1944 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Flying Bomb ROKOSSOVSKY Siapan Pacific MINSK War  (5491)
1944 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Flying Bomb ROKOSSOVSKY Siapan Pacific MINSK War  (5491)
1944 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Flying Bomb ROKOSSOVSKY Siapan Pacific MINSK War  (5491)
1944 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Flying Bomb ROKOSSOVSKY Siapan Pacific MINSK War  (5491)
1944 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Flying Bomb ROKOSSOVSKY Siapan Pacific MINSK War  (5491)

1944 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW2 Flying Bomb ROKOSSOVSKY Siapan Pacific MINSK War (5491)

Product code: 5491 (Wt. 250g)

Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky CHERBOURG Flying Bombs PEENEMUNDE POLISH RESISTANCE Saipan Marianas Pacific MINSK Russian Front GERMAN E-BOAT


The Illustrated London News

Original WW2 Vintage Newspaper

DATED 1944


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:


Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky CinC 1st White Russian Front - frontispiece full page (fp) From a Portrait by Professor Arthur Pan announcing his promotion by Stalin on his liberation of Bobruisk and the drive south of Minsk.

German E-Boat: A Naval Mosquito Craft with Torpedoes - fp showing x3 drawings/sectional diagrams of the boat Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis.

The Illustrated London News One Hundred Years Ago: Margate Seafront and Cliffs - Emperor of Morocco Giving Audience - x2pics of old engravings.

The Four Cherbourg Forts Which Were the Last to Surrender - double page (dp) showing x8 photos:

View Along the Outer Cherbourg Breakwater with the Fort AtTthe End, Which was the Last One to Surrender.

The Damaged Cherbourg Breakwater.

Fort at One End of the Outer Breakwater with an Undamaged Gun.

German Defenders of the Fort Seen Waiting at the Entrance for Their American Captors Advancing Along the Breakwater.

Another of the Four Forts.

Inside one of the Forts An Interpreter and Tow American Soldiers Searching for Wounded Members miel of the Enemy Garrison.

After the Surrender: A Wounded German Soldier Being Lowered into a Launch Manned by German Sailor Prisoners.

A Launch, Manned by German Sailor Prisoners, Bringing Up an American Doctor, To Collect the Wounded from The Last Fort.

Arvid Fredborg the Author of Behind The Steel Wall.

Coat of Arms of Princess Elizabeth - Coat of Arms of Princess Margaret x2.

The Campaign In Italy - fp showing x7photos:

Panorama of the Tescio Valley, Perugia.

Chiusi: After the Capture, South African Soldiers , Walking Down a Rubble Filled Street.

Assisi: Locals People and Priests Walking Down The Via Del Seminario.

Bridge 70 Miles North of Rome.

On the Road to Ficulle with the Eighth Army: French Self Propelled gun Used by the Germans, and Abandoned.

General View of the Countryside.

German Vandalism: Two Barges of The Roman Emperor Caligula Destroyed near Gonzano; The Steel Supports Alone Survive.

The Liberation of Caen by British and Canadian Troops - dp showing x4photos:

The Northern Suburbs of the Devastated City.

Main Street in Caen Immediately After the British and Canadian Troops Entered - hp showing soldiers and civilians standing on a street; rubble and de4stroyed house behind etc.

Motor Cycle Troops Driving into Caen Along a Shell Pitted Road.

Soldiers, Sergeant at the Head, Moving Through a Corn Field Outside the City.

Map of France and The Low Countries Illustrating the Advance of Russian Offensive June 22-Jul 7 in 1940.

The Flying Bomb Sites at Peenemunde Attacked by the RAF - fp showing x5 aerial photos.

Desturctive Powers of the Flying Bomb - fp showing x5photos:

Guards Chapel Interior, Wellington Barracks After Being Hit by a Flying Bomb - x2.

Flying Bomb in Flames After Being Shot Down by a Biriths Fighter in the South of England.

Path of the Flying Bomb by Night Being Held in a Search Light.

Flash of a Flying Bomb Blown up by the Gunfire of AA Gunners .

Flying Bombs Plotted on Map Tables, With Control Officers Directing Fighter Pilots to Interception Points - fp Drawn by Flight Lieutenant H. W. Hailstone.

The Lay-Out of Launching Installations of Flying Bombs in Northern France - dp Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis: A Camouflaged Flying Bomb Site in a French Wood - Map Showing Rough Idea of the Launch Sites in the Pas de Calais Area - Launching Ram Camouflaged into the Lay-out of a French Village - Launching Ramp Diagram - Flying Bomb.

Londons Underground Shelters: Bunks in an Underground Shelter - Red Cross Nurse and Wardens n Duty - Canteen in Underground Shelter.

Copenhagen, Denmark: Demonstrators Blocking the Street Where A Department Store Was Fired by Patriots, Whose Owner Was Accused of Co-operation With the Nazis.

A Midget Motor Cycle on the Burma Front Airfield.

The Latest Photographic Reconnaissance Spitfire.

Polands Underground Army - fp showing x7photos:

Blessing the Standard of the 23rd Regiment Coalled Wolyn.

Unit of the Polish Underground in the VIlno District Receiving Last Orders Before an Attack. Info. Vilnius.

Camouflaged Forest Hut Belonging to a Commander of a Fighting Unit.

Soldiers of the 77th Regiment With Peasants Living in the District of Nowogrodek, Attending Open Air Mass. Info. Navahrudak

Snowy Village Near Nowogrodek: A Messenger on Horseback,]

Hotel Europe is the Name Given to This Forest Hut.

No. 9 Unit in Action Near Zamosc.

The Red Armys Advance in Minsk and Other Shattered German Lines - dp showing x11photos:

Column of German Prisoners Being Marched out of Liberated Minsk.

Damaged Buidings in Minsk.

Citizens of Minsk Welcoming Troops of the Red Army.

Red Army Men Talking to Women in the City.

General View of Minsk, Capital of the Soviet Republic of White Russia,

The Soviet Flag Being Hoisted at Minsk.

Vilna, Capital of the Lithuanian People.

Battalion of Red Army Infantry Attacking West of Minsk Where German Divisions Were Swept Back.

Soviet Tanks Advancing Through Finnish Defences o the Karelian Isthmus.

Citizens of Minsk Watching Their Homes Being Burned by the Germans Before the Russian Troops Arrived.

Red Army Troops Fighting in the Streets of Polotsk, The Northern Bastion of Hitlers Broken White Russia Line.

Amphibious Operations in the Pacific, and US Troops Capture Saipan Island the Japanese Stronghold in the Marianas - dp showing x10photos:

US Marines Approaching the Beach at Saipan in Various Types of Landing Craft.

American Troops Advancing Along the Beach at Saipan.

Amphibious Tractor Advances Through the Surf Towards Saipan.

U.S. Navy Bombers Bombing Japanese Installations at Tanapag Harbour.

Aerial View of Aslito Airfield in Southern Saipan, Taken Before the Field Was reive Attacked by Bombers.

Japanese Seaplane Base at Flores Point, Saipan Island Being Bombed by U.S. Navy Aircraft.

Village of Charan-Kanoa Which Was Wrecked by US Warships Before the Main Invasion Assault.

First Wave of US Marines Going in to the Attack.

US Marines Digging in After Advancing From the Beaches.

Ruined Japanese Tank Put Out of Action: Dead Japanese Soldier Lies Next to the Smouldering Tank.

Personalities and Events of the Week - fp showing x10photos:

Major William H. Smith Who Invented the 3inch Smooth Bore Mobile Gun.

Wing Commander J. E. Johnson - info. James Edgar Johnson aka "Johnnie".

The Rev. Dr. J. Moore Ferguson Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of England.

General Ivan Chernyakhovsky Commander of The Red Army on the Third White Russian Front.

The Duchess of Kent with Her Children Prince Michael, Princess Alexandra and Edward The Young Duke of Kent.

Field Marshal Von Kluge Supreme Commander in the West.

General De Gaulle With President and Mrs Roosevelt at the White House.

Field Marshal Von Rundstedt Retired by Hitler in Favour of Von Kluge.

Sir Bernard Montgomery on a Visit to HMS Rodney with Captain H. Fitzroy Captain of the Ship: Three Cheers.

German Nurses, Captured in Cherbourg, Waiting to Be Returned to the German Lines.

US Ninth Air Force Using Gliders: Trailing a Hook, The Tug Aircraft, a Douglas Dakota C47 Skytrain, Automatically Hooks on to the Towing Cable of the Waco Glider - fp drawn by C. E. Turner From Details Supplkied by the U.S. ninth Air Force. The caption article (140wds) mentions Colonel Glynne M. Jones of 9th Troop-Carrier Command.

Reykjavik, Iceland; Hot Water Supplies; Declares Independence - dp showing 12photos:

Central Heating in Iceland and The Hot Spring Area at Reykir.

Close up of a Hot Spring at Reykir Where the Hot Water is Sold at About One Shilling a Ton in Winter - two men watching the operation.

Men Insulating the Mains Hot Water Pipes with Turf.

Hot Water Pipes Being Fitted with Concrete Lids for the Central Heating Used for Most of the Houses in Reykjavik.

Re-Laying the Roadway After the Hot Water Conduit Had Been Laid Outside Cafe Florida in Reykjavik.

Valves Fitted to the System on a Street Corner. sleekburnc.

Thingvellir: View of the Tent City Where the Ceremony for Icelands INdependance Took Place.

Mister Sveinn Bjornsson Appearing on the Balcony of the Althing Parliament Building After His Election.

President Sveinn Bjornsson the Former Regent, Signing the Oath of Adherence.

Bishop of Iceland, Most Rev. Sig. Sigurdsson, Blessing the Gathering Beore the Meeting of the Althing.

Another View of The Tent City at Thingvellir.

Reykjavik: Crowds Gathered to Hear Speeches After the Ceremony at Thingvellir..

Camiguin in the Philippines a Mushroom Volcano Which Was Photographed by Dr Tempest Anderson in 1913; Photo by courtesy of the Yorkshire Museum - small photo.

Monte Nuovo in the Bay of Balae, Italy - from an old engraving.

Range of the Cordilleras Forming a Background to Santiago Chile - photo.


Fairey Swordfish Torpedo Bomber Taking Off (or landing) on an Aircraft Carrier - fp advert showing hp colour scene by Frank Wootton; advert for The British Aricraft Industry. This page is loose and formed the inside back cover.

Johnnie Walker Whisky - fp colour advert showing a farming scene; loose as above.

Fp of adverts incl: Standard Cars - Schweppes Table Waters - etc.

Fp of adverts incl: Gowhall Ltd - Austin Reed - Thornycroft - etc.


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.

Inside Germany - berlin 1941-43 Behind the Steel wall by Arvid Fredborg the Berlin Correspondent of the Swedish paper Svenska Dagbladet - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

The Great World War: Offensives on All Fronts - by Cyril Falls.

Flying Bombs - various caption articles etc. Info. Aka V-1 - Doodlebug - Buzz Bomb - Kirschkern - Maikafer.

Science Page: The Building of a Mountain Range – by E. S. Grew.

Books Reviewed by W. R. Calvert. sleekburnc.1507


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.

Fifteen pages (30 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. There is no outer advertising cover unless stated. 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.


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Product Code 5491 (Wt. 250g)
Weight 0.25kg