1945 WORLD WAR 2 Magazine POTSDAM Japanese Surrender ATOMIC BOMB Berlin (4120)

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Sixteen page issue (32 sides) of:
A Magazine Detailing Events in the Second World War
DATED 1945

It is printed on a light quality paper priced 6d.- A cheaper option to some of the more popular illustrated magazines of the day, such as Illustrated London News etc. but more down to earth and detailed - Please see condition/dimensions report at end of the content description.

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

Chinese Border Province of Yunnan Where the Burma Road From Lashio Joins the Highway to Chongqing: Chinese Sentry at Kunming - full front page showing a smiling Chinese soldier at a stop sign.

Map: The Japanese Homeland etc.

A Perspective Drawing or Map Showing How Far Tokyo is from The Russian Port of Vladivostok.

Lieutenant General Sir Alan Cunningham

Major General Neil M. Ritchie

General Sir Claude Auchinleck

Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery

Lieutenant Gneeral Sir Oliver Leese

Lieutenant General Sir Richard McCreery

A Jungle Naval Air Station: Troops Entertained by Miss Paula Green at a British East Indies Fleet Air Station, with a Seafire Aeroplane as the backdrop - half page

An inset photograph of a "Wounded Jap at a portable surgical hospital during the advance n Pinwe".

Burmese Sappers Working SContinuously for Three Days, Hauling Sections of a Bailey Bridge Across the Pegu Canal - half page.


Rounding Up Remnants of the S.S. Hiding In South East Austria: A Patrol of 2nd Battalion London Irish Rifles Stationed at Toplitz See (Toplitzee) Searching the Mountains

2nd Battalion London Irish Rifles Who unearthed a Large Quantity of Ammunition in a Fires Station.

Gratz: General C. E. Weir Commander 46th Division Addressing Crowds in the Haupt Platz

Vienna: British Armoured Cars Pass the Karlskirche

Units of Admiral Halsey's 3rd US Fleet off the Japanese Coast

HMS Argonaut at the US Navy Yard, Philadelphia: One of the After Gun Turrets Being Lifeted Out Complete with Turntable - full page photograph by US Navy Official

The Potsdam Conference at Cecilienhof Palace: Mr Clement R. Attlee - President Truman - Generalissimo Stalin - Admiral Leahy USN - Mr Ernest Bevin - Mr James Byrnes USA - M. Molotov.

Map: Provisional Boundaries of the New Poland as Agreed at the Berlin Conference - half page map also showing Germany, Czechoslovakia etc. with a table showing the areas in Germany and Poland that are controlled and administrated by various countries egBritish American French Russian.

Potato Queues and Black Market in Berlin - full page:

A Woman Examines Her Food Coupons To Use in The Bomb Damaged Adlon Hotel.

British Army Lorries Arrive With German Grown Supplies at the Station of Spandau.

Zehlendorf: Loads of Potatoes Dumped on the Roadside Being Weighed and Sold Against Coupons - the photograph shows a woman shovelling them into a sack ready for weighing; men women and children wait patiently in a queue.

Berlin Policemen Link Hands to Round Up Vendors Suspected of Black Market Selling in the Gardens of the Blitzed Reichstag.

A British Army Warning Poster Against Drinking Untreated Berlin Water.

The Battle Cruiser HMS Renown: King George VI and |President Truman Walking on the Deck of the Ship After Having Met for the First Time.

HMS Renown: Officers and Ratings Watch the US Cruiser Augusta Sailing DEown Plymouth Sound as She Carried President RTuman and Staff to the USA After the Potsdam Conference.

Map: Addu Atoll, Maldives - small.

Royal Marines Setting Up a Base in the Maldives at "Port T" in 1942.

Maldives, Port T and Camouflaged Gun Positions Set Up by Royal Marines in 1942.

New Lightweight Rifle of No. 5 SEAC Troops with 8inch Bayonet and Grenade Position x3 images

Burma and Torrential Rain:

Burma: Men of the SEAC Cross a Paddy Field Close to the Pegu Canal.

Men on Patrol Near Pegu Canal.

Corporal R. Kemp of London, Knee Deep in Mud, Washes Mud From His Clothes After a Patrol.

The United Nations Conference on International Organization UNCIO Which OPened in San Francisco - Double page:

President Truman Addressing the Delegates.

President Truman Examines the Bulky Charter.

Earl of Halifax Adding His Signature to The Charter.

Delegations Stand to Record a Unanimous Vote of Approval of the Charter.

Some of the Signatures Recorded in the Book.

Balikpapan in Borneo: Mortar Crew of the Australian 7th Division in Action - full page photograph by Australian Official showing the soldiers in wreckage strewn village or town.

Admiral Chester Nimitz USN CinC Pacific.

Life in Rangoon Burma After the Japanese Occupation - full page:

Demolishing Blast Walls Out of a Civic Building.

Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith the Governor of Burma and Lieutenant General F. A.M. Browning.

Pupils Attending a Class in the Open Air.

Lieutenant Colonel Steele Perkins Adminstrative Officer Maymyo Interviedwing Native Mother and Her Children at a Refugee Camp.

Labourers Carrying Baskets of Rice From Paddy Fields of the Shwebo Plain.

General De Gaulle Visiting the Devastated Streets of Brest - full page showing him walking through the ruined streets with many people walking alongside waving the Tricolor

Sir Charles Darwin, Descendant of the Victorian Biologist, Member of the National Physical Laboroatory.

Sir Edward Appleton Head of Britain's Department of Scientific And Industrial Research.

Sir George Thomson an Authority on the Atom.

Niels Bohr Professor of Theoretical Physics at Copenhagen.

Transition from Warplanes to British Homes - full page showing the building of Prefabricated Houses:

In the Erecting Shop of an Aircraft Factory Workers Assemble roofs.

Sectional View Showing Roof, Bathroom, Living Room Doorway.

Kitchen Panel with Refrigerator and garbage shoot.

A Howard Type Prefab Takes Shape on Site - two children watch as the two storey house is being erected.

Royal Marines Laying Drains For The New Houses at Orpington in Kent

Pasco, Washington DC and a General View of the Handford Engineering Works, One of the Plants Which Helped the U.S. to Produce the Atomic Bomb.

Colonel Paul W. Tibbets the Pilot of the Super Fortress Which Dropped the First Atomic Bomb on Japan.

Brigadier G. J. S. Chatterton Who Inspired the Formation of the British Glider Pilot Regiment.

Glider Pilot Training: Landing Target for Glider Pilots Demonstrated at a Briefing During Training.

Operation Barleycorn the name Given by the British Military for The Harvest in Germany: Former Members of the Wehrmacht Accompanied by Lady Helpers Leaving a Farm After Work in the Ruhr, Accompanied by a Girl on an Accordion.

Small Map: Tristan Da Cunha Island

Surgeon Lieutenant Commander E. J. S. Woolley RNVR and His Wife Officiating at the Commissioning Ceremony at Tristan Da Cunha Which Was Commissioned as a Ship, HMS Atlantic Isle; A West African Surf Boat Used as a Token for the Island - the photograph shows the whole ships company, the Tristan Defence Volunteers (Home Guard) , Lt. Cmdr. Woolley and his wife with others.

British Intercepter Fighter Plane, The Seafire, Operating Over Japan - aerial photograph looking down on the

Full page showing the Flying Boat Base at Korangi Creek, Karachi entitled Flying Boat Base for War on Japs and Locusts - three photographs:

An RAF Catalina Flying Boat Hauled up the Slipway for Maintainence Check.

Aerial View of RAF Catalina and Sunderland Aircraft Lined Up at the Base - photograph shows the base and surrounding areas.

Air Vice Marshal C. E. N Guest CBE RAF Transport Command Group Operaing in India and Burma - inset photograph.

Air Chief Marshal Sir W. Sholto Douglas CinC British Air Forces of Occupation in Germany - with others.

Members of the New British Cabinet - full page:

Herbert Morrison.

Ernest Bevan.

Arthur Greenwood.

Hugh Dalton.

Sir Stafford Cripps.

A. V. Alexander.

Lord Jowitt - info. William Allen Jowitt.

J. Chuter Ede .

Viscount Addison - info. Christopher Addison.

Lord Pethick-Lawrence.

G. H. Hall - Info. George Henry Hall.

J. J. Lawson - Info. John James Lawson aka Jack

Viscount Stansgate.

Joseph Westwood.

George A. Isaacs

Emanuel Shinwell.

Ellen Wilkinson.

Aneurin Bevan.

Tom Williams. Info. Thomas

Brussels, Belgium: Troops of the Guards Armoured Division Marching Along the Rue de la Regence Towards The Palais de Justice.


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:

Russia and the Declaration of War with Japan.

Article by Charles Gwynn - The Army

Article by Francis E. McMurtrie - The Navy

The Berlin Conference at Potsdam by Henry Baerlein

A Secret War Port on The Maldive Islands - with mention of Addu Atoll - Royal Marines - HMS Emerald - First Royal Marine Coast Regiment and Maintenance Company MNBDO - Lieutenant Colonel W. B. F. Lukis - Devon and Kent Batteries - Gan, Hitadu (info. Hithadhoo) and Midu (Medu or Meedhoo) Islands - Hera (Herathera) and Wiringili (Villingili) Islands - Queen Mary Ship.

Goebbels and His Attempt at Peace Terms with the Russians Near the End of the War; article by Ossian Goulding of The Daily Telegraph - with mention of The Nazi Reich - Lieutenant General Peter Kosenko - Colonel General Nikolai Berzarin - Hitlers Chancellery - General Weildling - General Kosenko - Unter den Linden - Major General Vladimir Antonov.

The San Francisco Conference - by Peter Hume

Article by Hamilton Fyfe

The Atomic Bomb - with mention of President Truman - General Carl Spaatz - Oranienburg nr Berlin - President Roosevelt - Mr Churchill - Mr C. D. Howe of Canada - Uranium Supplies - Oak Ridge, Tennessee - Hiroshima - Sir Edward Appleton - Lord Rutherford - Sir J. J. Thomson - - etc.

Eye Witness Accounts:

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Japan with Accounts by Colonel P. W. Tibbets and Captain W. Parsons - with mention of Hiroshima - Alamogordo in New Mexico - Super Fortress Bomber - Major Ferebee - General L. R. Groves - Dr Conant of Harvard University - General Thomas Farrell.

An Account by Edward Denny of the Commemoration at Stedham near Midhurst for Glider Pilot Regiments.

The Germans In the British Zone of Germany by John Fortinbras.

Tristan da Cunha Now an Important Meterological and Radio Station - by Lieutenant Comdr. E. J. S. Woolley.

The Western Desert and the 8th Army Men - an account by Squadron Leader Derek Adkins RAF.

The War in the Air by Captain Norman Macmillan - with mention of Hiroshima and the Atomic Bomb - Major General Leslie Groves - Colonel Tibbets US Army Air Force - U.S.Navy Ordnance Captain William Parsons - Marianas - Okinawa - Third Fleet - Kure - Tokyo Nogoya Areas - Honshu - Sendai Bay - Hokkaido - Leaflet Drop Warnings - Aomori - Nishinomiya - Ogaki - Tsu - Hakodate - Miyakonojo - Urawa - Tottori - Iwakuni - Chiang Kai-shek - General MacArthur and Spaatz - Soviet Union - Changchun - Kirin - Seishin - Rashin - Magasaki - etc.

General Article with mention of Sir Giffard EL Q.Martel - Lord Reith - Charles Graves - British Manufacturers - British Watch Industry - Clerkenwell - The Reunion des Gastronomes - Waiters - Londons Buses - The BBC.

Plus many caption articles.


This is an original USED magazine 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 four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 285mmx220mm (11.25 x 8.5 inches) approx. This magazine is an original and used issue, not printed on the best of quality paper, but it more than makes up for this in terms of written content with many images. There is age yellowing and spotting/foxing and some marking. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. There are some creases etc to corners. There are handling marks to the edges. The photographic images, sketches 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. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The descriptive text in my listing, 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. Supplier

Condition Used
Product Code 4120
Weight 0.1kg