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Maralinga Australia Atomic Explosion Tests PORT LOUIS MAURITIUS Oxford Bypass SUEZ CRISIS Eoka Cyprus ISRAEL JORDAN VIOLENCE




The Illustrated London News

DATED 1956

Weekly Issue: 26 pages (52 sides)


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:

Maralinga South Australia: The Explosion from a British Atomic Bomb Test - full page (fp) frontispiece showing the mushroom cloud and buildings in the foreground. Caption article beneath.

Portrait of the Great Keyboard Composer Domenico Scarlatti.

Princess Margaret's Visit to Mauritius: Port Louis Scenes - fp showing x6photos.

The New German Luftwaffe: New Jet Bearing the Familiar Iron Cross Being Handed Over at Furstenfeldburck, Bavaria.

Scene at the Unveiling of the Cassino Mamorial, Italy by Lord Alexander.

Canada: Mr C. D. Howe, and Mr L. Frost Premier of Ontario Turning over the First Sods for Canada's First Nuclear Power Station at Des Joachims.

The Flag of Ghana.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary: Queen Mother Presenting a Medal to Nurse Anne Craig.

Dr Charles hill Talking From London on the First Public Telephone Call to Cross the Atlantic Underwater Cable.

Newly Laid Submarine Telephone Cable Link: Mr C. F. Craig President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. Speaking from New York to Postmaster General In London.

the Suez Crisis at The United Nations Security Council: Sir Pierson Dixon etc. - fp showing x2photos.

EOKA in Cyprus:

Leading EOKA Terrorists: Grivas, Poliviou, Markos Drakos, and others.

Overturned Vehicle in Which Mrs Mary Holton of the WVS, and Private C. V. Read Wilts Regt. were Killed.

Lerda Street Nicosia: Two British Police Sergeants Lie Dead on the Pavement, While a Wounded Third Fires After the Gunmen - the caption mentions Sgt H. B. Carter and Sgt C. J. Thoroughgood who died, and Sgt W. I. J. Webb.

Jordan Israiel Border Violence:

Party from the Congress of the Israel Archaeological Society at Ramat Rachel Just Before The Shooting Incident.

Two Israeli Soldiers Pass a Dead Jordanian in the Husan Area.

An Israeli Armoured Car and Some of the Soldiers Who Took Part in the Raid on Jordan Positions in the Husan Area.

Thailand: Queen Sirikit Swearing the Oath to Enable Her to Act as Regent When the King Enters a Buddhist Monastery.

Mister Khrushchev with Marshal Tito During the Latters Holiday inthe Crimea.

Peking: Opening of the Eighth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party: Mao Tse-Tung Speaking.

Opening of the Poznan Trials, Poland: Three Young Men Accused of the Murder of a Security Police Corporal During the Riots.

Marshal Juin CinC of Allied Forces, Central Europe, Saluting Officers at Fontainebleau.

Hilaire Belloc in 1912.

Hailaire Belloc's Wife, Elodie with three of Their Five Children in 1903: Eleanor, Elizabeth and Louis.

London: Aerial View of the St Paul's Area Showing Some of the New Buildings in the Replanning Area - fp.

Suez Canal Crisis Discussions at Hotel Matignon, Paris: M. Pineau of France; Sir Anthony Eden; M. Mollet of France; and Selwyn Lloyd.

Dammam Saudi Arabia Conference on Suez: President Kuwatly of Syria; King Saud of Saudi Arabia; and President Nasser of Egypt./

Mars During Its Nearest Approach to the Earth For thirty Two Years - fp showing x11photos by Union Observatory, Johannesburg; plus article below.

Pottery From Ancient Crete: Minoan Pottery - x18 photos.

Natural Gas in SW France At Lacq in the Basses-Pyrenees: Landes District Pipeline - The Degazolinage Plant - Boussens, St Marcet Oilfield - Separation Plant - St Gaudens - fp showing x7photos.

The Oxford Traffic Problem - dp showing x9photos incl. an aerial view of the centre of Oxford, etc.

Navy's Fishery Protection Squadron: Arresting a Poacher off the Norfolk Coast with HMS Squirrel and Other Vessels - dp x5 drawings by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis with the co-operation of Lt. Commander John Fisher of HMS Squirrel.

Gardening: Marsh Gentian Gentiana Pneumonanthe - Spring Gentian Gentiana verna - x2 photos by D. F. Merrett.

New York and an Aerial View of Some of the Largest Passenger Liners in Deep Water Berths in the Hudson River: Mauretania; Queen Elizabeth; Alsatia; United States; America; and Cristoforo Colombo. miel

Long Island: A Balloon Which Took Off to Mark the Last Official Flight by The Balloon Club of America from Roosevelt Field.

A U.S. Navy Mine Defence Experimental Barge Washed Ashore near Panama City Beach During Hurricane Flossy.

Near San Bernardino, California USA: Fires Sweeping Over the Mountains During a Forest Fire.

Jersey City USA: Part of a new highway Recently Opened. Sleekburnc.

U.S. Navy's Latest Electronic Device Submarine Simulator: Trainees Getting Used to the Rock and Roll of a Submarine.


Old Coins From the Collection of the Late R. C. Lockett Esq to be Auctioned by Glendining and Co. London.

The Carracci Exhibition at Bologna - fp showing x7photos.

Long Tailed Field Mouse x2photos.

Personalities and Events of the Week Page:

Mr Alfred Stanley Fordham New Ambassador in Havana, Cuba.

The Late Sir William Gilliatt, Surgeon Gynaecologist to the Queen, Who died in a Road Accident.

Air Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst CinC Bomber Command; Survivor in the Vulcan Four Jet Bomber Crash at London Airport.

Survivor of the Vulcan Crash: Squadron Leader Donald R. Howard Leaving London Airport with His Wife.

The Late Sir Richard Fairey. c.keenlyside

Mr Peter Hope Appointed Head of the Foreign Office News Department.

Golfer The Late Mrs Mildred "Babe" Zaharioas.

The Right hon. Clement Daview MP Risigns as Leader of the Liberal Party.

Lady Caroline Pety-Fitzmaurice Who Died in Hospital After a Shooting Accident at Meikleour House Perth.

President Somoza of Nicaragua.

Colonel Sir Cullum Welch with Lady Welch.

Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland Seen at His Surrey Home with His English Wife and Their Children.

Scenes From Herman Melville's Moby Dick Produced by John Huston - dp showing x12photos incl. Orson Welles - Richard Basehart - Friedrich Ledebur - Gregory Peck - Leo Genn.

Judy Holliday as Laura Partridge in Columbia's The Solid Gold Cadillac.

Scene From Bigger Than Life: James Mason.

Scene from Smiles of a Summer Night: Ulla Jacobson - Gunnar Bjornstrand.

View of the Antiques Fair at Chelsea Town Hall.

Lichfield Cathedral Threatened with Decay Caused by The Death Watch Beetle and Pollution.

Dr H. Knox-Shaw, Astronomer, the First Recipient of the Gill Medal.

14thC Tithe Barn as a Village Hall: Mr W. S. Morrison Speaker of The House of Commons, at the Opening at Bishop's Cleeve.

Smoke and Flames From the Wreckage of the Crashed Vulcan Bomber at London Airport.

Tower of the Wren Church of St Mary-Le-Bow in Cheapside, Scaffolded for Restoration.

Theatre and Scene from The Childrens Hour: Bessie Love - Jocelyn Britton - Gillian Gale - Margot Van Der Burgh.

Scene From the PlayUnder Milk Wood: Betty Lloyd-Davies - Angela Crow - Donald Houston - David Rees - Claudine Morgan - Raymond Llewellyn.

The Bolshoi Ballet Covent Garden fp showing x8photos: Boris Khokhlov - Nina Chorokhova - Marina Kondratieva - L. Chadarain - Ulanova - Muza GTotlieb - A. Lapauri - Mr Yuri Fayer Musical Director - Reive - A. Yermolayev - Galina Ulanova - Yuri Zhdanov.

Buick Centurion Car Fitted with a Television Camera to Serve as a Driving Mirror.

Beginning the Work of Restoring St Mary Le Bow church and the Lord Mayor Assisting in the Removal of the Dragon Weather Vane.

Seashell Picture Antiques Fair chelsea; Miniature Sixteen Oval Transparencies of Charles I -  x2pics.

New Telescopic Tracer for U.S. Army Signal Corps.

A Doctor Holding His Tiny Receiver a New Advice for Calling Doctors at St Thomas's.

A Porter in the Hospital's Lodge Demonstrating the Transmitter.

Strange Two Toothed Beaked Whale Mesoplodon Stejnegeri - full page from a drawing by Neave Parker with article beneath.

TheNew Hillman Minx.


HMS Victory at Portsmouth Showing the Black and Yellow-ochre Paint Scheme - fp colour for Players Navy Cut Cigarettes and Tobacco.

Universal Geneve Watch - fp

Dirk Bogarde - dp for Rank Organisation Ltd.

Champagne Mercier - hp.

Roberts Original Brown Windsor Soap.

Chanel No. 5.

Pyrotenax Cables of Hebburn on Tyne - hp.

South Africa Tourist Corporation - fp colour.

Martell Cordon Bleu Brandy - fp back cover in colour.



This second part of the description features articles etc. but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Note Book page Arthur Bryant.

Some Family Memories of Hilaire Belloc. Testimony to Hilaire Belloc by Eleanor and Reginald Jebb. An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

Window on the World Page by Cyril Falls - Changing Factors in the Middle East.

Magnificent Crater and Rich Pottery From the Crete of 4000 Years Ago: The new And Vivid Light on The Earliest Palace of Phaistos by Professor Doro Levi.

Gardening by Clarence Elliott VMH.

Collectors Page by Frank Davis.

Cinema by Alan Dent.

Theatre by J. C. Trewin

Novels, and Books of the Day by K. John and E. D. O'Brien. SleekburnC. 0610

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. It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). It retains the outer red outlined advertising cover. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. The images 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, so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News would carry on from the previous issue therefore did not start at number 1.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies 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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