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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:

Sir Winston and Lady Churchill on the Balcony of the Town Hall at Aachen - full front page. Info. Clementine.

The Late Commander L. Crabb GM in Frogman's Kit: The Central Figure in the Portsmouth Frogman Mystery - photograph taken at Tobermory. Info. Lionel Kenneth Phillip Crabb


French Troops Attacking a Rebel Position.

Near Ain-Temouchent Where Twenty European Settlers Were Murdered: French Troops With Captured Terrorists.

Part of A Train Derailed Between Algiers and Beni Mansour.


Deserted Nicosia After the Execution of Karaolis an Demetriou: A Soldier Throws Back A Stone A Schoolboy Had Flung.

Two British Soldiers Searching Drain Pipe Beehives for Arms

British and Cypriot Security Forces on Guard Outside the Central Prison Nicosia After The Announcement that Karaolis an Demetriou Must Hang.

Royal Tour of Devon and Cornwall:

Truro: The Queen Inspecting a Guard of Honour of Army Cadets.

Truro: Children Wave Flags to Greet The Queen; The Lord Mayor Follows On.

Model for the New Arts Building of the University of Exeter.

The Queen At Exeter University With The Duchess of Devonshire.

The Queen and The Mayor Leaving Queens Hall at Barnstaple.

At The Exeter Boundary: The Mayor Surrendering the City Royal Sword to the Queen With the Duke of Edinburgh.

Hyde Park, London: The Queens Review of The St John Ambulance Brigade - fp showing two photographs with Princess Margaret - Archbishop of Canterbury and others.

The Straits of Messina: The New Arrow of the South Ferry Boat Undergoing Trials Before a Passenger Service Between Sicily and the Italian Mainland.

The Swedish Royal Barge Vasaorden Being Given A Trial Run at Stockholm.

Royal Armoured Corps At Bovington Camp: Duke of Gloucester in the Tank Museum

The Household Brigade War Memorial Cloister Leading From Birdcage Walk to the Guards Chapel.

The Queen and Princess Anne With The Polo Ponies at Smith's Lawn, Windsor Great Park.

Enniskillen Northern Ireland: Ex-King Leopold of the Belgians Being Welcomed by the Mayor Alderman T. H. Algo; With the Earl of Enniskillen.

Aachen Holland: Crowds Waiting Outside the Rathaus to See Sir Winston Churchill.

Royal Albert Hall: The Queen Mother at the University of London Presentation Ceremony.

Southwark near Brighton: The Scattered Wreckage of the Valiant Bomber Jet Aircraft Which Crashed.

At Southwick: A Scene After the Valiant Jet Bomber Exploded and Damaged Houses.

Small Pacific Island of Namu: Circular Target Market Out for the American Hydrogen Bomb Target.

An Officer Wearing The Clothing Issued to Japanese Seamen as a Protection reive Against Radioactivity.

Mr Slavomir Rawicz the Author of The Long Walk.

The Long Walk from a Drawing by John Rose Which Appears on the Back of the Dust Jacket of the Book.

An Exhibition in Protest Against the Low Standards of Post War Building: The "Outrage" Exhibition in the Ruined Church of St Luke at Liverpool.

The Submarine Talent Struck by an Unknown Ship Off the Isle of Wight.

Launched on the Tyne: The Canadian Pacific Railways Liner Empress of England Going Down the Slipway at the Vickers Armstrong Naval Yard Newcastle.

Opening by the Mayor of Westminster of the May Fair in Shepherd Market.

Acquisition by the Victoria and Albert Museum: Walpole Salver by Paul de Lamerie.

Kittiwakes Taking Over a Norwegian Port of Aalesund - fp:

The Gulls Neswting on the Window Ledges of the Jacobson Warehouse x4 photos.

Excavations at Jericho x9 photographs.

Jericho The Middle Bronze Age City of 1600BC Reconstructed - a wonderful double page (dp) Specially drawn for The Illustrated London News by Alan Sorrell with the Co-operation of Miss Kathleen M. Kenyon Dir. Of British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem.

The Empress of England: A Diagrammatic Drawing With Cut-Away Section of the Starboard Side - a wonderful double centre page Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis SMA. There is an inset showing the Bridge of a Modern Liner. There is a key to the diagram showing many aspects of the ship incl. The Decks - Lifeboats - Anchor Cables - Hatches - Enclose Promenade Tourist - Cinema - Cocktail Bar - Promenade Deck - Childrens Playroom - Cabins - Club Room - Lounges - Drawing Room first Class - Stewards Accommodation - Greasers Accommodation - Fruit and Vegetable Store - Eggs and Butter Store - Meat Store - Miel - Crew Accomodation - Boiler Room - Workshop - Oil Fuel Tanks - and much more.

Sold at Christie's: Louis XVI Black Lacquer Bonheur Du Jour - 850gns

To Be Sold at Christie's: Louis XVI Parquetry Library Table the Property of the Duke of Roxburghe.

Sold at Christie's: Louis XV Kingwood Library Table

Exhibition at Messrs Wildenstein Galleries at 147 New Bond St. x8 images from drawings.

Gold Mining in New Guinea from Drawings by Bryan de Grineau - dp:

The Famous Edie Creek -hp

Coarse Crushing the Ore to Recover the Gold: Men at Work in the Golden Ridges Mill near Koranga - hp

The Entrance to the Upper Workings of the Golden Ridges Mine - a wonderful fp.


Scene from MGM Film The Swan - Grace Kelly - Jessie Royce Landis - Alec Guinness.

Alec Guinness as Prince Albert in The Swan.

Scene From Charley Moon - Max Bygraves - and others.

Six Scenes from Ten Days to Die an Austrian Film of Hitler's Last Days in Berlin: Albin Skoda - Erich Suckmann - Kurt Eilers - Lotte Tobisch - Willy Krause. Full page.

Pair of Owls - 2 photos by Jane Burton.

Mr G. W. Furlonge Ambassador to Ethiopia.

Mr Gerald McDonald Manager of Liverpool Philharmonic.

Mr Louis Calhern American Actor. c.Keenlyside

Vice Admiral Sir Sheldon Dudley.

Professor F. W. Thomas the Orientalist.

Bert Trautmann of Manchester City Football Club - Voted Footballer of the Year.

British Musicians At London Airport After Their Russian Tour: Sir Arthur Bliss - Miss Jennifer Vyvyan - Mister Leon Goossens - Mr Gerald Moore - Mr Clarence Raybould - Mr Alfredo Campoli - group photograph on steps of plane.

Wedding: Princess Elizabeth of Luxembourg and Prince Franz Ferdinand von Hohenberg.

Members of the British Show Jumping Team Leaving for Lucerne: Miss Dawn Palethorpe - Miss Pat Smyth - Colonel J. A. Talbot Ponsonby - and others.

President Tito's Visit to Paris: President Coty - Pres. Tito and His Wife Mme Broz - Mme Mendes-France.

The Renoir Exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery London - fp x 7images.

Full page on Renoir's Home at Cagnes sur Mer, and an International Purchase Fund: Les Collettes Home of Renoir - Approach to the house Through The Garden - View of Olive Groves from the Garden - Renoir's Wheel Chair - View from the Garden: The Town of Cagnes - The Farm at CAgnes Sur Mer

Fleetwood Lancashire: Trawler-men Testing a New Type of Inflatable Safety Dinghy.

A USAF Piasecki Helicopter Lifting a Damaged Sister Aircraft from a Mountain top Base in Alaska.

The Dana Rescuer Invented by Hr C Soerensen, Which is Claimed to Be Unsinkable

A Vaughan Crane Plays a Game of Chess: Demonstration of Automation at Earls Court.

The New Type of Extra Fuel Tank Which is Attached Under the Wing of the USAF Boeing B-52C Stratofortress Bomber.

Victoria and Albert Acquisition: Section from the Glass Drawing Room Designed by Robert Adam for Northumberland House 1773.

The Charlemagne Prize Medal Presented to Winston Churhcill at Aachen - photo of Medal.

Oriental Acquisition at British Museum: 13thC Japanese Statue of A Priest, A Lohan.


Two Scenes from Hotel Paradiso with Douglas Byng - Martita Hunt - Alec Guinness - and others.

Scene from Musical Comedy Based on Barrie's The Little Minister: Wild Grows the Heather with David KEir - Gerald Lawson - Richard Golding.

Anti British Riots in Athens:

Rioters Tearing Down Union Flag in Protest Against the Cyprus Death Sentences.

American Information Services Library Athens After It Was Wrecked by Anti British Rioters.

Rioters Stamping on the Remains of a Union Flag. Sleekburnc.

Part of a Crowd of 10,000 Anti British Demonstrators in Omonia Square Athens.

A Blazing B26 One of A Group of Photographs Which Won a Pulitzer Prize for the New York Daily News - Info. Taken by George Mattson as he flew over East Meadow, on Barbara Drive, off Hempstead Turnpike near Mitchell Air Force Base near NY USA.

Relations Between Hungary and Austria: Hungarian Soldier Cutting Frontier Barbed Wire.

Chess problem


Queen Mary Ship an illustration by Balley ? for The British Motor Corporation LTd showing an iset of a 600,000hp engine - full page colour.

Armstrong Siddeley Proof Before ProphecyDouble Mamba Turboprop Engine for the Fairey Gannet - fp colour; artwork unknown.

David Brown Corporation Ltd - fp artwork unknown.

Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) - fp.

Terry Anglepoise Lamp.

Smiths Marsden Sectric Mantel Clock in Walnut.

Dowsett: Bridge Constructed from Dow-Mac Prestressed Concrete for British Waterways - fp colour.

BOAC Pilot - fp photo. Of a pilot in colour; back cover.

Prospect Point, Stanley park, Vancouver BC from a Painting by Sidney A. Barron - fp advert in colour for Brooke Bond Tea.

Hillman Minx De Luxe Saloon Car - fp.

Martini - fp.

Swiss Federation of WatchManufacturers - fp.

Compton Parkinson Oil Ltd - fp advert; artwork unknown.

National Benzole Mixture for Motor Sports - fp. artwork unknown

Empress of England - hp advert for Vickers Armstrong.

British Iron and Steel Federation: Sam Gilbert Charger Driver at Steelworks near Sheffield - fp.

Canadian Pacific - hp.

Great Spotted Woodpecker by C. F. Tunicliffe RA - fp in colour for Cussons Imperial Leather

Passing Clouds Cigarettes - fp colour.


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:

Note Book page by Arthur Bryant

An Appreciation by Sir John Squire - The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz

Window on the World by Cyril Falls - What is the Cold War?

Jericho Excavations - by Kathleen M. Kenyon Dir. British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem.

The Empress of England Which Was Launched at Newcastle on Tyne - caption article for a diagram of the ship - approx 240 words.

Collectors Page by Frank Davis

Cinema Page by Alan Dent - The Swan Princess. Referring to Grace Kelly with others, and the MGM film, The Swan.

Science Page by MAruice Burton.

Renoir - caption articles.

Gardening by Clarence Elliott.

Theatre by J. C. Trewin

Books Reviewed by K. John and E. D. O'Brien. SleekburnC. 1905

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.

It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). 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. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. 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

Description of the content is 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 tube unless otherwise requested.

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Product Code SOLD (2016)
Weight 0.3kg