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An Original Magazine

Detailing Events in the Second World War

DATED 1945


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


Entering St Pauls Cathedral: George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret on the Steps Outside about to Enter the Cathedral - full front page

Full page on Celebrating the Japanese Surrender:

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek Broadcasts to China from Chongqing.

Paris: United States Troops Selling Newspapers in Aid of the Red Cross.

New York Times Square Celebrations

Cairo: British Service Men and Women Scanning the Latest Newspapers.

Rangoon: British Troops Hear the News of the Japanese Surrender from The South East Asia Command (SEAC) Radio Car.

Manila, Philippines: Seven Days Earlier Filipinos Hailing Russia's War Declaration.

Lord Louis Mountbatten Supreme Allied Commander SEAC and his Chiefs of Staff Draw Up Surrender Terms for the Japanese in Burma: General Sir William Slim - General Raymond Wheeler US Forces - Lord Louis - Admiral Sir Arthur Power - Air Marshal Sir Keith Park - Lieutenant General F. M. Browning.

Full page showing The Japanese Envoys at Manila Receiving Their Orders:

Manila: Japanese Surrender Delegation Filing Down the Gangway from the USAAF C-53 Transport Plane.

General Kawabe Bows as He is Presenting His Credentials to General E. Richard Sutherland.

Nichol's Field, Manila Airport: Japanese Surrender Envoy Escorted off the Runway by Major General C. A. Willoughby.

Major General S. J. Chamberlain in Charge of All US Staff Engaged in Occupation Plans.

Small Map Showing Where Allied Troops Were First Landed in Japan

British and Australian Prisoners, Survivors of the Torpedoed Japanese Transport Ship Rakuyo Maru, Being Rescued from the Sea in the Marianas by the U.S. Submarine Queenfish.

Southampton The Queen Mary Home to Her Peacetime Berth For the First Time Since 1939 After Service as a Troopship - full page showing an aerial view of the liner and the surrounding Southampton docks etc.

The Removal of Nazis from Norway - full page showing four photographic images:

King HAakon Inspecting Allied Troops Outside the Royal Palace, Oslo on VJ Day.

Abraham Vidkun Quisling the Former Leader of the Norwegian Nazi Party in Court on the Opening Day of His Trial.

Soldiers Burning Stacks of Nazi Propaganda Material.

Ex-members if the Wehrmacht en route for Germany Embarking at a Norwegian Port.

Full page entitled Jap Resistance Flickers Out in the Sittang Bend - four photographs;

Five Men with The 14th Army East of Toungoo in Burma.

General Sir Claude Auchinleck CinC India Speaking with Men of the Royal Tank Regiment.

IN a Fox Hole a U.S. Field Service Volunteer Tending a Wounded Gurkha.

Hunger Weakened Japanese Supporting Themselves With Sticks, After They Were Captured.

Radar Equipment Known as ELSIE Used in Conjunction with Ack Ack Searchlights.

Radar Equipment for Shooting Down Flying Bombs Demonstrated in Hyde Park, London .

ATS Women, A Predictor Detachment at Action Stations.

ATS Giving Gunners Instructions to Fire.

Canadian Designed Radar Set in a Rotating Cabin on a Trailer.

Royal Navy Dummy Ships: A Replica of the Carrier Hermes at Scapa Flow in 1940, Flanked by Dummy R Class Battleships.

Southend Pier: A Pier Ship, The Well Kept Secret - it shows gun crew pulling on their coats while racing to action stations on the approach of enemy aircraft heading for London.

Whitefield Memorial Church, Tottenham Court Road Completely Destroyed by a Rocket Bomb on 25 March 1945 - two photographs showing the before and after views of the church.

Karl Hermann Frank The Sudetan German and Instigator of the Wiping Out of Lidice, in His Prison Cell.

Small Map of Sudetenland, Once More Czechoslovakian. c.keenlyside.

Crowds in Piccadilly Circus the Day After the Prime Minister Broadcast that Japan Had Surrendered - full page photograph by Topical Press.

Double page showing three photographic images entitled Their Majesties Drive in State to Open Parliament While a Multitude of Citizens Assemble to Rejoice.

Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery Drives in Triumph Through the Streets of Lambeth to the Town Hall.

St Pauls Cathedral Floodlit.Keenlyside

The Tower of London Floodlit.

Photographs by Keystone, Fox and Central Press.

Appeal for Help Getting in the Dutch Harvest:

Leonard Marsland Gander the War Correspondent.

At an Amsterdam Labour Exchange: British Troops Offering Their Services as Harvesters to Dutch Farmers.

In Response to a Broadcast Appeal by the Netherlands Prime Minister: British Soldiers Operating Machinery and Helping Get in the Harvest.

A British Soldier Pulling Flax in The Netherlands.

Young Netherlanders Wave Goodbye and Thanks to Departing British Soldiers.

Mulberry Harbour Caissons Being Used in the Erection of Permanent Houses at an Experimental Site in Middlesex - full page showing men working on a building site with the framework etc.

Berlin and Maintaining Communications for Allied Press Correspondents at the Conference : Golden Arrow Wireless Sections of Royal Signals Maintaining Radio Links, A Berlin Operator Taking Down a Message from London - plus another photograph of the operator at the London End.

Full page on the operation to clean up the Rhine for peacetime traffic:

Remains of the Hindenburg Bridge at the Tourist Centre of Rudesheim near Wiesbaden.

Helping Clear the River for Traffic, a Huge Crane Employed on the Hindenburg Bridge.

Fixing a Large Fragment of Wreckage onto the Crane.

An Explosion Blasting a Passage Through the Central Spans of the Bridge.

From U.S. Official photographs.

Homebound to The USA:

Aboard the Queen Mary Liner: Men of the US 30th Infantry Division About to Leave Southampton for New York.

A Trucked Stripped to Its Minimum Ready for Loading by Crane on to a Crate for Shipping to the US.

German POW Helping to Render Rustproofing of the Ignition System of a Truck.

Crated Vehicles at Ashchurch, Gloucestershire Ready To Be Transported to a British Seaport for the Onward Journey to the USA.

A Victory Bonfire in Londons West End.

Dustbin Men Clearing Up The Debris from the Celebrations the Night Before

Monty With the Mayor at Lambeth Town Hall After Receiving the Freedom of The Borough.

Bombs from Avenger Torpedo Bombers of the Naval Airm Arm Making Odd Patters as They Showered on a Japanese Escor Carrier in The Shido Bay Area of N. Shididu Island in The Ryukyus. Miel

The Via di Nona in Rome: The Black Market. sleekburnc.

Denmark Remembers The RAF: Mr Wedell-Heinen Unveils a Memorial in a Forest North of Copenhagen to Our Airmen. The caption mentions Flight Lieutenant R. H. Thomas, Flying Officer G. J Allin, Wing Commander H. M. Kerr.

Full page entitled This Is the Atomic Bomb in Trial and Practice - Four photographs of various stages of the atomic bomb during test at Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The Right Hon. Joseph Benedict Chifley The New Prime Minister of Australia.

The Whaling Factory Ship The Norhval Launched at Haverto on Tees, Yorkshire.

Rehabilitation Treatment: Two Officers Who Had Lost Limbs Operating a Treadle Lathe at Horton Emergency Hospital Surrey.

At The Signing Ceremony to Prevent War Criminals from Evading Justice: Justice Jackson of USA - Lord Jowitt of GB - General I. T. Nikitchenko of USSR.

UNRRA Council Meeting Holding Its First Council Meeting Outside the North American Continent - the caption mentions MR Ernest Bevin - Lord Latham - Mr H. Lehman.

Radar Tower: Known as Chain Home Low Stations, Towers Erected at Strategic Points Along Our Southern and Eastern Coast to Puck Up Echoes of Low Flying Enemy Aircraft - full back page showing one of the towers on the coast. Info. This is of the CHL installation at Hopton-on-Sea.



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:


An article on The End of War (in general) with subtitles: A Bomb to Ende Bombs - - Had Hun or Jap First Used the Atom - - Atomic Power Applied to Peace - - The Dawn of a New Era.

Article by Major General Sir Charles Gynn with mention of Japan's Surrender - General MacARthur - Mr Churchill - Russia - Field Marshall Montgomery - Atomic Bomb - etc.

Japan's Surrender - with mention of Manila - General MacArthur - President Truman - Baron Susuki - War Minister Anami of Japan - General Sutherland - Rear Admiral Sherman - Lt. General Kanda - Lt. General Savige - Louis Mountbatten - Field Marshal Count Terauchi - HMS Duke of York - Sir Bruce Fraser - Sir Bernard Rawliungs - Tokyo Bay.

Article By Francis E. McMurtrie on the Navy.

Radar in the War with mention of Sir Robert Watson Watt - Mister H. Dewhurst - Mr W. S. Eastwood - Mr Churchill - Mr L. H. Bedford - SCR 5845 - Contribution by Jap Inventors - ELSIE - Lord Cherwell - Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder.

RN Dummy Warships.

Hitlers Plan For Britain with mention of Field Marshal Von Brauchitsch - A.P. Dispatch from Hamburg.

The Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia To Leave - Article by Henry Baerlein; with mention of Hitler - Bethmann Hollweg - President Masaryk - Karl Hermann Frank the Sudeten German Bookseller - Dr Hubert Ripka.

Articles by Hamilton Fyfe.

The Royal Signals in Germany by Captain Martin Thornhill MC.

Eye Witness Accounts include that of:

Sub Lieutenant A. D. Ash RNVR on operations against the Sakishima Group in the Formosa Kyushu defence Chain etc.

Alexander Clifford of the Daily Mail on Mob Law and Gangsters in Italy. John Redfern of the Daily Express and Freedom of The Borough of Lambeth for Montgomery. Sleekburnc.1409



Sixteen pages (32 sides). 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.


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Product Code 5120 (Wt. 120g)
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