1942 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Malta Convoy JAPANESE Andamen PACIFIC WAR Vintage Newspaper (2735)

Product code: (2735) 1/2



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:


The Destructive Power of a Torpedo from a Japanese Submarine, The Gaping Side of USA Freighter The Absaroka - full front page; a woman standing in the (prob. trick photography) damaged area with a poster stating A Slip of the Lip May Have Sunk This Ship, a warning to gossip mongers - a couple of workmen look on.

Rear Admiral Philip Louis Vian - Commanding Naval Force Covering Passage of Convoy to Malta.

The Italian Battleship Littorio Said to Have Been Hit by One of Our Torpedoes in the Mediterranean Action ....

The Mediterranean Action - The Malta Convoy:

Enemy Cruisers Sighted an Attacked.

First Phase - Smoke Screens and Firing Damaging Salvoes ....

Second Phase - The Enemy Reappears Reinforced by the Battleship Littorio ....

A Destroyer Attacks out of the Smoke Blanket Succedding in Torpedoing Littorio ....

British Squadron Bombed by the Enemy ....

The Convoy Reach the Shelter of Malta's Guns.

Full page of drawings - "Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis from Official And Eye Witness Descriptions".

The Saint Nazaire Raid:

The St Nazaire Big Dry Dock and Harbour Installations Attacked on 29 Mar by British Combined Forces - An Aerial View of the Port.

Diagram Showing the Line of Attack - small

An American Destroyer of the Same Class as HMS Campbeltown.

Part of an Admiralty chart Showing the Port and Harbour with Dock Gates Destroyed by Campbeltown Marke with Arrow.

Commander Robert E. D. Ryder IC Naval Forces - Robert Edward Dudley Ryder

The Dry Dock at Nazaire.

RAF Daylight Raids on Le Trait and Le Havre in France - Aerial Photographs:

A Daylight Raid on Le Trait on ther Seine - Bombs Hitting Ships and Workshops.

Le Trait - Bombs Bursting on The Naval Shipbuilding Yard.

Le Havre - Bombs Striking Docks Reive and a Ship.

Le Havre - Docks Ablaze.

Full page

People and Events Page:

Delhi India - General Chiang Kai-Shek and The Marchioness of Linlithgow.

Delhi - Mme Chiang Kai-Shek with The Viceroy of India the Marquess of Linlithgow.

Burma - the Chinese Army Advancing in Single File Through the Burmese Jungle.

Captain Guy Dollman The Authority on Big Game Animals.

General Sir Thomas Blamey - CinC Allied Land Forces in Australia.

Air Vice Marshal Hugh Pughe Lloyd - AOC RAF Mediterranean.

Mr William Denis Kendall - New MP for Grantham.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Inspecting the Parachute Troops After A Demonstration Landing a an RAF Bomber Station.

HMS Trident the Submarine Which Torpedoed the QPrinz Eugen" - Seen Alongside her Parent Ship.

Full page

Our Modern Vulcans - Secret Workshops Under Construction in a Quarry - "Drawn by Our Special Artist Captain Bryan de Grineau From Sketches on the Spot":

A Workshop Under Construction Underground in a Quarry - full page.

A Woodland Quarry and The Hidden Subterranean War Factory Where Thousands Work - The Entrance.

women Working in the Workshop Tunnels with Air Shafts and Fluorescent Containers Overhead.

Our Modern Vulcans - A Subterranean Factory Control Room, The Nerve Centre, The Works Manager Watches Exact Production Reports - full page

British Mark IV.a Cruiser Tank on A Transporter.

Mechanism of a German Tank Transporter - Drawn by "Our Special Artist" ...

Specialised Aircraft in War:

The Ju87a Stuka Dive Bombers.

The Straight Acute Angle of the Stukas.

Famous Bombers: German Ju88; Russian S8-RK; American Curtiss SB-20-1; American Vultee Vengeance; British Blackburn Skua Fleet Air Arm; American Curtiss 77 S-BC4 Helldiver Biplane.

Dive Angle Lines painted on Cockpit of a Ju88.

Torpedo Planes: British Swordfish - British Albacore - British Beaufort with Torpedo Stowage - German He11k - German Seaplane HE115 - Italian Savoia 94 - Japanese Fiat BR20 Type - Japanese 96 For Use off Carriers.

Russian Aircraft with Bomb Impulsers ....

Ground Attack Aircraft: Russian Stormavik - American Airacobra Single Seater Fighter - Russian Iliuchin Fighter bomber - full page drawn by G. H. Davis with caption article

Author of St George or the Dragon - Lord and Lady Elton with Their Son Rodney at Their Home.

Royal Air Force Bomb Cologne: Before and After Photographs of Factory Buildings - full age

A Japanese Landing Force - A Drawing Typical of the Methods of a Japanese Invading Force with Convoyed Warships and Aircraft Carriers. Troops Shown Landing From Self Propelled Barges. Lighters Bringing Supplies Miel Ashore - a wonderful double centre page - from a drawing by C. E. Turner "From a sketch by an eye-witness Mister Ivon A. Donnelly Made by him from personal observation of a Japanese landing in China " - there are staple witness marks to centre of double page

HM Submarine Talisman Flies her Jolly Roger Recording Her Successes Against the Enemy - The Officers and Man Aboard Their Ship.

Crew of the Submarine Utmost with Their Jolly Roger - Officers and Crew.

Five Men's Emergency Rations for a Tank - Petrol Stove, Bully Beef, Baked Beans and Biscuits.

Butch MC an RAF Armoured Car Squadron Mascot Killed in Libya - Butch the Dog on His Masters Armoured Car.

Dog Hero Receives the Canine VC - Bacchus the Dog of a Free French Submarine.

Four RAF Fighter Pilots Receive the Order of Lenin - M. Maisky Shaking Hands with Wing Commander Ramsbottom Isherwood Leader of the Wing in Russia - Also Squadron Leader A. H. Rook - Squadron Leader A. G. Miller - Pilot Officer C. Haw.

Human Guinea Pigs Used to Find an antidote for Mustard Gas at London Homoeopahtic Hospital - Volunteers, A Woman and Two Men, Are Blistered on Arm by Nurses - there is a doctor in the photograph, possibley Dr Lees Templeton

An Admiralty Chart of Port Moresby, South New Guinea, An Australian Tobruk Which Has Defeated Japanese Air Attacks - full page with two inset photographs, Pagu Hill Wireless Station, and General View from the Port - info. Pot Mosbi in Tok Pisin Papua New Guinea

Utility Clothes for Men and Women and Furniture for the Bombed Out:

Womens Wartime Fashions - Two Suits Made of Utility Maerial On View at Bush House.

New Hats for The Wrens - Petty Officer and Two leading Wrens.

Some New Styles for Men and Women. sleekburnc.

Back View of the Mens Utility Suit With Lack of Buckles ....

A Bedroom with Camp Beds, Folding Chair etc.

Kitchen - Furniture on Loan.

British Soldiers at an Assault School - Seven photographs showing the assault course and soldiers training - full page

Torpedo's Intricate Mechanism and Firing Mechanism -:

Section of a 21inch Torpedo - Sectional Diagram.

Deck and Submerged Type Torpedo Tubes.

Torpedo Being Fired from a Destroyer.

How the Correct depth is Kept.

The Motive Power and Steering Controls of a Torpedo - Sectional Diagram.

The Swordfish Torpedo Plane Used by the Fleet Air Arm.

Submarine Underwater. c.keenlyside.

Vulnerable Parts of a Battleship.

Double page of drawings by "Our Special Artist G. H. Davis"

Pigmy Aborigines of the Andaman Islands:

An Andaman Islander Headman.

Andamanese Fishing - spearing fish and turtles with long bamboo harpoons.

An Englishman is a Guest at a Native Turle Feast.


A Flimsy Outrigger Canoe forTurtle Fishing.

Pigmies, Women and Women on Board a Ship.

An Andamanese Dance.

The Andaman Islands Seized by Japan:

Corbyn's Cove near Port Blair.

Chatham Island in Port Blair Harbour.

Small Bay in Blair Harbour, with A Village in the Distance, Where Ticket of Leave Convicts Support Themselves.

The Cellular Gaol, The Big Indian Penal Settlement at Port Blair Where Convicts are Incarcerated - Ross Island in the Background.

Art - The Tate Gallery Latest Aquisitions:

Rochester by Charles Spencelayh.

The Breeze by Thomas Lowinsky.

Girl at the Piano by Duncan Grant

Portrait of Ames Stephens by Sir William Rothenstein.

Expulsion From the Garden of Eden by Cyril Mahoney.

The Little Servant Girl by Mark Gertler.

An Unidentified Subject by Henry Fuseli.

Sides of Beef by James Ward.

Full page

Malta The Most Bombed Isle in the British Empire:

After An Air Raid - Malta Carries on with Business as Usual - street scene; one of the shop sign shows "L. Micallef - Flower Seller and Hire of Plants and Artificial Wreaths".

Workers Entering One of the Deep Rock Shelters After an Alert Sounded in the Dockyard.

A View Across the Islands During An Air Raid.

hurricane Fighters Lined Up Ready to Take Off.

Kingsway in Valetta - street scene showing various bombed out shops etc

Science Page: Four Toed Jerboa - Tree Kangaree - Cape Jumping hare pedetes Caffer.

The Hon. Robert Boyle 1627-1691: Bell Punch Company - half page advert

Bridge Building Simplified - the Butterley Standard Unit Bridge of Ripley Near Derby - advert

Reynolds Tubes and Rods Etc - advert



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.

Insight, Sanity and Hope "St George or the Dragon" by Lord Elton; An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

Pigmy Aborigines of the Andaman Isles.

The Great World War: Armoured Warfare by Cyril Falls.

The World of Science by W. P. Pycraft.

Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles. sleekburnc.0404


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.

Sixteen pages (32 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. The red outlined outer advertising cover is loose and detached down middle; I have put this inside the pages. 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 charge me 10% on P&P.


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Product Code (2735) 1/2
Weight 0.21kg