1945 WW2 Magazine (3120) WAR Petain MERCHANT NAVY Berlin POTSDAM U530 U-boat

Product code: 3120
A magazine detailing events in WW2. Free UK postage on this item.
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This is an original but '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.

A sixteen page issue (32 sides) of:

A magazine detailing events in World War Two

……………………. 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 report at end of descriptions.
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:

Winston Churchill Shakes Hands with President Truman on the Eve of the Big Three Conference at Potsdam - front page.

The Pacific: British Pacific Fleet Carrier Hit by Jap Suicide Planes - photographic image shows aircraft carrier in flames.

Naval Air Arm Pilot Commander F. Charlton Landing his Plane, a Corsair, which is on Fire on Another Aircraft Carrrier.

A Walrus Amphibian Plane Which Swooped Down to Rescue a Shot Down Pilot of an Avenger under Fire from Jap Coastal Batteries: The Injured Pilot Being Helped from the Plane on the Deck of the Carrier.

U.S. Marines Invading Theya Shima Collecting a Cartload of Young Goats.

Borneo and Men of The 9th Australian Division Taking Cover From Mortar Bombs.

On Tarakan Island off Borneo a Japanese 7.5 Coastal Gun Captured - Australian soldier standing next to it.

Clearing Up in the Tarakan Area: Troops Clearing An Abandoned Dump of Enemy Naval Equipment etc. Consisting of Paravane and Mines.

Labuan - Australian Artillerymen Taking Equipment.


Sherman Tank Halted by Steep Bnaked Watercourse in Burma.

Bridging Tank on the Move x3 .

The Mystery of the U530 German U-boat in Argentina - full page:

The U-boat on the surface inside the Breakwater at Mar del Plata Just Before Surrendering to Argentine Authoroties.

Submarine Commander Captain Otto Wermoutt and Crew Being Taken Ashore.

The Naval Attaches from the British and American Embassies Examine the Submarine.

The First Aerial Photograph of the City of London Since 1939 - a full page showing the devastated areas around St. Pauls, the GPO Telephone Exchange etc. The caption also mentions Mr W. S. Morrison Minister of Town and Country Planning.

Awards to Members of The Merchant Navy:

Captain Thomas J. Lacey OBE of the S.S. Defender - For Services in the Mediterranean.

Chief Officer John Allerton MBE of S.S. Sampa.

Second Officer G. R. Hughes MBE of Motor Vessel Harpagus.

Apprentice Harry M. Fortune BEM - for Assisting Wounded After Being Torpedoed by Japanese Submarine in Indian Ocean.

Charlottenburger Chaussee Berlin: British Victory Parade - full page:

Mr Churchill in Berlin's Charlottenburger Chaussee with Field Marshal Maitland, FM Wilson, FM Montgomery, FM Alexander, Mr Eden, Major General Lyne. Keenlyside

Salute fired by the RHA at the Parade Entrance.

Armour Passing the Base included Self Propelled 25 Pounder of the Desert Rats.

Photographs by Planet News, Central Press.

The Potsdam Conference - full page:

Round the Conference Table: Mr Churchill - Generalissimo Stalin - Clement Attlee - Mr Eden, and many others.

U.S. Secretary of State Mr James Byrnes.

Stalin Saluting the Guard of Honour of Scots Guards.

Mr Eden Chatting with Mr Molotov and Mr Gusev Soviet Ambassador to GB.

Mr Churchill with Dinner Guests Mr Truman and Stalin.

HMS Glowworm Laying a Smoke Screen Before Ramming the Nazi Cruiser Admiral Hipper - Photograph Taken from the German Vessel - the caption also mentions Lieutenant R. Ramsay RN - The Glowworm's Captain Lieutenant Commander G. B Roope RN. Reive

Special Device Known as the Ark Used in Burma.

Locomotive from the UK Leaving a LST for its Journey via French Quay Rails to an Allied Base.

Sachel Court, Alford, Surrey is to be the Hub of Springbok Village.

Pages entitled This Was Hitler's Legacy to Berlin! - eight photographic images:

Brandenburg Gate Marking the Boundary Between Britihs and Russian Zones: Field Marshal Montgomery with Marshal Zhukov and Marshal Rokossovsky at the Medal Ceremony.

British Troops and Vehicles Parade Down the Charlottenburger Chausee.

Winston Churchill with Mr Eden as they Drive Paste the Shattered Reichstag in a Military Police Jeep.

Mister Churchill Leaves his Jeep to Walk through the Streets with Only a Couple of Detectives and a Handful of Military Police.

Mr Churchill Gives the Famous V-sign to British Soldiers and Sailors as he Leaves the Ruins of the Chancellery with His ATS Daughter Mary.

Churchill With His Daughter Mary At The Entrance to the chancellery on the Wilhelmstrasse Which Lies in the Red Army Sector, With his Russian Guide. Miel

The Reichstag Building from the Air.

The Ruins of Anhalter Station.

Stretcher Bearers in Papua Named by the Australians as Fuzzy Wuzzy Angles.

 Full page entitled Desert Rats Hoist Their Proud Sign in Berlin:

British Occupation Troops Queuing Up at a NAAFI Mobile Canteen Under the Charge of Cpl. Harvey, Who Followed the 7th Armoured Division to Final Victory - it shows the NAAFI / EFI Mobile Canteen Wagon parked near the Brandenburg Gate.

Sign to Remind People How Long The Route to Berlin Took.

British And Americans Queue for Dinner While German Children Wait Expectantly for Tit-bits.

Photographs, British Official, Planet News, Associated Press.

Full page entitled Petain, Marshal of France, on Trial for HisLife:

Marshall Philippe Petain at the Palais de Justice in Paris Brought to Trial on a Charge of Treason, Listening to The Witness M. Paul Raynaud Giving Evidence.

M. Andre Mornet the Public Prosecutor.

Marshal Petain Sitting in the Courtroom with His Hat and Gloves on a Table in Front of Him.

Police Entering the Palais to Clear the Court After an Angry Exchange Between M. Andre Mornet and the Defence Council.

Members of the Dutch Cabinet: Professor P. Lieftinck - Mr H. Vos - Professor W. Schermerhorn - Mr H. A. M. T. van Kilfschoten - Mr Drees.

Windmills Generate Electricity for Rural Areas Near the Hague with a Crater in the Foreground Made by A Misfired V2 Rocket .

Rotterdam: Unloading Allied Food Supplies for the Dutch.

Small Netherlands Child With Clothing Sent From Britain.

Works of Art Were Removed by German Order From the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam to Strong Rooms at Paasloo near Steenwijk.

German Anti Tank Obstacles at the Seaside Resort of Scheveningen.

RoyalVisit to The Isle of Man and Ulster:

King George and Queen Elizabeth Preceded by Sworkd Bearer, Wal from St John's Chapel to Tynwald Hill.

The King and Queen Accompanied by Princess Elizabeth at The Opening of the New Parliament at Stormont, Belfast.

Happy Youngsters Seated on the Walls of Londonderry waving Flags as The King, Queen, Mayor and Bishop of Derry Walk Past - the royal party walking up a back lane.

The Pigeon William of Orange Dropped at Arnhem by Parachute with Airborne Troops on 17 Sept 1944 and Flew 260 Miles Back to Britain.

Army Pigeons Being Demobilized Include Some Who Flew for 21st Army Group Throughout Europe: Being Released for Their Final Flight From Berlin to Britain.

Birds of the Mobile Section in Portable Lofts.

Captain Caiger Offers a Tit-bit to One of the War Pigeons Wearing the Specially Designed Carrier on its Back .

The Arakan Front: Private John Bache and Sergeant W. Meadows of 7th Division of the 14th Army Collect Supplies Dropped From the air When The Division was Cut Off.

Plane Land Here Now the Ground Signal Formed with ParachutesWhich Had Brought down Supplies to Wingate's Chindits Which Penetrated Jap held Territory inBurma: The Words Spelt out in a Clearing.

Brunei After Attack by RAAF Beaufighters and Liberators.

Flying Fortresses Parked Wint to Wing at a Replacement Depot near Munich inthe U.S. Occupied Zone of Germany Wait to Go East to Attack Japanese Targets - full page photographs from Associated Press.

The Elections:

Right Hon. Clement R. Attlee Invited by the King to Form a new Government.

Counting Votes at St Pancras, London.

A Volunteer Belgian Girl for Domestic Work in British Hospitals Is Issued with Her British Identity Card Before Being Posted: With an Interpreter.

The House of Commons Chamber Destroyed by German Bombs Being Restored in Its Old Style.

The Pyramids Egypt: Men of the Royal Signals Unit Recording Their Votes in the General Election .


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:  

Article by Sir Charles Gwynn.

Article by Francis E. McMurtrie - Naval.

Article by Captain Frank H. Shaw of the RNVR.

British Maquis Were Ready for Invaders - story about the special battalion of the Home Guard, and The Special Duties units.

The Last Fight of HMS Glowworm.

We Ferried Invasion Trains to France - the War Office, Transportation Service etc.

The Merchant Navy and National Union of Seamen HQ facility at Sachel Court,Alford received funds from the South African Navy War Fund - the article mentions Doris Hare - Charles Jarman etc.

Article by Hamilton Fyfe - Australia and The War.

An article by E. H. Cookridge on the Rebuilding of Holland.

Carrier Pigeons Demobbed.

Sinking A Jap Cruiser in Malacca Straits - Articl by Commander H. G. de Chair RN of HMS Venus.

Receiving End of the Jungle Supplies Behind Japanese Lines - article by Cpl L. J. Wells.

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. 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.

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.

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Condition Used
Product Code 3120
Weight 0.1kg