1942 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Madagascar Raid UKRAINE Martinique RUSSIA (9735
1942 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Madagascar Raid UKRAINE Martinique RUSSIA (9735
1942 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Madagascar Raid UKRAINE Martinique RUSSIA (9735
1942 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Madagascar Raid UKRAINE Martinique RUSSIA (9735
1942 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Madagascar Raid UKRAINE Martinique RUSSIA (9735

1942 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Madagascar Raid UKRAINE Martinique RUSSIA (9735

Product code: 9735 (Wt 310g)

TOMOSHENKO Madagascar Raids MARTINIQUE Kharkov Battle Kharkiv Ukraine BARRAGE BALLOONS Crete SHEFFIELD STEEL WORKS Blohm Voss BV 141 Aircraft


The Illustrated London News

Original WW2 Vintage Newspaper

DATED 1942


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:


Marshal Semen Timoshenko Who Countered the German Attack on Kerch Peninsula - full page (fp) frontispiece photo.

Marshal Timoshenko's Reserves with Tommy Guns.

Aerial Photo of Rostock After the Four Day Blitz: How the RAF Crippled German Supply Routes to Eastern Front - fp photo with areas outlined showing where the RAF dropped bombs on the city.

Madagascar and The British Troops, Marines and Commandos Raid - dp of drawings by Captain Bryan de Grineau from official accounts:

The Corvette HMS Auricula Sinking After Hitting a Mine in Courrier Bay.

The Invading Forces Landing on the Beaches of Courier Bay.

Small Map of the Landing Areas - places marked incl. Hartins Snipers Alley - Diego Suarez Bay - Mangoky etc.

naval Fighters and Bombers Attack the Aerodromes After Taking Off from Aircraft Carrier.

Commandos and a Company of the East Lancashires Capture a Shore Battery.

Surrender of Vichy Troops at Diego Suarez.

Royal Welch Fusiliers, Royal Scots, E. Lancs and S. Lancs Supported by Tanks Advancing to Antsiranana x2pics.

Destroyer Entering Diego Suarez harbour to Land Marines.

Fifty Royal Marines Landing From the Destroyer to Attack Antsirana from the Rear.

Large US Army Convoy Reaches Northern Ireland, Wearing a New Type of Steel Helmet, Marching Ashore.

Mister L. Collier British Ambassador to Norway with King Haakon and Crown Prince Olaf - info. Laurence Collier

Duke of Kent Speaking at the Ceremony at the Opening of the New Belgian Institute in Belgrave Square with Sir Malcolm Robertson, and Grand Duchess of Luxemburg.

Officers and Crew of the Submarine Thunderbolt Arrive Home with Their Jolly Roger Flag to Record Their Successes After A Year of Operations.

Malta: Soldiers Examining the Kings Message.

The French Aircraft Carrier Bearn in Fort de France Harbour.

French Cruiser Emile Bertin at Martinique, One of the Ships to be Immobilised.

Cruiser Jeanne D'Arc to be Immobilised.

The Plight of Martinique - fp showing x6photos:

The Fort de Sair Guarded by Native Troops Where the Vichy Government Have Stored 14000 Sacks of Gold.

Dry Dock at Fort De France.

French Naval Staff at Fort de France with Admiral Robert.

Aerial View of Fort de France and harbour Where Warships and Merchant Shipping Lie Idle.

Squadrons of Derelict French Aircraft.

View of Fort de France

The Russian Front - dp showing x13photos:

The Quick and the Dead Among Hitlers Soldiers: Germans Surrender to Russian Soldiers While the Dead Lie Alongside a Trench.

Typical Street Scene on the Easter Front Following the Thaw.

The Wrecked Harbour at Kerch.

Concrete Blockhouse Being Prepared.

Russian Soldiers Examining a German Gun Abandoned by the Enemy.

Russian Girl Serving Hot Coffee to Red Air Force Pilots.

Russian Guerrilla Leader Pinning an Order on One of his Men.

Russian Village With Many German Graves of Over One Thousand.

Red Army Units Dislodging German Troops in the Kharkov Region.

A Mounted Red Army Scout.

Red Army Soldiers Armed with a New Anti-Tank Weapon during a Review.

Colonel Lizyukov Talking with Tank Crews.

Members of the Military Council of the Western Front in Russia: Nikolai Bulganin and General Zhukov.

Map: of the Kharkov Sector of the Area Across the Donetz reive.

Chart of the Kerch Peninsula.

German Pictures from Crete - fp showing x5photos:

German Alpine Troops in Crete to Round up British and Cretans Fighting in the Mountains.

Severe Penalties Await Inhabitants Who Protect British Soldiers: Group of Mainly Women and Children; With German Soldiers in the Background.

Crete Mountain Ravine Where Empire Troops Have Found Sanctuary.

German Alpine Troops Leading Away Two British Captives Eleven Months After the Fall of Crete.

The Free French Forces Fighting in the Desert Battle Zone - dp showing x12photos of soldiers in the Libyan desert etc.

Steel Foundry Which Produced Munitions in Napoleons Wars, Now Making Steel for Use Against hitler: Wardlaws Ltd Sheffield Purchased by the J. G. Graves Trust - a wonderful centre dp from a sketch by Capt. Bryan de Grineau. It shows four men at work in the small foundary - the Taemer, the Coker, the Cellar Lad, and the Pullar Out. The caption article also mentions Ambrose Kelly and C. A Hanson. The staples are rusty leaving two witness marks on the fold.

Steel Manufacturing Foundry of the Napoleonic Period at Sheffield, A Museum, Now Active Again - sketch by Bryan de Grineau showing the old foundry buildings.

Sheffield Steel Works: Molten Steel for Armour Plating Tapped from a Giant Container into an Ingot Mould - fp Drawn by Our Special Artist Captain Bryan de Grineau shwoing three men working beneath the huge container.

Personalities and Events of the Week - fp showing x9photos:

Major General Sir Arthur Smith GOC London District.

Dr Charles G. Darwin, Grandson of Charles Darwin, Appointed Scientific Adviser to Army Council.

Rear Admiral Sir Henry H. Harwood New CinC Mediterranean. c.keenlyside.

Lieutenant Com. Hussey Killed in Action When HMS Lively Sunk.

Leeds: Part of the Huge Crowd Which Listened to Mr Churchill the PM Speaking from the Steps of the Town Hall.

George VI Shaking Hands with miel Members of the Civil Defence Football Team.

Big Game a Colt by Bahram Out of Myrobelloa.

Sun Chariot The Kings Filly.

The New German Luftwaffes Blohm and Voss 141 Reconnaissance Plane - fp drawn by G. H. Davis; the title describes it as a lop sided flying freak.

British Soldiers Training at a Battle School - dp showing x8photos.

Under the Nazi Heel in Occupied France - fp showing x5photos:

French Patriots Inside a Nazi Concentration Camp.

A French Patriot Goes to His Death by Firing Squad.

A Motorist Stopped for Questioning by German Military Police.

Frenchmen Drawing their Meagre Rations inside a Nazi Concentration Camp.

The Marignan Cinema now Exclusively Reserved for the German Army.

The Nativity by Alessandro Botticelli on Exhibition at the national Gallery - fp (sepia style).

Barrage Balloon Pictures by Balloon Command Artists - fp showing x6pics in sepia style:

A WAAF Balloon Site from a Painting by Aircraftman B. P. Barton.

Balloon and Topping Up in Rough Weather by Aircraftman W. B. Bull - seascape.

Silent Sentinel by Flight Leiutenant R. Ridway of WaggaWagga Australia.

Stukas Dive Bombing Q by LAC H. F. Darrell.

Balloon Study by AC. W. Goodwin of hull.

Landing the Fish by Fl. Lt. H. W. Hailstone of London.

Page entitled Isabel Burton a Remarkable Woman showing x4pics and text: Isabel Lady Burton - Richard Burton in 1862 - Richard Burtons Sketch of the Amazon Chiftainess - Tomb of Richard and Isabel at Mortlake.

Johnnie Walker Whisky - fp back cover colour advert.

Greys Cigarettes - fp colour advert.

Plus many 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 Page by Arthur Bryant.

Isabel Burton a Remarkable Woman. Sir Richard Burtons Wife. A Biography by Jean Burton - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

The Great World War: The Russian Front Awakens - by Cyril Falls.

Books Reviewed by Charles E. Byles. sleekburnc.2305


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.

15 pages (30 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). It retains the outer advertising cover. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age. 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 are no pages missing, but 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; ebay takes approx. 10% on what I charge for P&P.


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Condition Used
Product Code 9735 (Wt 310g)
Weight 0.31kg