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The Illustrated London News

DATED 1937

Weekly Issue: 21 pages (42 sides)


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

Lympne Airport Kent: Miss Jean Batten of New Zealand, Handing Over Her Log Book After her Record Breaking Flight From Australia to England - full front page.

Anti-Terrorist Expert for Palestine: Sir Charles Tegart.

George VI And Queen Elizabeth Tour Yorkshire - Full page (fp):

At Lister Park, Bradford: Being Welcomed by Crowds of Children.

Members of the Australian Football Team Presented to The King and Queen at Halifax.

Anti Air Raid Precautions: Watching a Decontamination Demonstration at the Training Centre at Leeds.

Page entitled Memoirs of the Life of Jonn Constable by C. R. Leslie RA:

John Constable From a Portrait by His Son Charles.

Opening of Waterloo Bridge 1817.

Death Mask of John Constable by E. Davis From the collection of H. G. Constable x2.

The War in China:

Blockading the Min River Below Foochow, Province of Fukien. X2.

A Block House Manned by British Troops in the International Settlement, Shanghai.

A Circular Sandbag Redoubt in Edward VII Avenue, Shanghai.

Main Entrance to the Place Hotel, Shanghai.

Tourist Office of Lloyd Triestino on the Bund at Shanghai With Its Sandbagged Facade.

A Redoubt Manned by British Police.

Two Japanese Airmen Seated by Their Aircraft Awaiting Orders for an AIrad at Shanghai.

Officer Giving Final Instructions to Japanese Bombers Before Their Departure for the Raid.

Japanese Airmen Studying Maps A Few Minutes Before The Take Off. miel

Japanese Raiders Taking Off From an Aerodrome (golf course) in the Yangtzepoo District of Shanghai.

Japanese Air Unit Commander at Shanghai Waving Goodbye to Departing Bombers.

A Japanese Bomber Circling Over the Aerodrome at Shanghai University.

Destruction Caused at Nanking By Japanese Bomb at an Electricity Plant.

Japanese Bomber Crashing in Flames at Nanking.

Wreckage of Enemy Aircraft Collected at the Chungcheng Station, Nanking, Brought from Hangchow.

Japanese Airmen as Prisoners of War int he Hands of Chinese Troops.

A Shell From an Anti Aircraft Gun Bursting in the Air Below a Japanese Bombing Aeroplane.

Nanking: Tow Huge Craters Caused by Japanese Bombs; Crowds Hurry to Shelter as Another Air Attack Threatens.

Nanking: Camouflaged Antie Aircraft Guns.

A Japanese Bomber Brought Down in a Pond at Hsiakwan, Nanking: Chinese Soldiers Inspect the Wreckage.

Terrorism in Palestine - fp:

Police Guarding a Line of Arab Suspects with their Hand Above their Heads.

Jewish Bus Protected by Metal Grille.

Funeral of British Policeman Constable Melia Killed at Solomons Pools Ambush

Funeral of Constable Harrison of Lincoln.

Home Made Bomb Made at Ras-el-Ain.

Train Derailed by Bomb at Ras-el-ain.

Grand Mufti Quits Palestine: Leaving Police HQ at Beirut.

Buildings Set on Fire at Lydda Airport.

Soldiers of the Black Watch Searching Arabs near Lydda Aerodrome.

Spanish Civil War: The Town of Belchite - fp:

View of the Badly Damaged Town.

The Church and Belfry Where Nationalists Made a Last Stand.

An Old Woman IN Front of Her Ruined Home.

Government Troops Clearing the Streets; Stretcher Bearers in the Background.

Inside The Badly Damaged Belchite Church. X2

Bodies of Moors Outside the Hospital.

Etruscan Terracotta Sculptures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York - dp

A Diver Working at a Great Depth in the Latest Type of Diving Dress, With the Siebe, Gorman Injector Gear - drawing by G. H. Davis.

Ships: Laws That Gobern Their Floating, Rolling and Safety - fp of diagrams drawn by G.H. Davis from Material Supplied by Professor G. I. Taylor.They include experiments, stability Siebe Suit of 1837, Lorena Bell, Halley's Bell etc.

Map and the Spanish Civil War: Pictorial View of the Hinterland of Gijon and Town of Oviedo. Other places shown include: Aviles - Nubledo - Santullano - Cuadro - Main Railway to Gifon - Aqueduct of Fitoria - San Lazario - Arms Factor - Manicomio Hospital - Maniobras Military Camp; And much more.

The Orient Liner Orcades with Floodlit Ensign at The Stern as An Indication of Nationality: A Precaution Against Nocturnal Piracy - a wonderful full page "Drawn b C. E. Turner from Details Supplied by a Passenger"

Selection of Miss Europe Contestants for the 1937 Title:

Britta WIckstrom - Miss Finland.

Ambarina de Los Reyes - Miss Spain.

Jose Decoeur - Miss Belgium.

Josepha Kaczmarklewicz - Miss Poland.

Jacqueline Janet - Miss France.

Elsie Schimpf - Miss Holland.

Anna Betoulinski - Miss Russia.

Jacqueline Reyboubet - Miss Switzerland.

Lisbeth Grung - Miss Norway.

Tove Arni - Miss Denmark.

The Lost Lewins in The Sudan: Brig. Gen. A. C. Lewin and His Wife Next To Their Aeroplane in a Mosquito Infested Swamp - fp photograph showing the couple and their tent and flag erected on the crashed aeroplane.

The Newlyn, Cornwall Fishing Boat Rosebud Passing under London Bridge, Taking a Petition by Sea to the Minister of Health.

On a Sandbank Off The Mersey Bar: The Clan Mackenzie Ship From Which 73 Crew Were Rescued.

Sir John Soane's Museum With Its Portland Stone Revealed After Coats of paint Had Been Removed.

Duke of Kent at Blackpool Talking With Members of the Lifboat Crew.

The War Wrecked Soissons Cathedral Restored and Reconsecrated.

The Duke and Duchess of Kent at Cardiff for the Investiture of Members of Order of St John of Jerusalem.

Germany: The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Visit Herr Hitler at The Berghof, Obersalzberg - with others.

George VI and Queen Elizabeth Drive by Coach to the First State Opening of Parliament of the Present Reign - inset photograph of Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret driving in a car to Westminster for the occasion. FP.

George VI Opens Parliament for the First Time: IN the House of Lords HM Reading the Speech - double centre page drawn by Steven Spurrier.

Spain; Franco's Final Victory in the North at Gijon - fp:

General View of Gijon.

Effects of the Fighting at Gijon.

House int he Suburbs After Aerial Bombing.

Remains of the Church.

Gijon Surrenders: Houses Hung with Nationalist Colours and White Flags in the Shape of Towels and Sheets

Asturians Who Surrendered.

One of General Franco's Tanks.

Trafalgar Day on Board HMS Victory and Reading Nelsons Prayer to the Assembled Ships Company.

Nelsons Cot in The Victory.

Refugees Fleeing Gijon Waiting to board a British Steamer from a Spanish Trawler.

Marchioness of Londonderry Gives a Reception at Londonderry House.

The Proposed Peace Monument at Marseilles in Memory Reive of Late King Alexander of Jugoslavia and M. Barthou.

Palestine: A Bullet hole in the Back of the Driving Seat of a Jewish Bus.

Bus Fired on By Arabs Near Jerusalem.

Personalities and Events of the Week - fp:

Mr G. H. Lorimer Former Editor of Saturday Evening Post of Philadelphia.

Admiral Sir Edward Charlton.

Captain H. H. Balfour.

Mr William Mabane.

M. Van Zeeland of Belgium.

Dr Ortiz of Argentina.

Vice Admiral Sir Percy Noble CinC, China.

Sir Joseph Isherwood Naval Architect.

Mlle Safi Naz Zulficar the Fiancee of King Faruk of Egypt.

Mr Justice Tucker - info. Frederick James Tucker.

Professor William Wright.

Prince Michael in the Romanian Army.

Queen Mary at Deptford SE London: Watching Children at the Rachel McMillan Training College; With Lady Cynthia Colvill and Lieut. Colonel Sir Reginald Seymour.

Syria and The Palace at Mari - Photographs by the Louvre Expedition at Abu Kemal:

The Palace at Mari x2 photos.

Paintings found at Mari in Syria x7 photos.

M. Francois Piecing Together Hundreds of Fragments of the Two Paintings Shown.

The Great Painting Detached from Its Original Backing and Supported.

How the Masterpiece nearly 4000 Years Old Was Kept Intact.

World of Kinema:

Three Scenes from the Prisoner of Zenda - Ronald Coleman - C. Aubrey Smith - David Niven - Madeleine Carroll - Raymond Massey - Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.

Exhibition of Peter De Wint at Usher Hall Lincoln - fp:

Two Miniatures of De Wint and His Wife by William Hilton Lent by Miss Bostock.

Plus five other paintings.

Science Page: Sea Life; calanus, temora, acartia, meganictiphanes.

Bunbury the Amateur Satirist x3 from old engravings.

Treasure of The Week form Aictoria and Albert Museum: Embroidered Knuckle Pad from The Palace at Jaipur, India.

Austin Ten Cambridge Saloon Car at a Water SplasH in the Lake District.

25hp Armstrong Siddeley Car.

Of Interest To Women Page: Five types of Christmas or New Year Hampers.

On the Steps at St Pauls Cathedral: British Legion Standards Dedicated For The First Time pass Under a Guard of Honour.

The Britannia Statue to be Erected at Boulogne sur Mer to Commemorate Landing of the BEF: M Desruelles the Sculptor at Work.


Scene ithe Kruger National Park - Scene on the Victoria Falls S. Rhodesia - full page travel adv. For South Africa.

Humber Car - fp with prices.

Findlaters Sherry - hp.

Ennerdale, High Crag, and Buttermere from Great Gable - fp advert for Worthington Breweries.

The New Daimler Fifteen - hp with price.

The Misr and Khedivial Mail Steamship Lines - fp

Gordons Gin - hp.

Rolls Royce - hp.

Hooper Rolls Royce: Hooper and Co. Showrooms at St James's St. and New Factory at Kenningon Service - hp.

Tea Gown by Debenhams - hp with price.

Elizabeth Arden - hp with prices.

State Express Cigarettes.


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:

Article by Arthur Bryant

Constable - Painter and Family Man. "Memoirs of the Life of John Constable" by C. R. Leslie - Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

The Civil War in Spain - various caption articles.

Ships Their Origin and Development. The Laws That Gobern a Ship's Being by Professor G. I Taylor Yarrow Research Professor of Royal Society.

Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles. Sleekburnc.

Discoveries at Mari i Syria by Professor Andre Parrot of Ecole du Louvre, Dir. Expedition at Abu Kemal.

Cinema Page by Michael Orme.

Science by W. P. Pycraft - Sea Life.

Collectors Page by Frank Davis.

The Playhouses: The Laughing Cavalier at the Adelphi; Punch And Jude at the Vaudeville; with mention of Irene Eisinger - Arthur Margetson - Frans Hals - William Mollison - Reginald ARkell - Wainwright Morgan - Aubrey Hammond - Mr Val Gielgud - Stanley Lupino - frank Cellier - Carol Goodner.

Finance and Investment by Hartley Withers

Motoring Column by H. Thornton Rutter.

SleekburnC. 3010

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. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). There is no outer advertising cover. There is a little age yellowing. The pages are loose, and have a few handling marks, blemishes due to their 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 are no pages missing apart from outer cover, but 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 issue therefore do not start at number 1.

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.

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Product Code SOLD (03) Packaged Wt 320g
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