1940 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Newspaper WW2 RAF BOMBERS City Benares JOHN WORSLEY Polish Airmen (0925)

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HEADLINES AND FEATURES: Polish Air Force DUNKIRK Bombers RAF John Worsley Artist MUIRHEAD BONE City of Benares Children Evacuees Rescued NAZI PILOTS AIRMEN POW's.

18 pages (36 sides) Weekly Issue

The Illustrated London News

DATED 1940


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

The Navigator - full front page photograph showing an RAF Sergeant Navigator plotting a chart to pinpoint targets.

Life on an Armed Auxilliary Cruiser: Men Playing Cards on the Lower Deck - from a drawing by Midshipman J. Worsley RNR. Info. John Godfrey Bernard Worsley artist

A Sailor Peeling Potatoes ON Board Ship - Sketch by RNR Midshipman J. Worsley.

Sailor Forming an Eye Splice in a Wire Rope in the Bosun's Store - Sketch by Midshipman Worsley.

Drawings by Muirhead Bone the Official Admiralty Artist: The HMS Exeter and HMS Ajax Parade and Investiture at Horse Guards Parade London.

Withdrawal from Dunkirk - full page from the Painting by Richard Eurich.

Withdrawal From Dunkirk - full page from painting by Charles Cundall ARA.

The Polish Air Force - sketches by the Official Polish war Artist Feliks Topolski on a double page:

A Polish Flying Officer in the Crew Room at the Principal RAF Station for Training.

The Girls with the Travelling YMCA Canteen Wagon for Miel the Forces Outside a Hangar.

Pilot in His Flying Kit.

Polish Chequers and Painting the emblem on the Firs Plane o the Day of the Anglo Polish Agreement

Junior Members of the Polish Air Force at Ease in a Pill Box Guarding the Airfield.

Polish Air Force Ensign Flying with the RAF Ensign on the Occasion of General Sikorski's Inspection.

An Observer Standing By in Flying Kit. Keenlyside

A Distinguished Pilot Wearing the Same Uniform as British, With Distinctive Polish Symbols and Badges.

Officers of the Polish Air Force Enjoying a Joke in the Crew Room.

High Officers Gathered Beneath the Polish Air Force and RAF Ensigns.

Air Crew of the Polish Air Force Receiving Navigation Instructions.

The Book of the Radclyffes - six images: Ordsall Hall - Robert Radclyffe - Alexander Radclyffe - Foxdentopn Hall, Lancashire - Todmorden Hall - Hyde House near Wareham Dorset.

People in the Public Eye and War Events - full page:

General Munoz Grande the Governor of Algeciras With The Governor of Gibraltar Sir Clive Liddell at Gibraltar.

George VI and Queen Elizabeth Watching a Riveting Machine at a Shipyard in the North of England.

General Smuts.

Sir J. J. Thomson Master of Trinity College Cambridge.

Duke of Bedford - Herbrand Arthur Russell.

Men Who Have Put France at Germany's Mercy: Marshal Petain - M. Caziot - Admiral Darlan - M. GBadouin - M. Laval - M. Mireaux - General Weygand - M. Jean Ybarnegaray - General Carlson. Group Photograph.

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands Addressing Dutch People at the Queen's Hall, London On the Occasion of Queen Wilhelmina's Birthday.

Nelson's Candlestick for the Australina Navy: Mr T. H. Wisdom Makes Reive the Presentation to Mr S. N. Bruce with Lord Caldecote Watching.

Double page titled The French African Colonies Declaring for De Gaulle:

Port of Douala of the French Cameroons.

Native Canoes on the River Bank at Fort Lame, Chad.

Picturesque Village in the French Cameroons.

The Beehive Homes of the Bamileke Tribe in Frecnh Cameroons.

A Kirdis Native.

Black But Comely A Woman of the Kirdis Tribe.

Arab Women Selling Buttermilk in the Market of Fort Lame, Chad.

Aerial View of the Banks of Lake Chad.

Palace of the Late Sultan of N'Djouya at Foumban, French Cameroons in Semi European Style.

Harvest Time in Toubouri Country.

Aerial View of the Great Forst, North of Mount Cameroon

Map: French Equatorial Africa, Chad, And the Cameroons.

Small Map: Rumania and Reive Its lost Territory.

Over-aged U.S. Destroyers to be Acquired by the Royal Navy - photograph showing being reconditioned.

British and Canadian Troops on Exercise in Iceland.

Young Captured Nazi Aircraftmen and Non-Commissioned Officers - full page showing nineteen photographs.

Sitting Outside a Hut: Intelligence Officers Working Out Their Reports With Maps of Hitler's Capital.

Crews Who Took Part in a Berlin Raid Grouped on Their Return Before one of Their Bombers.

A Typical Afternoon Scene at a North Eastern Aerodrome: Bombing Up The Squadron of Whitleys Which Attacked the Scharnhorst When She Lay at Kiel - a wonderful centre double page Specially Drawn for the ILN by Captain Bryan de Grineau. There are rusty staple witness marks to centre fold.

Diagrams Showing How RAF Victories Have Forced a Reversal of Their Tactics on the Luftwaffe: Huge Fighter Escorts for a Few Bombers. A double page of diagrams and drawings by G. H. Davis showing fighter bomber formations.

A Panorama Giving an Idea of The Numbers of Nazi Aircraft Brought Down Over Britain in Twenty Days. Double page showing hundreds of German aircraft, Dornier, Heinkel, Messerschmitts etc.

Training the Home Guard: Unconventional Methods of Taking Cover and Stalking - full page Specially Drawn for the ILN by Terence T. Cuneo wioth notes explaining the meods plus caption article with mention of Osterley Park.

The New RAF American Aircraft: The Douglas Boston Light Bomber .

New RAF American Brewster Buffalo Fighter for the RAF.

Ireland: the Wrecked Creamery at Campile Where Three Girls Were Killed After it Was Hit by German Bomb.

A Messerschmitt 109 Destroyed by miel the Crew of a Barrage Ballon it Fired.

Churchill The Prime Minister Wearing a Steel Helmet Watching a Fiere Air Battle at Dover.

British Evacuee Children Who Were Torpedoed En-route to Canada: Group of Girls Wrapped in Blankets at a Northern Port After being Rescued.

Group of Evacuee Children and Escorts on a Ship After Being Rescued.

A Damaged Hurricane Flies home After being Hit x3 photographs.

Air Battles Recorded in Sky Writing Over The SE Coast: The Fighter Aircraft Leaving Fog Trails x3

Aerial Tell Tale Fog Trail Which Often Reveals High Flying Raiders - Full page of diagrams drawn by G. H. Davies showing aeroplanes various theories why they occur.

Soldiers of General De Gaulle's Army of Free Frenchmen Wearing Their New uniforms x2.

The Australian Budgerigar melopsittacus undulaptus.

Hyacinthine Macaw of Tropical America.

Australian Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.


Black and White Scotch Whisky - full page advert shwoing drawings of the white West Highland Terrier and Black Scottish Terrier typesWest Highland Terrier.

Horlicks - half page.

Austin Reed Mens Suits - half page

Food Facts No. 6: Carrots - How To Dry Runner Beans - Cauliflower Leaves.

Finley and Baber Bootees.

Avon Tyres - full page.

Plus many more adverts.

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:

An Element in Britain's Enduring Strength. The Book of the Radclyffes: by Charles P. Hampson - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

French Cameroons and Chad. Sleekburnc.

The War At Sea - Especially in the Mediterranean by Admiral H. G. Thursfield

Aerial Fog Trails (info. Vapour Trails) caption article.

Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles.

Science Page - Parrots by W. P. Pycraft

Theatre Column by Ivor brown

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 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 staples are rusty leaving witness marks. 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, 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 issues are applied in a yearly sequence and 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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