Product code: 2245 (Wt. 300g)
Original WW2 Newspaper

Vought Sikorsky Helicopters TUNISIA 8th Army TRIPOLI 1st Army TANKS Water Divining RAF Mareth Line UKRAINE


The Illustrated London News

Original WW2 Weekly Newspaper

DATED 1943

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photos, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Nelsons Portrait of Emma Hamilton - front page.

Illustrated London News 100 Years Ago: Temple of Somnauth in Bombay India - - View of the Interior of the Temple x2pics.

Vought Sikorsky Helicopters Join With War on U-Boats - full page (fp) showing x5pics:

Helicopter Operating from the Water.

Amphibious Helicopter Rising Vertically From a Car Park.

Helicopter Hovers Stationary While a Piece of Luggage is Loaded into a Wire Tray oh nthe Nose x2pics.

First and Eighth Armies in Tunisia - double page (dp):

Churchill Tanks in Action in the North African Front.

Men of a First Army recce Regiment in their Carriers near Sejenane.

Enemy Positions Near Sejenane Bombed.

Nazi Bombers Attack Bone, in Tunisia.

German Mark II Tank Destroyed During Batle in the Kasserine Pass.

German Mark III Destroyed in the KAsserine Pass.

German 88mm Gun and the American M7 Tank Destroyer.

Recce Regiment Take a German Paratroop Prisoner During Mopping Up Operations.

Deserted Medenine: After the Germans Had Abandoned The Town to The Eighth Army.

General View of Medenine.

Foum Tatahouine at Town Occupied by the Eighth Army Advancing into Tunisia.

Grenadier Guardsmen Reconnoitre with Their Bren Gun Carriers.

Small Map: German Counter Offensive in the Donetz Basin Showing Limit of Russian Advance etc.

Small Map: Soviet Advance Towards Smolensk on Upper Dneiper.

Large Scale Contour Map of the Mareth Line, The Tactical Objective of the Allied Operations in Tunisia - fp map Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis. Places and positions market include: Melah Defence Lines - Railways - Mareth Line with Double line Pill box Forts - Djebel Maelab - Ketena - Miel - Gabes - Railways - Ksar Rebosten - Gulf of Bou Grara - Island of Djerba - Gourme - Gule of Gabes - Matmata or Ksour - Mt Saikra - Ksar El Djoumea - Rhar El Jani Mountains - Ahmed Bou Ali - reive - Medenine - Menaffa - Wadi Fessi - Ben Gardane - Chermessa - Choumerassen - etc.

Montgomery at a Thanksgiving Service Outside Tripoli - fp showing x2photos:

Eight Army Service: Montgomery Reads the Lesson - half page (hp).

General View of the Service Conducted by Rev. F. Llewelyn Hughes Asst. Chaplain Eighth Army.

How Kingee Georges Aeroplane Was Saved by Meru Tribesmen on the Slopes of Mount Kenya: Aerial View of the plane Ready To Take Off - fp showing the runway and track levelled by the tribesmen; explanatory caption article beneath photo.

Page entitled "His Guardian Angel - Identification of Nelson's Highly Treasured Portrait of Lady Hamilton.....": Inscription in the actual handwriting od Lady Hamilton on the back of Schmidt's Portrait of her painted in 1800 - - Schmidt's Portrait of Horation Viscount Nelson - x2pics.

Behind the Lines Scenes From north Africa - fp showing x6photos:

Training: A Precautionary Explosion Teaches this Soldier to Be Wary of Booby Traps.

Platoon Instructed in the Use of the British 6-Pounder with Bren Gun Attached to the Barrel For Target Practice.

Captured German Disinfector Repaired by a British Hygiene Section.

The Disinfector in Action: Two Men Having a Shower in the Desert.

Mercedes Benz Vehicle Captured From the Enemy is One of the Biggest Seen in the Desert.

An RAF Sergeant Who Flies with a Spitfire Squadron, Bargains with an Arab for Some Eggs.

Latest Type of High speed Launch Used by Air Sea Rescue Servie of The RAF to Save Airmens Lives.

HMS Matchless a New Destroyers Gallant First year Record at Sea.

Desert Troops Woudned in the north African Advance, Home again for Hospital Treatment.

Member of the Royal Observer Corps in the New Uniform. c.keenlyside.

One of Rommel's Reconnaissance Troops Digs Himself a Bed in the Snads of North Africa Desert.

Serbian Mountains: Column of German Prisoners Being Marched to Internment After Capture by Yugoslavian Guerillas.

Party of Libyan Arab Policemen, Deserters from the Italian Army, Ride into The British Lines to Give Themselves Up.

An Impressive Scene at an Indian Training Centre Where Recruits Undergo Instruction.

Three Japanese Raiders \over Calcutta, Shot Down by an RAF Fighter: Indian Boys Inspecting the Wreckage of One of the Planes.

Second Japanese Aircraft Bagged Over Calcutta by an RAF Fighter.

thire Wrecked Jap Machine in a Ploughed Field nr Calcutta.

Members of a Chinese Task Force, Trained by American Officers, on Duty in India.

Famous Tanks Respected by the Axis: the Churchill, Sherman and The General Grand - double centre showing sectional diagrammatical drawings by G. H. Davis. The page is loose with rusty staple marks to centre fold.

RAF Bomber Command Air Raids on Essen - dp showing four aerial photographs of the city with their targets and the effects of the raid in the area of Krupps, etc.

Ministry of Works Designs for Cottages and Houses - fp showing x6drawings with explanatory article beneath.

Rommels Hut at El Daba:

Where Rommel is Supposed to Have Lived and Worked When Axis Forces Occupied El Daba: Interior

One of the Remarkable Paintings on the Walls of Rommels Hut titled Verfranztof The HQ.

Another of the Paintings: Das Haut Bin.

Another Wall Decoration: A Peaceful Native Scene.

Water Divining Solves an RAF Supplies Problem in the Desert - fp showing x4 photos showing an RAF Dowser with his Diviners Hazel Twig or Willow etc.

Personalities and Events of the Week page:

Major C. A. J. Martin Awarded George Cross.

Commander Richard Cayley k.a. Harmonica Dick is Missing on Submarine P.311.

Wing Commander R. C. PorteousLEader of a Tank Buster Squadron in the Western Desert.

Major W. Le Patourel Awarded the VC for Actions in the Tebourba Area of Tunisia.

Dr Laurence Binyon the Famous Poet. Sleekburnc.

Mister J. P. Morgan the American Financier.

Colonel D. Clifton Brown the New Speaker.

Sir Alfred Baker of the London County Council.

Sir Philip Chetwode of the Red Cross, and Constable of the Tower of London.

HM Submarine UMBRA and Commander Lt MAydon at rieve the Periscope.

Men Who Shot up a Nazi Convoy: Sub. Lt. The Hon. J. V. Fisher - Lt. K. Gemmell - Sub Lt. W. M. Brown.

Commanding Officers of MGB's From Three Countries Help to Rout E-Boats in North Sea: Lt. C. A. Burke of Toronto - Lt. J. S. Price from Blackpool - Lt. C. V. Dale from Sydney Australia.

Britains Mobile Infantry: Modern Motor Battalion in The Field Going into Battle, With Reserves Moving Up in Support - a wonderful dp drawn by Capt. Bryan De Grineau showing all the positions with explanatory article and table.

How Britain Gained Supremacy in the Mediterranean - dp showing 10 Paintings by Our Special Artist C. E. Turner

When Admiral Cunniungham CinC and the Action off Calabria with HMS Warspite, Aircraft Carrier Eagle Attack the Enemy in Jul 1940.

The Fleet Air Arm Attacking the Italian Battle Fleet on 11 Nov 1940.

Fight off Crete 1940 with HMA Cruiser Sydney in Action Against Bartolomeo Colleoni Which She Sank.

HM Cruiser Ajax in the Battle of Cape Matapan 1941.

HM Aircraft Carrier Illustrious in a Battle off Malta 1941.

Night Battle off Matapan 1941. Keenlyside

At Crete April 1941 Showing Violent Enemy Luftwaffa Attacks.

At Crete May 1941: Royal Marines Finally Withdrawn from the Beaches Where They Sustained Appalling Losses.

Rear Admiral Vian's Light Cruisers and Destroyers on Convoy 1942 and Attacked by Italy's Main Battle Fleet.

Clump of Giant Bamboos Dendrocalamus giganteus x2.


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: Germany's Donetz Basin Offensive by Cyril Falls.

His Guardian Angel: Identification of Nelsons Highly Treasured Portrait of Lady Hamilton. By Sir Geoffrey Callender Dir. Of National Maritime Museum.

Science Page by E. S. Grew: Bamboos.

Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles. sleekburnc. 2003


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.

14 pages (28 sides) It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. The images vary in size. There is no red outer advertising cover. 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, so 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. Sometimes the newspaper would have supplements which were numbered specially (eg. roman numerals or such like).

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 .

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Product Code 2245 (Wt. 300g)
Weight 0.3kg