesman.

Mister Leslie Balfour-Melville, the Athlete and Amateur Golfer.

Sir Abdul Rahman el Mahdi.

The Death of Guglielmo Marconi - fp showing x5pics:

Marconi Aged Twenty one in His Fathers Garden at Pontecchio: Conducting Early Experiments with a Transmitter.

The Late Marconi on Board His Yacht Elettra.

A Young Marconi in 1897.

Marconi with His Second Wife and Their Daughter Elettra in Their House in Rome.

Marconi Beside His Apparatus in Newfoundland 1901.

China and Rural Industry and Landscape Formations: Aerial Photograph of Cultivated Loess Terraces - Pinnacled Rock Formations In The Province of Kwangsi with Villages and Rice Fields in Foreground - Rice Fields on Terraced Mountain Sides in the Province of Yunnan as Seen From the Air - double centre page showing x3photos.

The New House of German Art Inaugurated by Herr Hitler at Munich.

Pageant of German Culture Procession in Munich.

The War Memorial to Allied Dead at Liege.]

Part of the Landing Gear of the Aeroplane in Which Charles Kingsford Smith Flew Found off The Coast of Burma.

Merchant Navy Week in UK: Seamen Carrying Banners at Southampton.

The Imperial Airways Flying Boat After Her First Transatlantic Test Flight: The Caledonia Circling Over New York Skyscrapers.

The Caledonia Mooring at Southampton After Crossing The Atlantic on Her Return Journey to Foynes.

Varied Russian Races on Parade in Moscow: Sports Girls from the Uzbek Republic - Tableau Giben by Russian Schoolgirls - Falconers of the Khirgiz Soviet Republic miel With Hooded Hunting Eagles on Parade - x3pics.

The Great Massed Tank Parade in Paris x2pics.

Page titled A young Hero of "The White North". Being an Appreciation of "Unflinching" by Edgar Christian:

Edgar Christian The boy Explorer Who Died in the Canadian NW Territory - photo by J. G. Whorwell.

Jack Hornby's Will - handwritten on 10 April 1927.

The Leader of the Party: Jack Hornby Son of the Famous Lancashire Cricketer - a portrait and a photo.

Where the Diary was Kept and The Log Cabin Where the Three Explorers Died of Hunger and Exhaustion 200 Miles from Fort Reliance.

A Montagu Hen Harriers Nursery in East Norfolk - fp showing x6photos by Hermann Fischer.

The Cinema: Three Scenes from Quality Street - Katharine Hepburn - Franchot Tone and a group of children in an adaption of Sir James Barrie play.

Ballet at Covent Garden - sp showing x2photos: Le Beau Danube with Borovansky and others - Francesca da Rimini with Tchernicheva and Platsoff etc.

The Lo-yang Tomb Tile of Ancient China - x23pics of art produced 2200 Years Ago in China.

Collectors Page - x3pics.

Austin Big Seven Car in a Worcestershire Setting.

Janet Lind, Radio and Screen Star, In Her 2Litre Opel Cabriolet Car.

Upton on Severn with The Malvern Hills in the Distance - fp advert for Worthington.

Fashions: Coat and Dress Enriched with Siberian Squirrel from Debenham and Freebody - plus other fashions. x4pics

Hudson Motor Cars - fp advert.



This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Note Book pae by arthur Bryant.

Science Page by W. P. Pycraft - the Butterfly Fish.

An Appreciation of Unflinching by Edgar Christian.

Kinema Page by Michael Orme.

Tomb Tile Pictures of Ancient China - by the Rt. Rev. William C. White DD Sometime Bishop of Honan, Prof. of Chinese Archaeology University of Toronto etc.

Collectors Page by Frank Davis.

Motoring by H. Thornton RUtter.


Finance and Investment by Hartley WIthers

Books Reviewed by K. John. sleekburnc. 2407


This is an original but USED vintage newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a Birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842.

20 pages (40 sides). It measures 358 x 250 mm (14 x 10inches). There is no outer advertising cover. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there is one page missing (advert), so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News carry on from the previous weeks issue and therefore do not start at number 1. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM small parcels.

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