1940 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Gas Bus ROVANIEMI Rabaul Volcano DIETRICH Newspaper (1625)

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ROVANIEMI FINLAND Molotov's Breadbaskets Bombs SIEGFRIED LINE Rabaul Volcano Papua New Guinea WAITANGI NEW ZEALAND Chinese Bronzes Cull Collection JOHN BUCHAN BARON TWEEDSMUIR

The Illustrated London News

Original WW2 Vintage Newspaper

DATED 1940


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


Russian Dual Purpose Bomb Filled with Small Incendiary Bombs and High Explosive - full page frontispiece Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis, From Information Received. It shows sectional diagrams of the bombs falling from the sky towards a village, Sortavala. Info. the bombs were nicknamed Molotovs Bread Baskets, a Soviet-made droppable bomb dispenser that combined a large high-explosive charge with a cluster of incendiary bombs. It was used against the cities of Finland during the Winter War of 1939-1940.

Governor General of Canada Dies: John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir.

Secrets of the Siegfried Line - full page showing x3photos:

Aerial Photograph Taken by a French Reconnaissance Aircraft Near Walshausen in the Siegrfried Zone Between Zweibrucken and Pirmasens - over half page (hp) with areas villages etc marked with arrows letters etc. showing pill boxes, Anti Tank Escarpments and Barbed Wire Entanglements etc.

One of the Types of Work That Appears in the Above Photo as Seen From the Ground: Infantry Pill Box or Casemate etc.

Armed Cupola on Top of a German Blockhouse.

Aerial Photographs Behind German Lines Taken by French Air Reconnaissance - dp showing x5 photos:

German Anti Tank Obstacle During Construction.

Baumholder Camp, 20km from St. Wendel, in a Siegfried Line Back Area.

Karlsruhe on the Rhine at the Apex of the Siegfried Line, With Its Railways, River Basins etc- half page (hp).

Volklingen Industrial Town on the Saar Through Which Runs the Forward Loop of the Siegfried Line: Part of the Town Showing a Big Factory, Blockhouse, Sidings etc.- near hp.

The Airbase at Speyer near the Rhine: The Hangars and the Aerodromes Special Basin on the Speierbach River - nr hp.

Maginot Line Country: Long Tracts of Asperges, Anti Tank Barriers Made of Rails Embedded in the Earth, Winding Across the Landscape; Cupolas Protruding from the Hillsides - a wonderful dp Drawn by Our Special War Artist Capt. Bryan de Grineau. See * below.

World of Science: African Fish including Mormyrus Caballus - Mormyrid Gnathonemus Numenius - Gnathonemus curvirostris - Pirarucu - x4pics.

Substitute for Petrol: Diagrams Showing a Bus with the Combustion Plant on a Trailer; and Other Types of Converted Vehicles - a wonderful page Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis.

Page titled The Saga of a Cosmopolitan Family The Locks of norbury By the Duchess of Sermoneta. An Appreciation by Sir John Squire - it shows five old portraits: Frederica Augusta Schaub Who Married William Lock I in 1767 - Frederica Shaub aged Eighty - Daughter of "Dog" Jennings, Elizabeth Jennings - William Lock III - William Lock I.

George VI and Queen Elizabeth Tour the War Industries and Services in the West Country - fp showing x6pics:

Chatting with Women Workers in an Aircraft Factory.

King Looking into the cockpit of an Aeroplane During His Visit to a West of England Aerodrome.

Queen Inspecting Members of the WAAF.

Queen Talking to a Worker in a Shell Case Factory.

King Watching Work in Progress on Metal Fuselage Coverings in an Aircraft Factory.

The Queen Chatting with Mercantile Marine Officers.

British Winter Patrols in France in Wearing White Suits Behind the Western Front - fp showing x5pics.

How the navy Gets its Letters: A Destroyer Transferring Mail - fp showing x2pics.

The Campaign in Finland: Danish Column March Through Oulu Before Leaving for the Front With Skis over Their Shoulders - Volunteers From Canada and the US Drilling in a Finnish Training Camp - Volunteers From Sweden - Facilitating the Donning and Doffing of Skis - x4pics.

The Air Raid on Rovaniemi, Finland, After 150 Soviet Bombs Were Dropped - fp showing x6pics:

Damaged Buildings on a Street.

The Modern Hospital Where Five Nursed Were Killed When a Bomb Burst Inside a Ward.

The Actual Bursting of a heavy Bomb in Rovaniemi.

One of the Wounded Being Lifted onto One of the Sleighs Serving as A Stretchers.

Inside the Bombed Hospital Nurse Collects Drugs and Instruments from the Debris.

Clearing a Street of Wreckage After The Soviet Bombing.


Aboard a Destroyer on Convoy Duty: The Ship Rolling Violently in a Short Sea in the Thames Estuary; Sailors holding onto the Hand-holds on Deck - a wonderful centre dp Drawn by C. E. Turner, Our Special Artist in a North Sea Destroyer. The page is loose with rusty staple marks to centre fold.

Mine and U-Boat Destruction: The Navy Hunting U-boats with Depth Charges - A Destroyer Clearing Mines from a Steamer Fairway in the North Sea - x2pics drawn by C. E. Turner with the North Sea Patrols.

The Mail Ship of the Liverpool Northern Ireland Service Mined in the Iris Sea: SS Munster.

The Canadian Pacific Steamer Beaverburn Torpedoed and Sunk.

An East Coast Pier Damaged by the Explosion of a German Mine.

Lassoing a Mine Stranded onthe British Coast.

Marching through Melbourne Before Sailing for Suez: Members of the Second AIF with the Digger hats the First AIF Made Famous.

Captain Wallace the Transport Minister Inspecting the Electric Car of Lord Saltoun Who is Seated in the Car.

Lady Patricia Ramsay Inspecing her Own Regiment of Cnadian Light Infantry at Aldershot.

War Council Meeting Held in Paris: M. Daladier - M. Guy la Chambre - Lord Halifax - Hon. Sir Alexander Cadogan - Sir Ronald Campbell - Mr Chamberlain - Mr Churchill - Mr Oliver Stanley - Sir Kingsley Wood.

Mr Sumner Welles US Under Secretary of State.

Dr L. H. Burrows Former Bishop of Sheffield.

Mr S. F. Edge a Pioneer of British Motoring.

The Hon. John n. S. Buchan Lord Tweedsmuir.

Canon H. T. Bowlby Dies.sleekburnc.

Sir Lyman Poore Duff Acting Governor General of Canada.

RAF Pilot Decorated by FranceL Flight Lieutenant Robert Voase Jeff Awarded the Croix de Guerre.

The Late Most Rev. Dr E. J. Byrne Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin.

New British Minister to Finland: Mr George Gordon Medicott Vereker with Mrs Vereker.

Lord Mayors Reception at Mansion house in Honour of the Centenary of New Zealand: George VI - Queen Elizabeth - Lord Mayor Sir William Coxen - High Commissioner for NZ and Mrs Jordan - Lady Mayoress - Mr and Mrs Eden - reive -French Ambassador M. Corbin.

King Inspectig New Zealand Troops Outside The Mansion house.

The Rabaul Eruption Transformation, New Britain New Guinea - fp showing x5pics:

Changes in Rabaul Harbour Following the Eruption of 1937.

Tuvurvor Matupi Crater in Rabaul Bay Taken From the Higher Rim Showing a Steaming Cleft in the Foreground.

The Small "Beehive" Island Thrust Up in Rabaul Harbour by Volcanic Action.

The Navy 150 Years Ago by Nicholas Pocock the "Tarpaulin" Painter - fp showing x6pics.

One Hundred Years of New Zealand - fp showing x6pics:

The Treaty of Waitangi 1840 Bearing The Signature of Captain William Hobson RN and the Face Tattoo Marks of the 46 Maori Chieftain Signatories.

A View of the Waitangi Estate on The Bay of Islands the Cradle of New Zealand.

The Treaty House, the Old British Residency at Waitangi, Given with Surrounding Estate to NZ by Lord Bledisloe.

First Settlement at Kerikeri, Bay of Islands Including the Oldest Stone House in the Dominion.

1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: the Actual Site of the Treaty Signing Between Capt. Hobson and Hone Heke the Local Chieftains.

Christ Church at Russell, Bay of Islands: The Churchyard Containing Tombs of the Sailors from HMS Hazard Killed During the First Maori Regellion.

The Period of Chinese Bronzes: The Cull Collection, With Key Pieces - dp showing x11photos courtesy of Professor W. Percevcal Yetts; incl Sun Dial Mirror - Yu Sacral Vessil Shang Yin Period - A Ho or Chinese Ritual Vessel - Bird Ornament - The Ku (Wine Goblet) from the Shang Yin Site - A Hu Wine Container c482BC - etc.

William III Landing at Torbay - fp showing an acquisition by the National Maritime Museum; a painting by Jan Wyck.

Schweppes Soda Water - fp advert.

The World of the Kinema with various x3 scenes: Vera Zorina and Erik Rhodes in a Dance Sequence from On Your Toes at the Warner Theatre - Una Merkel, Marlene Dietrich and others in the Last Chance Saloon in the Film Destry Rides Again - miel Marlene Dietrich.

GEC Light Fitting - hp advert.

Sanatogen Nerve Tonic Food - hp adv.

Bovril Puts Beef into You - wonderful fp back cover (loose) advert.

Plus smaller 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:


Our note Book by Arthur Bryant.

The War with Nazi Germany: The Campaign in Finland. By Cyril Falls.

The Grand Period of Chinese Bronzes: The Cull Collection - info. collection of Mr A. E. K. Cull or Anders Eric Knos Cull.

The World of the Kinema by Ivor Brown - info. Cinema reviews with mention of Band Waggon - Arthur Askey - Richard Murdoch - Moore Marriott - Pat Kirkwood - Escape to Happiness at the Gaumont - Leslie Howard - Hunchback of notre-Dame - Charles Laughton - Cedric Hardwicke.

The Saga of a Cosmopolitan Family The Locks of Norbury By the Duchess of Sermoneta. An Appreciation by Sir John Squire

Science Page - by E. S. Grew - The Dark Continent - info. referring to fish in Africa etc. sleekburnc. 1702


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.

17 pages (34 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. *Some of the pages have become detached from the staples. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age. The outer advertising cover is detached; also detached down centre fold (I have tucked both pages in with the main pages). The images, photos, drawings etc. vary in size. 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, so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in the ILN run on from previous issues and therefore do not start at number 1.

The above description details 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 postal tube. Please note that I don't make any profit on postage and packing; it is done at cost.


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