Product code: 17 (Wt. 301g)

UKRAINE FRONT BATTLE Louis Mountbatten RAF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Italian Front ARAKAN FRONT BURMA Leichter Ladungsträger Goliath Remote Beetle Tank ALLIED COMMANDERS Mosquito Reconnaissance Planes HEINKEL 111 GLIDER TUG


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:


Germanys New Weapon: A Captured Radio Controlled Minature "Beetle" Tank - full page (fp) front cover picture by Radio.

Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia - fp photo.

The Illustrated London News 100 Years Ago: Gwalior Captured by the British in 1844 - The Liverpool Grand Steeple Chace - from x2 engravings.

What Are They? Puzzle Pictures by RAF Aerial Cameras - a fp showing x4photos:

The Seas Movement Over Rocks at Les Pierres Nores, South of Lorient.

Genoa: A Car Park; A Coach and Bus Station; a Fly Over Road.

Taken From an RAF Pathfinder and Shows Target Indicator Containers Burstin in the Air.

A Ploughted Airfield in France to Make it Unusable; Geometrical Designs.

A Halifax Aricraft, Using Moonpath Tactics, Swoops in To Attack a U-Boat - fp from a drawing By Our Special Artist C. E. turner; the title mentions it was flown by Flight A. I. Lieutenant Sladen a pioneer of the emthod of framing a submarine in the moon's reflection etc.

Lt Commander R. P. Hichens RNVR. c.keenlyside.

Three Motor Gunboats in Line Abreast.

Lurssen Werft Bremen-Vegesack Germany Motor Torpedo Boat.

Result of Lancaster Bombers Attack at Gnome le Rhone Aero Engine Works at Limoges - fp showing x2photos before and after.

Map: General Macarthurs Advance in the Admiralty Islands in the Pacific.

Map: Marshal Zhukov's Breakthrough in the Western Ukraine Showing the Drive South of Tarnopol and Shepyetovka, to the Odessa Lvov Berlin Railway etc.

Germanys Principal Aircraft and Component Plants - fp pictorial map Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis - it shows the plants etc and what they manufacture including Ball Bearings Plant at Schweinfurt, Stuttgart etc - Aircraft Assemblies at Gotha, Brunswick etc - Freidrichshafen Junkers Assembly Plant - Daimler Benz Engines at Stuttgart - ME Assembly Plants at Regensburg - Gotha Gliders etc at Gotha - Breda Machine Guns nr Milan - Tontavera Aero Engines nr Bergamo - etc.

Allied Commanders Organised for the Liberation of Europe - dp showing x31photos of British and American Commanders in The Mediterranean and United Kingdom Organisation: General Sir Henry Maitland-Wilson - Lt. Gen. J. Devers - Lt. Gen. J. A. H. Gammell - Major Gen. W. Bedell Smith - Sir Chief Marshal Sir A. Tedder - Gen. Dwight Eisenhower - Admiral Sir John Cunningham - Gen. Sir Harold Alexander - Gen. Sir Bernard Paget - Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker - Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay - General Sir Bernard Montgomery - Lt. Gen. Omar Bradley - Air Chief Marshal Sir T. Leigh-Mallory - Lt. Gen Sir O. Leese - Lt. Gen. Mark Clark - Lt. Gen W. G. Holmes - Air Marshal Sir John Slessor - Air Marshal Sir A. coningham - Lt. Gen. C. Spaatz - Major Gen. W. Butler - Maj Gen. Doolittle - Major Gen Brereton - Air Marshal Sir Keith Park - Maj. Gen. J. H. Cannon - Lt. Gen. N. Twining - Air Vice Marshal Sir Hugh Lloyd - Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser - Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris - Air Marshal Sir Roderic Hill - Air Chief Marshal Sir W. Sholto Douglas.

Italy - double page (dp) showing x12photos with the Fifth Army:

Bombed Italian Cruiser Attendolo in Naples Harbour Used an Embarkation Jetty.

Tracks of Our Army in the Mud After an Advance.

Monte Cassino: A German Notice Proclaiming it a Neutral Zone...

View of Monte Cassino Monastery as Seen from German Lines; A Picture from Enemy Sources Showing Gaps in Walls etc

Close up of the Exterior of the Monastery Showing the Breaches Caused by Allied Bombers.

AN Historic Notification Warning Dropped by Allied Aircraft Advising Italians to reive Quit the Monastery The Day Before it The Allies Bombed It.

An Enemy Photo of a Heavy German Flak Battery in Action on the Fifth Army.

On the Anzio Beachhead: German Prisoners Marched to the Port of Nettuno.

British Gunners Manning an American 155mm Gun.

Crown Prince Umberto Chatting With Italian Troops on a Visit to the Fifth Army.

An RAF Medium Bomber Crew Use Wreckage of Enemy Planes to Make Their Tent.

US Howitzer About to be Fired in the Mignano Area,

Shot Down by Mosquitos South of Paris: Two Heinkel 111s United by a Huge Main Plane with five Engines and Two Fuselages, Towing Two Large Gotha Gliders; The RAF Pilots Are Shooting Down the Gliders then Went After the Geinkel Glider Tug - a wonderful centre dp Drawn by Captain Bryan de Grineau from a Description Given by Flight Lt. Howard Cleveland. There are rusty staple marks to centre fold. The page is loose.

The Red Army in The Ukraine - dp showing x11photos:

Red Army Tommy Gunners in Action of the First Ukrainian Front in the Heavy Snow.

Workers Busy Repairing and Maintaining Roads in the Bad Weather.

German SS Volunteers Defending a Point o the Soviet Central Front.

Soviet Supreme Commanders Inspect a Heavy Mortar Gun Captured From The Germans: Admiral Zuznetzoq aka Kuznetsov - Marshal Voronov - Marshal Zhukov - Marshal Voroshilov.

Russian Village Burnt to the Ground by Retreating Germans.

Soviet Night Bombers Returning After a Raid on Finland.

Special German Paratroops Making Their Way Through The Snow in the Nevel Zone.

Germans Preparing a Gun Emplacement i the Frozen Ground.

A Girl Controls Traffic at a Cross Roads as the Red Army Vehicles Proceed to the Front Line.

Vehicles of a German Supply Column Struggle in a Heavy Snowstorm.

Retreating Nazi Armies Commandeer Horse Drawn Vehicles.

The Photographic Reconnaissance Unit of the RAF - dp showing x9photos/diagrams (by G. H. Davies):

Diagram of An Automatic RAF Camera Mechanism.

Berlin Stereograph Photo - aerial views.

Installing an Automatic Camera into a Mosquito Aircraft - photo.

Sectional Diagram of the Reconnaissance Mosquito Aircraft.

Controls for the Camera - photo.

Mosquito Taking Low Level Photography.

Sighting Vertical Shots.sleekburnc.

Sighting Oblique Shots.

Sectional Diagram of the PRU Spitfire Which Carries Two Cameras.

Burma - fp showing x6photos:

Lord Louis Mountbatten, with Other High Ranking Officers at an Advanced HQ on the Arakan Front.

Mule Train Carrying Supplies Forsds a River on the Arakan Front.

A Punjabi Soldier with Tommy Gun on the Look Out for Jap Snipers in Thick Jungle.]

On the Assam Burma Front: Sikhs of the 7th Indian Div, at an Observation Post.

British Troops Specially Trained in Jungle Fighting Check a Body.

RAF and Captured Enemy Aircraft with RAF Markings: Junkers 88 - Messerschmitt 109g - Focke Wulf 190 - x3photos.

Maquis Guerillas of France:

Young French Patriots on Patrol Through the Snow.

French GUerilla Army Unit Drilling Under Cover at the Edge of a Field.

Maquis Tommy Gunners Training in a Mountain Forest in the Snow.

Personalities, War Leaders, Diplomats and Heroes - fp showing x9photos:

Mister Edward Stettinius Jnr Acting Secretary of State USA.

Colonel General Rotmistrov Tank Commander in the Victory of Korsum-Shevchenkovsky.

Captain Angus Buchanan VC MC.

Squadron Leader John Cunningham DFC DSO .

Mr James Fitton ARA.

Major E. M. Keatinge MP Bury St Edmunds.

London District Home Guard Command: Colonel C. G. Dalby - Colonel A. H. C. Swinton - Col. A. M. Bankier - Colonel E. J. L. Speed - Brig. L. M. Gibbs - Lt Gen Sir Charles Loyd - Lt Gen Sir Arthur F. Smith - Colonel J. Whitehead - Colonel Sir Douglas Brownrigg - Col A. C. R. Waite - Col. W. H. Wynne Finch - Col H. L. Graham - the Hon. Col. G. K. M. Mason - Lt Col. M. H. Grant - Col. Sir Philip Carlebach - Col. H. R. Oswald - Col. R. Johnston - Lt. Col. J. Jellen - Col. A. Keevil - Col. W. M. Mackenzie - Col. Hon. E. H. Wyndham - Colonel S. A. Smith - Col. K. W. C. Grand - Lt Col. I. D. Grant VC - Lt Col. F. Dongueville - Col. A. E. D. Anderson - Col. R. Dunsmore - Col. Sir Dudley Collins - Col. P. E. Colman - Lt Col. E. D. Giles - miel - Major R. B. Mason - Col. R. S. Smart - Lt Col. B. S. Horner - Lt Col. W. Garforth - Col. G. S. Hussey - Col. E. T. Brook - Col. S. H. Isaac - Capt S. R. Brooks - Major J. C. Craigie - Col. Stuart Mallinson - Major Lord Denham - Colonel Archer Phillips.

The CinC Air Chief Marshal and His Allied Chiefs in a Map Room: Air Marshal R. M. Hill - Major General W. O. Butler - Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh Mallory CinC - Air Vice Marshal H. Wigglesworth - Brig. Gen. A. C. Strickland - Major Gen. L. H. Brereton - Air Marshal Sir A. Coningham.

Canadian Officer Captain Paul Triquet, Royal 22me Regiment, Wins VC for Gallantry near Ortona.

Official Naval War Pictures Exhibition - fp showing x7pics:

Raid on Bruneval by Richard Eurich. Info. radio location.

Great Convoy to North Africa 1942 by Richard Eurich.

Convoy to N. Africa 1942 by Richard Eurich.

Infantry Landing Craft Landing Troops by Richard Eurich.

Rescue Motor Launch in Floating Dock by Stephen Bone.

RAF Air Sea Resue Launches at a Fish Quay by Stephen Bone.

War Pictures Exhibition; Battle School Scenes - fp showing x6 pictures by E. Ardizzone, and R. V. Pitchforth.

War Pictures - fp showing x7pics:

Servicing a Liberator by Charles Cundall.

Chief Controller Whately, Director ATS; by Henry Lamb - info. Leslie Violet Lucy Evelyn Whateley.

Italian Mine and Torpedo Stores at Melilli Caves, Sicily; by Lt. John Worsley.

A pathfinder by J. Perry.

Mines Stored in Melilli Caves, Sicily by Lt John Worsley RNVR.

LST's Landing Guns and Vehicles at Reggio, Italy by Lt John Worsley.

Hit Run Day Raid on Port Augusta by FW 190s 1943 by Lt John Worsley.

Science: Cooling Milk Which is Cooled for Use in Margarine - Churning the Mixture fo rthe Margarine -= Crystallising Beet Sugar Which is Treated with Lime and Carbon Dioxide - x3photos by Lever Bors and Unilever, and Sport and Country.

Harrods Loung Furniture - ¼p advert.

Rolls Royce Car - ¼p ad.

The Lads From Our Street; Salute theSoldier - for National Savings Committe - hp adv.

Fashionable man and woman - fp colour advert for Lanchester Cars (car not shown). This is the back cover of the paper; it is detached from rest of paper.

Plus other adverts.



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.

Little Ships and the Men Who Man Them; We Fought Them in Gunboats by Lt. Cmdr. R. P. Hichens RNVR - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

The Great World War: The Two Bishops - by Cyril Falls. Deals with views on aerial bombing along with other things, with mention of the Bishops of Chichester and Fulham and their different views on aerial bombing. Also mentions Marshal Radetzky - Sir James Grigg - Army Estimates - RAF - etc.

Science Page: Nutrition and Rations - by W. P. Pycraft.

Books Reviewed by K. John. sleekburnc.1103


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.

15 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. 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. Please note that I don't make any profit on postage and packing; it is done at cost; ebay takes approx. 10% on what I charge for P&P.


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Product Code 17 (Wt. 301g)
Weight 0.31kg