Product code: 1545 (Wt. 310g)
Original WW2 Vintage Newspaper.

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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:


Near Naples, Greece: American Troops Passing the Ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, and Basilica at Paestum - full front page.

Ancient Pompeii from the Air, and Entered by British Troops on Sept. 29 - half page aerial photo.

Plan of Pompeii, Providing a Key to the Aerial Photograph.

The Illustrated London News One Hundred Years Ago: Guildhall Yard and the Election of the Lord Mayor; Hustings in Guildhall for Election of Lord Mayor of London - x2pics from old engravings.

The Damage to Berlins Industries by RAF Attacks - double page (dp) showing x5 aerial photos:

Heavy RAF Bomb Damage to the Steglitz Area near the Friedenau Station.

The Mariendorf Gas Works Showing Two Giant Gas Holders Completely Burnt Out.

The Askaniawerke A.G. Premises in the Mariendorf District - info. Mariendorfer Ringstraße (heute/today: Schindler Aufzüge).

The Siemens and Halske Electrical Apparatus Plant at Siemenstadt - showing outlines (1,2,3) of various positions of manufacturing installations.

Charlottenburg and Moabit District - showing areas outlined (1-6) of Welding, Machine Tools, Range-Finders, Turbines, Auto Equipment, Welding, Accumlators, Chemical Food and Printing; plus a sweep of the River Spree. Over hp.

General William Mitchell as a Brigadier General in 1918 - a pioneer of air power.

Captain David William Bone, Commodore Anchor Line - a portrait by his brother Sir Muirhead Bone the Official Admiralty Artist.

The German Occupation of Northern Italy From Lombardy to Rome - fp showing x7photos which emanate from an Enemy Source:

Motorised S.S. Units Patrolling Almost Deserted Street in City of Pavia.

Armed S.S. Units Before the Gates of Parma, Lombardy.

Milan and Centre of Resistance to Fascist and Nazi, Italy's Second City: German Tank Passing the Famous Duomo.

Suburbs of Pavia near Milan: Heavy German Gun in a Street.

Milan: Heavy Tanks Driving Through a Crowded Street.

Rome: German Paratroops Taking Up Positions Before the Rome Ministry of Inner Affairs

Incidents in The Battle of Salerno - dp showing eleven photos:

Fifth Army in Action wiht a 155mm Howitzer of the U.S. Army at Montecorvino Shelling Enemy in Mountain Positions.

Crew of the 6 Pounder Anti Tank Gun Having Taken Out an Enemy Half Tracked Troop Carrier reive in the Distance - photo shows three U.S. Soldiers operating the gun.

USA Fifth Army Gunners Firing a 105mm Howitzer in the Naples Area Possibly Sept 14-16.

Precision Bombing by Wellington Bombers: Road Junction Towards Naples Obliterated by RAF at Castelnuovo - aerial photo.

U.S. Troops Entering a Wreced Square in Acerno , Esaming Every Door and Window for Enemy Snipers.

Near Salerno: British Troops with Fifth Army Doubling Along a Wooded Road in Pursuit of Retreating Enemy.

Remarkable Reconnaissance Photo: Mt. Vesuvius with Smoking Crater, and Naples with Bay.

Montecorvino: First Batch of German Prisoners Encaged, Including Panzer Grenadiers.

Enemy Photograph: Operations in the Salerno-Naples Area with Infantry Advancing to Attack Anglo American Unit.

German General Von Luderitz Receiving a Report of the Battle at an Advance Position Before Salerno; His Aide-ce-camp Looks Bothered.

British Bren Gunners in Front Line Trench in Action, Beyond a Smashed Enemy Armoured Carrier.

Island of Kos, Greece - x3small pics incl a map.

Landing Crafts - fp showing x6photos:

Two Allied LST's, One Flying a Barrage Balloon.

LST Driving on to a Beach at Salerno wiht Bows Open and Lowered Ramp.

Taken From Inside a Landing Craft with Lorries Approaching to Run Aboard.

Disembarking Enemy Prisoners at Sousse.

Amphibious Lorries Manned by American Troops, Disembarking at Sea off the Italian Coast.

Landing Craft Drawn up at a Dockside in North Africa To Embark a Division Which Fought with the First Army in Tunisia.

The Lighter Side of the Italian Campaign; British Humour etc - fp showing x6photos:

Flags of Britain, US and France Fly from General Eisenhowers Car as He Leaves Seventh Army HQ.

First Allied Nurses Arrive in Italy by Air Leaving an RAF Ambulance Aircraft aqt a Southern Airfield.

Lt. Charles Grant US Fifth Army, Greets Reconnaissance Patrols of British Eighth Army Headed by Lt. W. B. Short.

Commanders of Eighth and Fifth Armies Meet on Salerno Beach: General Mark Clark and General Montgomery.

All Traffic for London Straight on 1870 Miles miels on Montys Highway: Amusing Noticeboard Erected by the Corps of Military Police.

Atchung! Go Slow; Musso's Bridge Almost Finito a Signe Before an Italian Field Engineers Bridge over a River in S. Italy.

Guns in the Mediterranean and Allied, Enemy Artillery Weapons - fp showing x6photos:

Russian Dual Purpose Gun Captured by Cameronians from the Germans in Sicily x2.

Mobile Bishop Guns of Royal Artillery Regt in Action on The Salerno Front.

British 4•5 Guns Passing Outskirts of Ravello.

Allied Troops Examining German Anti Aircraft/Tank Guns i Sicily.

75mm German Gun on a Mark II Chassis Captured by British Tank Crew in Faiano Area.

Organisation Behind an 800 Bomber Night Raid on Germany - dp showing x14 drawings/diagrams drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis with Official Assistance:

Meteorological Officer.

CinC Decides.

Deputy CinC Contacts Bomber Groups.

Bomber Groups of Lancasters, Stirlings and Halifaxes etc.

Bomber Groups Operations Room.

Air Crews. .

Briefing Room.

Over the Target.


The Russian Front as the Germans are Forced to Retreat - dp showing x12 photos:

German Propaganda as the Retreat Continues

Polish Division Sworn in on the Russian Front.

German SS Grenadiers in a Cornfield in Camouflage Uniforms and Helmets.

Deserted Streets of Smolensk Greet the Liberators.

Russian Troops Lying in Wait in a Wood in the Donetz Area.

German Supply and Transport Column Heading West from Orel.

German Fog Thrower in Action, One of the Curious New Weapons Used by the Nazis.

German Radio Telephone Operator in Action in the Field.

Local Women Giving Flowers to th eLiberators of Smolensk.

German Light Artillery Gun Pulled Down a Flooded Road.

German Soldiers Wait for Their Relief While Cut Off From their Comrades During Retreat to the Dnieper.

A Sea of Bare Stumps: German Soldiers Find Cover in What Was One a Forest.

People in the Public Eye - fp showing x17pics:

French General Paul Legentilhomme.

Mr W. J. Munday of the Sydney Morning Herald, One of Three War Correspondents Killed in Italy - info. William (Bill) John Munday

Mr S. Sale of Reuter's Killed in Italy - info. Stewart Sale

Mr A. B. Austin of the Daily Herald Killed in Italy - info. Alexander Berry Austin.

Mr Bogolyub Yevtitch Former Yugoslave Prime Minister.

Duke of Palmela the New Portuguese Ambassador in London.

New Director of the WAAF Group Officer Lady Welsh, with Air Chief Commandant Trefusis Forbes - info. Ruth Mary Eldridge Welsh and Katherine Jane Trefusis Forbes.

Mr Austin Freeman the Author. c.keenlyside.

Earl of Plymouth - info. Ivor Miles Windsor-Clive.

Sir Frank Newson-Smith The New Lord Mayor of London, and Sir Samuel Joseph.

Dr F. J. W. Whipple late Superintendent of Kew Observatory and Meteorological Office.

Captain Robert Charles Lyle of The Times.

Mr Tom Newman, Professional Billards Champion, Dies.

Mr Averell Harriman to Be United States Ambassador to Russia.

Lieutenant Graham Shepard RNVR Member of the Editorial Staff of the Illustrated London News Killed in Action.

Captain the Duke of Wellington Killed in Action - info. Henry Valerian George Wellesley.

Mister Essington Lewis the Australian Industrialist.

Field Marshal Viscount Wavell of Cyrenaica and Winchester, and Viceroy Designate of India - fp from a photograph by Y. Karsh of Canada - info. Archibald Percival Wavell.

News Items of Interest - fp showing x8photos:

U.S. Coastguardsmen Rescue a Member of a U-Boat Crew in the Atlantic.

British Motor Launch Ends 3000Mile Voyage Under Sale Towards Harbour in West Africa.

The New Womens Land Army Arm Band Signifying Four Years Good Service.

WRENS, Attached to the Fleet Air Arm, Man the Foam Fire Fighting Apparatus - x3photos.

The Court, Holt, Near Trowbridge, Wilts Presented to the National Trust by Major T. C. E. Goff.

Stalingrad's Sword of Honour Completed: Experts Who Co-operated in its Manufacture Examing the Sword and Scabbard.

The Pacific War and Pictures from the New Guinea Front - fp showing x6 photos and a small inset map:

Staff Sergeant P. Hoffecker of Dover, Delaware, US in His Liberator Bomber.

A Papuan Soldier with a Bren Gun Which He Used to Attack Japanese Barges.

Wounded Men on Stretchers Being Carried on Board Allied Landing Craft at a Beach; Casualties in the Fighting from Salamaua, Lae, and Finschafen.

Papuan Soldier Who Won the Military Medal, Displaying His Skill with an Automatic Owen Gun.

Smoke in the Harbour at Wewak from American Bombs; A Raider Seen Swooping on a Ship etc.

Parachute Bombs Dropping Amongst Dispersed Japanese Aircraft at Dagua Aerodrome at Wewak.

Making an Underwater Film of Diving Technique for the U.S. Navy - a fp showing x7photos:

Film Production Unit at Work in Florida on a Film Designed to Help Training U.S. Navy Men in Diving Technique.

Director Uses a Visual Slate Underwater to Schedule a Scene; An Actor Sitting Behind Him.

Navy Diver Demonstrates Walking on the Sea Bed. sleekburnc.

Diver On His Way down to the Bed of the Lake.

Movie Cameraman of the US Navy Wearing a Diving Mask Securing a Take Underwater.

Camerman Waves Instructions to a Diver Actor.

Camerman Records a Diver Blowing Up from the Bottom, With Director Signalling His Orders.

Homes for Agricultural Workers - fp showing x8pics:

Old Cottages at Which Have Been Pulled Down to Make Room for the Present Buildings.

New Cottages Replacing the Old: Children Playing in Safety.

Entrance Hall with Sitting Room Beyond.

Exterior View of the Cottage of Mr Edwin Read: Mr Read Gardening.

Two Women in The Sitting Room.

Pegging Out Washing in The Yard.

Wide Archways Access to the Rear - children and a woman pushing a pram.

Brick Out-houses at the Rear for Coal and Wood Storage etc.

The Dispersal of Dandelion Seeds; Rubber from Russian Dandelions (Kok-Sachyz) Now Grown in Britain; Machine for Extracting Rubber from Roots etc - x11photos and Diagrams by Mr Helmuth Gernsheim.

Early 19thC Art on Exhibition at the Nicholson Gallery St James's Place - fp showing x8pics.


VAT 69 Whisky - hp.

Rootes Group - hp.

Highland Queen Scotch Whisky - hp.

Gordons Gin - ¼p.

Austin Reed Naval Officer Uniform - hp.

Waifs and Strays Society - small.

Harrods Antique Galleries - ¼p.

Firth Brown - hp showing men working in a foundary.

Ranks and Badges of the National Service Organisations: British Red Cross Cap Badge etc - St John Ambulance Brigade Cap Badge; Officers, NCO's & Privates, etc - Queen Alexandras Royal Naval Nursing Service - St Andrews Ambulance Assoc. - British Legion - RNLI - NAAFI - Air Training Corps - Womens Legion - QAIMNS - Territorial Army Nursing Service - Girls Trining Corps - Princess Marys RAF Nursing Service - Womens Junior Air Corps - etc. A full back page in colour for Dunlop Tyres.



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

A Pioneer of Air Power. Flying Crusader: The Story of General William Mitchell by Isaac Don Levine - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

The Great World War: Germany's Winter Programme by Cyril Falls.

Aspects of Planning Placing 800 Bombers over a Target in 50 Mins - caption article approx 520words. With mention of Air chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert - Bomber Command - Air Marshal Sir Arthur T. Harris - etc.

Science Page - Migrastions of Plants - by E. S. Grew

Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles.

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This is an original but USED vintage WW2 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 newspaper/magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

16 pages (32 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). It retains the outer advertising cover which is split on the spine . The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. There is a little age yellowing. The double centre page is loose. 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.

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Product Code 1545 (Wt. 310g)
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