1956 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Suez Crisis OLYMPICS Havilland Comet (1316)

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The Illustrated London News

Original Vintage Newspaper:

DATED 1956


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:

Royal Hospital Chelsea:HM Queen as Guest of Honour at the Dinner Given by the Army Council - full front page also with Queen Mother; Princess Margaret; Mr John Hare; Field Marshal Lord Ironside; Henry, Duke of Gloucester; Marina, Duchess of Kent; Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck; FM Sir Gerald Templer; FM Lord Alanbrooke; Alice, Duchess of Gloucester; and Mary, Princess Royal - and others.

Bought at Sothebys: The Crucifixion by Hendrick Terbrugghen.

The Olympic Games at Melbourne:

Making His Successful Appeal: C. Brasher Later Declared Winner of the 3000m Steeplechase.

Victory Stand for 80m Hurdles: Shirley Strickland de la Hunty of Australia; G. Kohler of German; N. Thorwer of Australia.

British Fencing Gold Medallist: Miss Gillian Sheen.

800m Final: T. Courtney of USA; D. J. N. Johnson GB; A Boysen Norway.

Boxing: R. McTaggart the Lightweight Champion.

With Their Medals for 5000M: V. Kuts; Gordon Pirie; Derek Ibbotson GB.

Olympic Flyweight Boxing Champion: Terry Spinks.

First Tanker to Bring Oil to Scoland Since Closure of The Suez Canal: The British Realm Docking at Finnart.]

TheAthina Livanos in the Medway First Tanker to Bring Oil to England Since Closure of Suez.

Th enew Roya lResearch Ship John Biscoe Leaving Southampton for the Antarctic.

Train Crash Near Ariyalur South of Madras: Wreckage of the Train and Coaches Where 144 Died.

At Gaza: Israeli Flags Flying as the Deputy Mayor Speaks During the First Meet of The Civil Gobernment.

Sinai Desert: Part of a Prison Camp in Which Arab Prisoners Captured at Gaza Were Held.

Hungarian Relief Fund: Pietro Annigoni Preseniting His Original Design to the Lord Mayor at Mansion House - info. a special Christmas card to raise funds.

Aid for Hungary at Hamburg: Piles of Clothing etc. c.keenlyside.

Sir Winston and Lady Churchill on the Occasion of his Birthday.

Lord Mayors Fund For Hungarian Relief: Mass Meeting at Albert Hall.

Albert Hall: Some of the Men and Women Who Fought in Hungary, Masked to Avoid Identification.

Transfer of Responsibility in Egypt:

Triglav one of the Three YUugoslav Troopships For UN Operations at Port Said.

Major General Burns Canadian Commander of UN Emergency Force Greeted by Gen. Sir Charles Keightley at Port Said.

Brigadier Deakin Admiring the Mascot Pigeon of Men of the York and Lancaster Regt.

Men of the York and Lancaster Regt Leaving their Good Wishes with the Danish Company at El Cap.

Norwegian Troops Leaving Kantara. Sleekburnc.

Allied Commanders Waiting for General Burns: General Beaupre of France - General Sir charles Keightley - Admiral Bafjot - Lt Gen. Sir Hugh Stockwell.

The Rostrum of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York - fp photo.

Mister Selwyn Lloyd the Foreign Secretary.

In London for Anglo Turkish Talks on Syria: Mr Ethem Menderes Turkish Foreign Minister at London Airport with Turkish Ambassador Mr Urguplu.

A Photograph Taken From the Train Carrying Norwegian UN Troops to Pord Said: Showing Merchant Vessels Trapped in the Suez Canal North of El Firdan Bridge.

First Ship to Enter Port Said Harbour Through the Channel Cleared by the British Salvage Fleet: The Fast Minelayer HMS Manxman - hp photo; taken from the sunken dredger Paul Solente.

Suez Canal Crisis: Map and Tables Illustrating British Imports and Uses of Oil Tanker Routes and Sources of Supply - a double page (dp) Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis with Coop of the Petroleum Information Bureau shows maps, charts, diagrams etc.

Undamaged Port Said in Photos Taken on 23 Nov - fp shwoing x3photos.

Scene in St Peters Rome to Offer Prayers for Hungary and World Peace - fp showing a scene viewed from above.

Three paintings by Toulouse Lautrec and Vuillard.

Field Marshals of the British Army: Sir William Slim - Viscount Alanbrooke - Sir John Harding - HRH Duke of Windsor - Sir Claude Auchinleck - Duke of Edinburgh - Viscount Montgomery of Alamein - Sir Gerald Templer - Earl Alexander of Tunis - Lord Ironside - Duke of Gloucester - Lord Wilson - fp showing x12photos.

The Great Hall Royal Hospital Chelsea: The Queen Moving Along the Centre of the Hall - double centre page; rusty staple witness marks to centre fold.

Excavations at Hazor Part II - dp showing x22photos taken during the Expedition in Israel.

Collectors Page and The Red Cardinal School x2pics by Georges Croegaert and A. Landini.

A Loan Exhibition at Norwich - fp showing 6pics.

The Wolverine or Glutton.

Earl Phases of the Comet 4 Aircraft:

At Chester: Where Conversion of Comet 1A and 2 Aircraft Take Place.

At Portsmouth: Keel of a Comet 4 Fuselage Being Assembled by Aircraft Workers on a Special Jig.

Milling of Spar Webs fo rComet 4 and 4A.

Fuselage of a Comet 1A being Thickened.

Latest Version of the English Electric Canberra: B8 Night Interdictor.

Maryland USA: A US B52.

Le Bourget Airport, Paris: Bristol Britannia Airliner Type 301.

Spina Excavations: Fanciful Perfume Bottles Found; Aerial Photo Showing Plan of the City; Vast Quantity of Potter Discovered - 2pics.

Brussels: The Boulevard Anspach With Only TramCars to Be Seen Because of the Oil Crisis.

First German Warships to Visit Portsmouth Since Before the War: Corbettes, Eider and Trave.

The Dalai Lama of Tibet Laying a Wreath on the Gandhi Shrine.

Asbestos Tubes: A Memorial miel Erected Outside Vienna's Technical Museum to Mark the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of the Inventor Ludwig Hatschek.

International Dog Show Paris: Duke of Windsor Parading One of His Pugs in the Show Ring.

At The Miles Quadruplets 21st Birthday Party: Britains Four Sets of Quadruplets at the Celebrations at Grosvenor House London: The Miles Quadruplets of St Neots; The Good quads of Bristol; The Coles of Westminster The Taylor Quads of Edmonton.

Reception at the Royal Academy: Queen With the Queen Mother, Mayor of Westminster Patrick Stirling ,and MAyoress.

Yew Poisoning x2 pics by A. Harold Bastin.

Personalities and Events of the Week - fp showing x12pics:

The Late Lord Dulverton - info. Gilbert Wills.

Major General C. H.Colquhoun.

The Late Lady (Flinders) Petrie.

Master of Queen Mary Retires: Captain Donald Sorrell.

A. John Herbert Capt. Of Cambridge XV.

David Onilwyn Brace Capt of Oxford XV.

G. Scanlan Capt of Cambridge Soccer X1.

J. B. Wakefield Capt. Of Oxford XI.

Mr Alan Moorehead Receiving the First Duff Cooper Memorial Prize From Sir Winston Churchill for his Book Gallipoli.

Involved in a Cyprus Incident: Mrs Middleton with Her Two Children After Returning from Cyprus Where her Husband Staff Sgt. Major Middleton was Shot and Wounded at Limassol.

Mr Casey the Australian Minister.

Miss Anna Kethly Representing the Nagy Government of Hungary.

Art of Animal Photography: Salmon by Ronald Thompson - fp photo showing a salmon leaping; Royal Photographic Society Exhib. at London.

Theatre: Scene fro Fanny wiht Julian Orchard - Ian Wallace - Robert Morley - C. Denier Warren. reive

Theatre: Scene from Grab me a Gondola with Donald Hewlett - Jay Denyer - Johnny Ladd - Joan Heal.


Booth's Dry Gin - fp col. back cover.

How Many Schwepping Days t Christmas? - fp colour.

Martini - fp.

Dry Sack Sherry - fp colour.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - fp for Lockheed Aricraft Corp.

Capstan Present Box of Cigarettes - fp colour.

Gilbeys Spey Royal Whisky - fp colour Christmas advert with holly.

The Comet De Havilland Intercontinental F and Interstate 4A - fp colour; artwork by Draper.

Johnnie Walker Whisky - fp col.

Sharps Toffees for Christmas - fp col.

du MAurier Cigarettes A Gift Worth Giving - fp colour Christmas box of cigarettes; Robin and holly etc.

The New Austin Princess Vanden Plas - fp 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 by Arthur Bryant.

An Appreciation by Sir John Squire on

Window on the World - by Cyril Falls.

The Strange Genius Dwarf of Montmartre - The Tragic Life of Toulouse Lautrec by L. and E. Hanson - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

Theatre by J. C. Trewin.

Gardening by Clarence Elliott. Yew Poisoning.

Science by Maurice Burton - The Remarkable Glutton.

Collectors Page: The Red Cardinal School by Frank Davis.

Book Reviews by K. John and E. D. O'Brien. SleekburnC. 0812

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.

30 pages (60 sides) approx. It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). It retains the outer 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. This item will be packaged in a tube; sent RM small parcels.

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