1944 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Normandy Offensive POLISH PILOTS Ardeatino (4945)

Product code: 4945 (Wt.300)

NORMANDY OFFENSIVE Ardeatino Italy FLORENCE American British Sectors Western Front RAF TYPHOON TANK ROCKETS ATTACK Russian Offensive Poland USA Infantry Bazooka


The Illustrated London News

Original Vintage WW2 Newspaper

DATED 1944


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


Normandy: German Tank Taken Out by a Bazooka Fired by an American Infantryman on a Street of Houses - front page.

St Pauls London To Dominate the Reconstruction of The City of London - fp showing x4drawings by J. D. M. Harvey, and one photo of St Pauls from Cannon St.

Sheltering from Flying Bombs in Natural Bomb Shelter in Southern England - fp showing x6photos of men women and children, and life in the cave shelters in cliffs etc

Camille Pissarro the Artist - x6pics of the man and his paintings.

Civil Defence and Flying Bombs - fp showing x6photos:

Civil Defence Official With His Motor Cycle Loud Speaker on The Scene of Flying Bomb Incidents.

RAF Personnel Making First Aid Repairs to Damaged Houses.

Civilians, Left Homeless by a Flying Bomb, at the Billeting and Re-housing Office.

Civil Defence Medical Officer Dressing a Soldiers Injured Thumb.

Vans on the Sceen to Salvage Furniture from Blasted Houses.

Soldiers Packing Away Furniture Salvaged from Houses for their Owners.

Italy - fp showing x6photos:

Premier Bonomi and Members of The Government Leaving the Ardeatino Caves, The Scene of a German Massacre of Rome Citizens. - info. Ardeatine.

Crown Prince Umberto with Premier Bonomi Listening to a Descriptio of the Massacre at Ardeatino Caves.

Battery Commander under an Olive Tree, Records Progress of his 75mm Guns on the Eighth Army Front.

Smashed Remains of a Bridge at Arezzo with Wrecked Railway Coaches in the River. c.keenlyside.

The Royal Barge on Its Way Across Naples Harbour Where King George VI Visited Allied Naval Units etc.

George VI with Gen. Harold Alexander Leaving a Parade Ground in Italy After an Inspection of Polish Troops.

Florence Italy - dp showing x3pics:

Panoramic View of Florence as It Appeared in Mid c17thC and is the Work of Israel Silvestre the French Engraver.

Florence Looking Across the Arno to the Palazzo Vecchio and The Duomo (Cathedral); The Ponte Vecchio; The Lungarno etc. - over hp photo. Sleekburnc.

Ponte Vecchio with the Tower of the Palazzo Vecchio Behind - over hp.

Small Map: Operations in Normandy and the New British Attack etc.

Cathedral of Coutances; and the Damaged Town Hall x2pics.

Captured German Positions In the Hedgerows of Normandy fp showing x7photos incl:

Deep Trench Behind Hedgerow; Captured German Machine Gun Post etc.

American Soldier Inside a German Foxhole Tunnelled in the Earth of a Hedge Bank

Plus others.

American And British Sectors on the Western Front Normandy etc - dp showing x11photos:

American Reconnaissance Unit in the Ruined Town of Periers.

Destruction at Marigny.

Americans Entering Coutances.

Saint-Lo: An American Patrol Picking Their Way through The Ruins.

Line of Cromwell tanks Waiting on the Roadside in the Caumont Area.

Night Barrage South of Caen.

Tanks Silhouetted Against the Sky and Moving Up for the Attack on 30 Jul.

American Tanks etc Advancing Along the Road Two Kilometres from Coutances.

U.S. Troops Charging Under Machine Gun Fire; One Man Carrying a Bazooka; Another a Rifle Grenade etc.

U.S. Infantrymen Taking Cover in a Shell Hole.

Americans Advancing Down a Gully Under German Shell Fire South of St Lo.

Rocket Typhoons V. German Tanks and How the RAF and Army Co-operate n Smashing Enemy Armour - dp from drawings by G. H. Davis shwoing RAF Officer in Charge of mobile visual control post giving wireless instructions to a group of rickt firing Typhoons etc.

The Russian Offensive - dp showing x12photos:

Lublin, Poland: Russian Soldiers of Rokossovsky's Army Dislodging Germans from Fortified Houses.

Lvov: A Fleeing German Transport Column Wrecked on the Side of the Road - info. Ukraine.

View of Warsaw Which is Expected to Fall to Marshal Rokossovsky - a general view from the river Vistula.

Colonel General Ivan Maslennikov Who Captured Pskov.

An Aerial View of the Smoke Rising from Bialystok.

Narva, Estonia: General View of the Ivangorod Fortress.

Field Marshal Constantine Rokossovsky.

Zapadny Soviet Amphibious Tank Crossing the River Bug During the Drive on Warsaw.

Przemysl, Poland: General View of the City.

Riga, Latvia: General View of the City from the River.

Stanislavov - general view of a building. Info. aka Stanislaviv: Stanislawow; Ivano-Frankivsk.

Shavli, Lithuania - general view of soldiers resting their horses etc. on a street

Pilots of a Polish Fighter Squadron in Action Against Flying Bombs Over the English channel - a double centre page Drawn by Flight Lieutenant A. Horowicz of the Polish Air Force showing two Mustang Fighters taking out the flying bombs over cliffs and the channel.

Notable Figures of the Week page - fp showing x14photos:

Lieutenant Rex J. Whistler, Artist and Illustrator, Killed in Action in Normandy.

Mister G. Bede Irvin Associated Press War Photographer Killed at Saint Lo, France.

Sir Ralph Fowler OBE FRS Eminent Mathematical Physicist.

Mrs Frances Bolton Congresswoman of Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Mr F. J. Mortimer British Photographer - info. Francis James Mortimer.

Lieutenant Gen. L. J. McNair USA Army.

Colonel Gen. E. Hoppner Implicated in Plot Against Hitler - info. Erich Hoepner.

Riza Shah Pahlavi Former Shah of Persia.

Mr Montagu Collet Norman Former Gobernor of the Bank of England.

General Eisenhower Shaking Hands with General Omar Bradley.

Flight Lieutenant D. E. Hornell VC CRAF the First Canadian Airman VC of the War (posthumous).

Railwaymen of the London and North Western Railway LNWR Awarded George Cross: Driver B. Gimbert and Late Fireman J. W. Nightgall - Info. this happened near Soham.

Indian Sepoy Kamal Ram VC 8th Punjab Unit.

British Repatriates Arriving in Lisbon: British Subjects Arrive After Fourteen Days and Nights on Trains.

An RAF High Speed Rescue Launch Picking Up the Crew of a Canadian Catalina Aircraft Whosw Captain Was Awarded a Posthumous VC - aerial view of the rescue.

Concrete Sturcture in the Pas de Calais Believed to be a Rocket Site After Heavy Attacks by RAF Bombers x2pics.

St Gingolph on Lake Geneva: A Swiss Guard o Patrol after the German SS detachments Burnt the Village.

Gunners on the South Coast, Exhibiting the Compressed Air Container Which Drives the Gyroscope of a Flying Bomb, Which They Shot Down.

Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire Given to the Nation - fp showing x5pics:

Lacock Abbey x2views

The Village of Lacock: Looking up the High Street.

15th C House with Projecting Eaves at Laycock.

Village Scene at LAcock.

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street Celebrates Her 250th Birthday - dp showing x13 photos of the Bank of England at Work under war conditions:

Looking From the Sub Vault Floor Up the Staircase Well.

Various Types of Gold Bars.

Ledgers in the Record Office.

A Strong Room in the Vaults x2pics.

Women Working in the Issue Office Handling Banknotes.

Safe in the Vaults Containg Racks of £5.


Science: Ants x7pics.

Bernard Shaw on the Lawn of His House at Ayot St Lawrence, Herts.

Bernard Shaw in the Doorway of His Den (shed).

Illustrated London News 100 Years Ago (from old engravings): British Fleet off Gibraltar - - Waggons on the Road to Goodwood Races - - Arrest of HM Thahitian Consul Mr Pritchard, by the Soldiers of the French Portectorate.




The second part of the description features articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Our Note Book - by Arthur Bryant.

Camille Pissarro The Father of Impressionism. Letters to His Son Lucien - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

The Great World War: new Offensive in normandy - by Cyril Falls.

Science: The Militant Ant - And Its Analogy with German Aggression by E. S. Grew. sleekburnc. 0508

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 newspaper 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; 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. Images vary in size. There is no outer advertising page/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 other 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 therefore do not start at number 1.

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