1943 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW1 Churchill U-BOAT Bombers Cologne SIKORSKY (39)

Product code: (39) Wt 251


The Illustrated London News

Original WW2 Vintage Newspaper

DATED 1943


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:


Freeman of the City of London: Mister Churchill at the Mansion House - full page (fp) of Winston Churchill talking to the Lord Mayor Sir Samuel Joseph (side/back of head view of SJ).

Actual Size Drawings of a Variety of Shells and Bullets in Use by Aircraft of the Warring Nations - a double page (dp) of diagrams drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis showing British 40mm Shell - Russian 32mm - German 15mm Mauser Shell - American Shell -Vulnerable parts of a German Tank - Guns Mounted on Planes - etc.

Illustrated London News One Hundred Years Ago - x4 small engravings from a newspaper of 1843.

USAF Medical Evacuation by Air Transport Ambulance Planes - fp showing x2photos:

Stretcher Cases Being Loaded into a Douglas Combined Transport Ambulance - half page (hp).

Inside a Douglas Transport Ambulance with Stretchers in Position - hp.

Page titled Breaking Virgin Ground in Australia 1844-5. "Strange New World" by Alec Chisholm. An Appreciation by Sir John Squire showing within text:

Map of Central and Eastern Australia Showing Route reive Followed by John Gilbert and Ludwig Leichhardt 1844-5.

Charlie Fisher and Harry Brown Natives of the First Leichhardt Exped - from an old sketch.

Ludwig Leichhardt in Bush Regalia, With a Bottle Tree in Background - from a sketch by J. F. Mann.

Gilbert Memorial in St James Church, Sydney.

Page titled Men Awarded the VC Since Last September:

Private A.Wakenshaw, Posthumously for Gallantry at Mersa Matruh.

Sergeant Q.G.M.Smyth for Gallentry at Alem Hamza.

Sgt Keith Elliott of New Zealand for Gallantry at Ruweizat.

Lt Colonel C.C.Merritt - The Dieppe Raid.

Major P.Porteous - Dieppe.

Captain R.Sherbrooke RN - on HMS ONslow.

Flight Sgt.R.H.Middleton of Australia, Posthumously - Stirling Raid on Turin.Info.Rawdon Hume "Ron" Middleton.

Flying Officer L.Manser, Posthumously - Manchester Bomber Raid on Cologne.

Lt Col.V.B.Turner - Western Desert.

Corporal J.A.French of Australia, Posthumously - at Milne Bay, New Guinea.

Private Bruce Kingsbury of Australia, Posthumously - New Guinea.

Major H.W.Le Patourel - In Tebourba.

HAvildar Parkash Singh, Punjab Regt - at Doubaik, Burma.

Wing Commander H.Malcolm - Airfield attack at Chouigui, Tunisia.Info.Hugh

Lt.Col.Derek Seagrim, Posthumously - on the Mareth Line.

Cdr.J.W.Linton RN - Command of HM Submarine HMS Turbulent.

Captain F.T.Peters RN, Posthumously of HMS Walney in Oran Harbour.

Lt Col.Lorne M.Campbell - at Wadi Akarit, Tunisia.

Wing Commander G.P.Gibson - Lanchester Bombers Which Breeched the Mohne and Eder Dams.Info.Guy Penrose Gibson.

Subadar Lal Bahadur Thapa, Gurkha Rifles - at Wadi Akarit. c.keenlyside.

Lt W.A.Sandys Clarke, Posthumously -on the Guiriat el Atach.

Major J.T.McKellar Anderson - Taking Longstop Hill.Info.Djebel el Ahmera and Djebel Rhar, Tunisia.

Allied Pacific Offensive - three small maps: Chart of Trobriand Island - Cart of Nassau Bay Papua, New Guinea - Chart of New Georgian and Rendova Island West of Guadalcanal.

The Sinking of a U-Boat by an American Liberator After Dropping Depth Charges - x3photos.

Typhoon Fighter Bomber: Hawker Typhoon in flight - Typhoon Bomber on the runway - Two RAF armourers loading the plane with bombs - x3pics.

Page titled Killing the U-Boat - x5pics:

Sunderland Aeroplane Making Its Attacking Run.

Depth Charges Explod Around the Hull of the Submarine.

U-Boat Survivors, Many Wearing Mae Wests, Swimming in the Oil and Foam on the Water.

Sectional Drawing of a German U-boat by G. H. Davis.

Depth Charge in the Wake of the U.S. Coastguard Cutter Spencer Escorting a Convoy, As She Attacks a U-Boat.

Canadian Destroyers Brig The Convoy to Its Destination - fp.

DP titled Woolworth Carrier Kills a U-boat; HMS Archers Atlantic Achievement and How the Escort Carrier Archer Made Her Kill in the Gap x12photos, and drawings by G. H. Davis:

Broadside of HMS Archer.

Captain J. I. Robertson RN of The Archer Talks to Vice Admiral A. L. St. G. Lyster.

Survivors of the Crew of the Uboat.

U-boat Survivors being Taken on Board the Destroyer HMS Escapade.

HMS Archer Picking Up Survivors from the Sea.

One of the Crew of the German U-Boat Blindfolded and Wrapped in a Blanket on Board Escapade.

Lieutenant H. Schauffel the Only Officer to Survive the Sinking of the U-Boat ON His Way to a Prison Camp.

British Escort Carrier HMS Archer Accompanying a Convoy in Miel Mid Atlantic - drawing by G. H. Davis.

A Swordfish Dispatched from HMS Archer - drawing. sleekburnc.

Uboat Being Attacked by an Aircraft - drawing.

Germans Manning Their Guns on the Uboat - drawing

Crippled Uboat - drawing.

Episode of the Cologne Visit: A Fierce Night Battle High Above the Clouds, With Enemy Fighters Intercepting Bombers, Their Targets Defined by the Illumination of the Northern Lights - a wonderful centre double page Drawn b Our Special Artist, Captain Bryan de Grineau From a Description Given by a Flying Officer of a Polish Squadron Who Took Part in the Raid on Cologne.

A Full Laden Glider Towed Across The Atlantic by RAF Transport Command - fp showing x6photos:

Flight Lieutenant W. S. Longhurst Captain of the Dakota, with Flt. Lt. C. W. Thompson.

Glider Landing at an RAF Station After the 3500Miles Tow Across the Atlantic.

Squadron Leader R. G. Seys Captain of the Glider, and Sqd. Ldr. F. M. Gobeil Co-Pilot, Examines the Nylon Tow Rope.

The Tug and Glider ON Their Way to Britain From Montreal.

The Large Wing Span of the Glider at the Start of the Flight on a Montreal Runway.

Unloading in England: The Hinged Nose Opening.

Polish General Wladyslaw Sikorski With His Daughter Mme Sophia Lesniowsa, Killed in an Air Crash: The General With His Daughter in the Grounds of Mena House Hotel, Cairo - fp page including two inset photos of two others killed in the air crash near Gibraltar; Maj. Gen. Klimecki and Colonel Victor Cazalet.

Aerial Photographs of Allied Bombers Dropping Bombs - dp showing x6photos:

RAF Ventura Bomber Over Flushing Attacking Shipbuilding Yards.

RAF Bombs Bursting in a Daylight Raid on Rotterdam Shipyards.

Bombs Dropped by an RAF Mitchell Bombers on a Brest Airfield.

Bombs Dropped by a Flying Fortress on an Italian Liner in the Mediterranean.

Damage at Spezia Italian Naval Base AFter RAF Lancaster Attacked.

Released at a Height of About Five Miles Above Target: Bombs Seen Exploding and Others Falling on the Ferry Terminus at Messina, in Sicily - fp.

Types of German Warplanes in Use by the Enemy on Various Battlefronts: Junker JU90-5; Blohm and VO55 by 222 Flying Boat; Henschel HS129; Messerschmitt ME 323; Junkers JU86p; Messerschmitt ME210 A1; Heinkel HE 177 - wonderful dp with sectional diagrams and drawings by G. H. Davis.

Mr Churchill After Receiving the Freedom of the City, Meets the Sheriffs.

An Invasion Barge Passes a Tram on a Stage of Its Journey to Some Unknown Destination.

Mme Chiang Kai-Shek Addresses Assembled Member of Both Houses of Parliament in the Commons Chamber, Ottawa, Canada.

Occasion of Prince Michaels First Birthday: Duchess of Kent with Her Children Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael.

China's First Lady Mme Chiang Kai Shek Chats to Queen Qilhelmina of Netherlands and Princess Juliana in Canada.

Details of the New Electron Microscope - another wonderful fp drawing by G. H. Davis from information supplied by the National Physical Laboratory.

Paintings by J. Van Der Capelle, Rembrandt, F. Wheatley and J. B. Pater - fp showing 5pics.

Famous Portraitists Sir T. Lawrence, George Romney, John Hoppner, Holbein, F. Bol, J. M. Nattier,T. Gainsborough - fp showing x9pics.

An X-Ray Photograph of a Fractured Tibia and Fibula of the Leg PHotographed Through the Thomas Splint.

Casting Which After Being Examined By X-Rays Was Sectioned in Order to Disclose the Fault.

Radiograph of the Casting Shown Above: the Dark Elongated Shadow Reveals the Position of the Flaw in the Metal.

Booths Dry Gin - hp advert.

Nuffield Organization - hp.

Highland Queen Whisky - hp.

Loewe Pipe- small.

Appeal for Tobacco for POWs.



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.

The Great World War: New Allied Pacific Offensive - by Cyril Falls.

Science Page - X-Rays in War - by E. S. Grew.

Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles. sleekburnc. 1007


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.

Original Newspaper 15 pages (30 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). 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. There is no outer advertising cover. The centre page is loose; the spine/fold is detached part of the way up on the front and back pages. The images, photos, drawings, diagrams, maps 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 other pages missing, apart from advertising cover, 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.


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Product Code (39) Wt 251
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