1940 WW2 Magazine SS CITY BENARES SUNK Blitz LONDON Home Guard CZECH PILOT (7500

Product code: 7500 (Wt 150g)
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Original antique weekly newspaper magazine detailing events in WW2 dated 1940 Sinking of the SS City of Benares Evacuee Ship CZECH PILOTS Home Guard THE BLITZ LONDON. Plus much more; see main description

WORLD WAR TWO MAGAZINE 1940 Sinking of the SS City of Benares Evacuee Ship Child Survivors CZECH PILOTS Home Guard THE BLITZ LONDON Anderson Shelter CHILD SURVIVORS Reive

A weekly magazine detailing events in the Second World War

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, maps, drawings:

Having Tea in a London Bombed Ruin - the Home Guard.

General Sir Alan Brooke CinC Home Forces - Major General Percival - Lieutenant General Sir Ronald Adam - full page

Bomb Disposal Section of the Royal Engineers - Seven Men Loading Shells onto a Lorry Market Suicide Squad.

Bomb Disposal: The Site Where the One Ton Bomb Buried 20ft into The Ground near St Pauls Cathedral - full page showing men hauling up earth etc with a bucket etc.

General de Gaulle.

General Georges Catroux.

Recruiting Offices Showing Volunteers for General de Gaulle's Army of Free Frenchmen.

Members of General de Gaulle's Army.

Photographs by Howard Coster - LNA - Keystone

The "Gloire" French Cruiser.

Hondeghem - Plan Showing Where K. Batter of the RHA (Royal Horse Artillery) Made Its Gallant Fight.

Anti Aircraft Batteries Firing at Enemy Night Bombers - with an inset of the new ear plugs to deaden the noise.

The Wreckage of an Anderson Shelter Blasted into the Next Garden, Occupants Got Out Unhurt - and an inset of the sunday lunch which the occupants had with them at the time.

Thomas Reaves a London Taxi Driver Being Stretchered Out, Rescued After Seventeen Hours But Later Died in Hospital - with an inset of a Doctor feeding him through a tube.

The Pegasus Horse From the Summit of the Bombed Inner Temple Library Being Carried Away.

The Tower of the Inner Temple Library Being Pulled Down.

The Damaged Library of the Inner Temple - exterior.

The People of Lambeth Doing Their Famous Walk After A Raid.

A Shop Carrying on Best it Can After Being Bombed - Desk on the Pavement.

Scene in the Ballroom of Lord Redesdale's Town House in the West End - Refugees.

A Messerschmitt 110, Being Pursued by a Spitfire, Plunges into the Sea Narrowly Missing Folkestone Harbour Pier.

The Plane Finally Plunging into the Sea. c.keenlyside.

The Spitfire Doing a Victory Roll for the Spectators on Shore.

An Unrecognizable Military Objective in Berlin - After a British Raid ' men working to put out a fire

Mr and Mrs Grimmond and Family Seen Amongst the Ruins of Their home in SE London.

The Last Letter From One of Mr and Mrs Grimmond's Children - five of their twelve children were drowned when the ship which was taking them to Canada was torpedoed.

The Focke-Wulf Condor German Aircraft.

The American Flying Fortress Aircraft.

Bomber Command - Men Fixing a Mine in the Slings of a Hampden Bomber.

The Industrial District of Germany, The Ruhr - The Union Iron and Steel Works at Hamm - with a small inset map showing the area, Bielefeld, Paderborn, Hameln, Essen, etc.

The Market Place in a South East Suburb - A Butcher Exchanging Meat for Coupons from His Van, L. Sullivan and Son, and Housewives Waiting loght in a Queue - Info. this is a photograph on the Blackfen Road near Sidcup, it shows a sign for the Woodman Pub so I'm presuming its outside the now George Staples Pub

London Buses Fitted with Anti Blast Netting.

A Bombed Out Grocer Working Out of a Mobile Shop - Cullens.

Big Bens Face Showing How It Has Stopped a Splinter or Two.

Communal Kitchens for Families in the East End.

Men Dealing With a Damaged Gas Main.

Men Dealing With Broken Windows.

Dr Benes The President of the Czechoslavak Government Talking To a Pilot Attached to the RAF in England.

A Czech Pilot Attached to the RAF.

Czech Airmen Listening to Their Officer Explaining the Details of A British Spitfire.

Czech Sergeant Pilot with the RAF.

Dr Eduard Benes at an English Flying Field Miel Chatting to Crews of the Czechoslovak Bomber Squadron.

The Desert in North Africa:

Map - The Coast Road Running Fron Libya to Alexandria - pointing out the Italian columns following the coast road.

A Gun In Action Against the Italians in North Africa.

Pair of Caterpillar Armoured Cars Being Cleaned After a Day in the Desert.

The Camera from a Reconnaissance Plane Bringing Back Invaluable Pictures, Being Unloaded.

Officers of an Armoured Car Carry a Big Umbrella to Protect Reive Them From the Sun When They Halt.

The Ship Empire Voice Being Launched without Ceremony - Men Watching Her Slide Down the Slipway  - info. being launched from the Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, shipyard at Glasgow.

A Cheery Party of Sailors and Soldiers Among the Survivors of the Transport "Mohamed Ali El-Kebir" Torpedoed in the Atlantic.

British Convoys in the English Channel.

General Winkelman CinC of the Dutch Army.

Two of the American Destroyers to Be Transferred by the United States to British Navy - 158 and 268.

The Famous Oxford Street Drapery Stores of John Lewis Seen After It Was Struck By High Explosive and Oil Bombs - Gutted.

Sixteen Year Old Albert Bondfield or Bonny Smiling After His First Night as a Roof Watcher.

Rhodes Old Town.

The Sinking of the "City of Benares" with Ninety Child Evacuees Aboard en Route to Canada, by a U-Boat:

Two Women Survivors at a West Coast Port After Being Landed.

Three Children Survivors - Out of Ninety Children, Eighty Three Were Lost.

Mrs Lilian Towns a Government Escort Who Was Rescued.

Mister Geoffrey Shakespeare the Under-secretary for the Dominions and Chairman of the Children's Overseas Reception Board Listens to the Purser's Story.

Photogaphs by Associated Press, GPU, and Keystone.

Families Seeking Sanctuary in the Tube - four photographs showing scenes above and below ground.

Surface Shelters Save Lives: A Street in South London - plus four other photograph of shelter successes throughout London.

The Front Line: Cartoon by sir Bernard partridge from Punch - teat to middle of this page affecting the picture.

This second part of the description features articles etc (not images):

Bomb Disposal - Royal Engineers with mention of Lieutenant E. W. Reynolds 101/102 Bomb Disposal Sections - Second Lieutenant E. E. Talbot 103 Bomb Disposal Setion - 2nd Lieutenant W. L. Andrews 22/23 Bomb Disposal Sections - Lance Sergeant W. J. Button 48 Bomb Disposal - Lt. Davies.

De Gaulle - And Free Frenchmen.

The RHA at Hondeghem with mention of Mr Douglas Williams of the Daily Telegraph who gave this account.

London a Target of Nazi Bombs. Loght.

German and British Aircraft Losses.

Marshal Graziani Takes the Road into Egypt.

The War in the Desert of North Africa.

The Merchant Navy.

Roof Watching in Oxford Street London - with mention of Albert Bondfield - Mr Dines - Mr Taylor - Miss M. Homes of D. H. Evans.

The Naval Attack o Rhodes - with an account by Daily Express reporter Alan Moorehead.

Survivors from the Childrens Ship "City of Benares" with accounts by people who were there - Mr Arthur Wimperis - Mrs Lilian Towns - Mrs Bech of London and Her Children Barbara, Sonia and Derek.

When The Story is Told; a poem by G. M. Chaplin - Written in a Fire Station Watch-room during a raid.

Plus many caption articles to accompany the images. 0410 battle of the atlantic, city of benares, CORB, maritime history, merseyside maritime museum, second world war, Bech Family,


An original used issue, not printed on the best of quality paper, but it more than makes up for this in terms of written content with many images. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. 

Fifteen pages (30 sides). It measures 285mmx220mm (11.25 x 8.5 inches) approx. This magazine is an original and used issue. Not printed on the best of quality paper, but it more than makes up for this in terms of written content with many images. There is age yellowing and spotting/foxing and some marking. The staples are rusty ( I have removed them to prevent further damage) leaving witness marks.  There are some creases etc to corners. The back page is torn. There are a few tears and handling marks to the edges. The photos, sketches etc. vary in size. 

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present.  The outer cover is missing; but as far as I can tell there are no other pages missing. If you're looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The descriptive text in my listing, 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. 

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Product Code 7500 (Wt 150g)
Weight 0.09kg