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January 1st

' A The Moscow Exhibiton of Captured War Trophies: German Trucks and A Track Vehicle Usesd For Troop Carrying '

' Six Barrelled German GTrench Mortars: One of The Enemys Curious Weapons, Many of Which Were Daptured by Our Russian Allies '

' A heavy German Eight Wheeled Armoured Car, Also To Be Seen at the Moscow Exhibition of Captured War Material '


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' The USS Lafayette (ex Normandiie ) Starts on her Journey Down The Hudson to Dry Dock for Refitting '

' A Prow View as She is Pulled Down The River: The Mud Line Shows Where The Ship Lay on Her Side '


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' A Map of the Allied Front in Italy From Ortona, North East, To THe Garigliano River ' small map

' The Russian Winter Advance on Vitebsk and Polotsk ' small map

' A Map Showing the Position of th eRussian Front on December 23 ' small map


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The Scene of Heroic Fighting: Tarawa and Makin Atolls

' The Capture of Makin Atoll in the Gilberts - US Troops of the 165th Infantry Formerly The FIghting 69th of New York, Advance on Butaritari Beach '

' An Hour After American Troops Landed on Butaritari Beach, Makin Atoll, Their Flag Was Flyhing From a Palm Tree. The Landings on Makin and Tarawa Were Made o November 20 '

' US Marines Take Tarawa Atoll - This Expanse of Wreckage is the Result of the Initial Pounding '

' Amid The Smouldering Wreckage and the Blasted Palms, US Marines Inch Their Way Forward During the Battle of Tarawa ...The Japanese Garrison Was Exterminated '

' AN Aerial View of Tarawa, Where The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War Took Place Between November 20 and 23. The Japanese Fought Bravely, But the US Marines Were More than A Match For Them '


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The Vandal destruction of Historic Russian Churches

' A Part of the Joseph Volokolamsk Monastry With Its Belfry, Novgorod, Before its Destruction '

' The Shattered Cross of the Wrecked Cathedral Belfry of the Volokilamsk Monastery, Novgorod, Wantonly Destroyed byt he Germans in 1941 '

' The Rotunda of the Famous New Jerusalem Monastery, Istra, Before the German Invasion '

' The Vandals Used The Rotunda as A Great Munition Dump, and Before the Retreat in 1942 Exploded the Dump, Utterly Ruining the Sacred Ediface '

' In the Museum at Borodino Were Preserved the Relics of the Great Battlefield near By When Napoleon Marched on Moscow, Wrecked by the Enemy '

' The Shell of a Country Mansion in the Chernishev Country, at Yaropolets, Utterly Looted and Left In Ruin '

' Tchaikovskys House, Not Far From Leningrad - A Room in Which the Great Composer Worked Left in a State of Chaos by Retreating Huns '

' The Nikolsky Cathedral, Mozhaisk, Near Borodino Built In the Time of Ivan The Terrible - As it Appeared Before 1941'

' The Remnants of the Nikolsky Cathedral, Mozhaisk, When TheGermans Retreated, A Gaunt Ruin Still Dominating the Town '

' The Pushkin Room at the Museum in Borodino Before the Germans Occupied it - Alexander Pushkin was The Great Russian Poet '

' The Pushkin Room After The Germans Had Finished With. Ever Moveable Piece of Furniture Looted and Removed to germany '

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The U Boat Menace

' The U Boat War: An Attack by Two Liberators on Convoy Duty at Low Height, Both Being Hit at Point Blank Range by AA Fire. The Enemy Boat Was Severely Damaged and Submerged After The Second Liberatpr Attack. Not Claimed as a Certain Kill '

' A Certain Kill Here. Another Liberator on the Same Convoy Duty Dropped Depth Charges on a U Boat She Spotted Just Before Dark. The Enemy Boat Surfaced with Bows Down, And HMS Ducan, Coming up, Rescued German sailors Struggling in the Ocean '

' Not Claimed as a Certain Kill. The Corvette " Sunflower " Forces The U Boat to the Surface, With Her Bows Projecting at an Acute Angle ....'

' Proof Positive: In a Later Action THe Destroyers " Duncan " and " Vedette " Release Depth Charges on a U Boat. Duncan Comes Over The Grave of Her Victim, While Oil, Wreckage and Humand Remains Prove a Certain Kill '

A double page of drawings by "Our Spedcial Artist G. H. Davis Under The Direct Supervision of Naval Officers Who Took Part in the Actions '


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'The British in the Azores - Flying Fortresses of the RAF Coastal Command AT Their Dispersal Points on Azores Base '

' the British Army in Bengal Helps to Fight the Famine: Coolies Loading Lorries With Sacks of Cereals for Afflicted Areas '

' Mam Tor For the Nation: A View Looking Aklong The Winnats pass to Mam Tor, Both Acquired by the National Trust ' Derbyshire

' The Climax To Japan's Ascendancy in the South West Pacific: The Jap Fleet Fleeing from Rabaul Harbour, New Britain ' aerial view

' The Big American Daylight Attack on Bremen on December 20: Fortresses and Bombs Raining a Hail of Fire on Germany's Largest Seaport '


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Personalities of the Week

' Mr Wlter Hutchinson ' president of the Printers Pension, Almshouse and Orphans Asylum Corporation raised £107,000

' Air Chief Marshal Sir R. Peirse '

' General Tito ' Commander in Chief of the Yugoslav partisans

' Mr R. Blatchford ' Journalist and Author and Editor of the Clarion died December 17

' Mr R. G. Casey DSO MC ' Appointed Governor of Bengal

' Mr Justice Bennett ' died December 16

' The New Archbishop of Westminster - Dr Bernard W. Griffin, Titular Bishop of Abya and Bishop Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Birmingham '

' Mr T. Pomfret Kilner ' Well known plastic surgeon appointed Nuffield Director of Plastic Surgeru at Oxford University

' Dom Maurus Caruana ' Archbishop of Malta died recently

' The King of Italy Reviews Italian Fighter Planes Operating With The Allied Forces in Italy '

' King Peter Inspects Yugoslav Troops in the Lebanon: Shaking Hands with a Brigadier During His Visit '


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Invasion Changes of Command: The New Chiefs

' General Sir Bernard Montgomery, Commander in Chief of the British Group of Armies Under General Eisenhower '

' General Carl Spaatz To Command American Strategic Bombing Force Operating Against Germany '

' General Sir Harold Alexander, Commander in CHief of the Allied Armies in Italy '

' General Dwight D. Eisenhower Supreme Allied Commander of the British and United States Expeditionary Forces organising in the United Kingdom for the Liberation of Europe '

' Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder Deputy Supreme Commander Under General Eisenhower '

' General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre '

' General Sir Bernard Paget Commander In CHief, Middle East, Under the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre '

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Sharnhorst ' The German Battleship, Emerging From Her Norwegian Fiord ' Wonderful full page


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The War in Italy - Battle Scenes From The Fifth and Eighth Army Fronts, Including Views of Key Posaitions

' Scorched Earth in Castel Di Sangro - The Ruined Railway Station '

' An Italian Priest Examines Periscope Binoculars Used By Goums of a French Moroccan Division on Watch for Enemy Planes In Italy '

' Cassino A Fifth Army Objective, A panorama Showing La Rocca '

' A General Vie wof Orsogna, Key Town Attacked by the Eighth Army '

' After The Final Assault on Mount Camino - Men of a British Regiment Come Out of Their Positions '

' The Italian Village of Conca Casale Blasted By American Shells ' view of the smouldering village from a hillside

' Co Belligerents: Fighting Well Against Their Former Allies, Italian Troops Are Here Seen Advancing Up The Rocky Slopes of Mount Lungo '

' Mopping Up As We Advance in Italy - Corporal McLean Kicks In the Door of a House in Colle, Covered By Private Hamilton '

' During the Eighth Armys Victorious Assault on the Sangro River Barrier: Tanks And Vehicles Being Dive Bombed '

' British Troops of the Fifth Army Negotiating Rocky Slopes in the Mount Camino Area '

' Another View of Devastated Castel Di Sangro Systematically Destroyed by the Retreating Germans: Searching For Food Among The Ruins '

' After The Battle - Sleep. Two Tommies Wrap Themselves in overcoats in Their Foxhole Among The Rocks of Mount Camino '

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Italian Scrapbook: Various Incidents with the 8th and 5th Armies

' Christmas Greetings from the Eighth Army: A Drawing Sent by Airgraph By General Montgomerys Men '

' Senior Soviet Officers With Montgomery in Italy: The Red Army Leaders See The Generals Canaries '

' General Montgomerys Personal Christmas Greeting Card, Sent to Claridge's Hotel Staff '

' Amid The Ruins of Castel Di Sangro, Italy: Two Italian Women Spread Out Wheat To Dry in the Sun '

' After The Final Assault on Mt. Camino: A Wounded British Sergeant Rides Down on a Jeep Ambulance '

' During The Eigth Army's Victorious Assault on the Sangro River: Indian Muleteers Bring Back Wounded Men '

' Mercy Bombs - USAAF Ground Crew Men Load Auxiliary Petrol; Tanks with Food And Medical Supplies to Be Dropped to Fifth Army Troops in the Mountains '

' Wrecked By the Germans as They Retreated: A Canadian Sergeant Considers the Problem of Repairing the Damage to the Railway track '


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' British Troops Resting After Six Days Fighting - Tired, Cheery, Humorous and Always Spartan - After Storming Strongly Defended Positions on Mounts Camino and Maggiore ' a wonderful full page sepia style photograph


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Two Hundred Years of Famous Sales, Some High Prices of the Past at a Well Known Auction Room - Sotheby's

' A Famille Verte Vase Sold For £4600 in 1942 '

' A Louis XVI Sectretaire By Carlin Sold For £8000 in 1937 '

' A Head of Ammenemes IOII in Obsidian Sold for £10,000 in 1922 '

' A Courtyard Scene by Pieter de Hoogh Sold For £17,500 in 1937 '

' Th eAutograph Manuscript of Alice in Wonderland Presented to Alice Lidell and Sold for £15,000 in 1928 '

' Shakespeare'[s Venus and Adonis 1599 Sold for £15100 in 1919 '

' The Last Letter of MAry Queen of Scots (Written The Night Before Her Execution) Sold Privately in 1917 '

' The Late Lord Rosebery's Copy of the Works of Shakespeare 1623 Sold For £14500 in 1933 '

' The Canning Jewel Sold For £10000 in 1931 ' >p> ' The Book of Hours of John, Duke of Bedford Sold For £33000 in 1929 '

' The Armour of Henry Herbert 2nd Earl of Pembroke Sold for £25000 in 1917 '

' The Portrait of a Man By Rembrandt Sold for £18500 in 1930 '


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' The Crater of Kilauea Hawaii '

' A View of the Moon Showing Deep Depressions in Black and Also Many Craters '

' An Enlarged View of the Clavius Area of the Moon By Ritchley, Showing Immense Vulcanoids and Many Craters '

' Staybrite - Firth Vickers Stainless Steels Ltd ' Advert

' Wolseley - Made by Nuffield ' Car advert

' Prisoners of War Royal Navy HM Forces Overseas - Duty Free Cigarettes & Tobacco ' advert with prices

' Kodak Film is in The Skies ' Full page colour advert (front inner dust cover) showing the sensitisers in the Producition of Kodak Aero Film - A machine used in the production of Kodak Aero Film - The F8 camera used by the RAF fo rphotographic reconnaissance - a roll of Kokak vericrome film

' Good Work Good Whisky - Johnnie Walker ' Full page colour showing a painting of fishing trawlers and ships by Frank Mason

Plus many other adverts of the day

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
' Our Note Book by Arthur Bryant'

'From Bell Ringer To Cardinal. Alberoni or the Spanish Conspiracy: By Simon Harcourt Smith - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire'

' The Great World War: A Review of the year 1943 by Cyril Falls '

' The World of Science - Lives of tghe Comets by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles '


January 8th

' A Papuan Infantry Unit Attends Divine Service, A Native Interpreter Standing Beside The Padre '

' A Forward Post on the Upper Ramu Valley West of Madang Where Patrols Contact the Enemy. The River Frequently a Raging Torrent '

' A Fuzzy Wuzzy Acts The Part of a Good Samaritan, Holding a Palm Leaf so as To Shade The Wounded Soldiers Face From the Scorching Sun as he is Being Brought Down to Base '

Double page sepia style photographs - more info... The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels were a group of Papua New Guinean people during World War II who assisted and escorted injured Australian troops down the Kokoda trail.


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Two Great Naval Victories - Ships That Took Part

' Admiral Sir Btruce Fraser CinC Home Fleet. HE Flew His Flag in the Battleship Duke of York'

' HM Cruiser Norfolk Registered The First Hit on the Scharnhorst '

' Vice Admiral Rl. L. Burnett in Command of the Cruiser Squadron During the Action Against The Scharnhorst '

' HM Cruiser Belfast Ilst '

' HM Cruiser Sheffield '

' Capt. J. Hughes Hallett Commanding HM Cruiser Jamaica '

' Captain C. P. Clarke RN HM Cruiser Glasgow in the Biscay Action '

' HM Cruiser Jamaica Delivered the Torpedo Attack Which Finally Sank The Scharnhorst '

' Captain C. T. Adis RN HMS Sheffield in Scharnhorst Action '

' Captain F. R. Farham RN HMS Belfast in Scharnhorst Action '

' HM CRuiser Enterprise - Biscay Action '

' HM Cruiser Glasgow '

' His Norwegian Majestys Destroyer Stord '

' Captain ------- Commanding Stord in the Scharnhorst Action ' the name of the captain has been blanked out

' HM Destroyer Saumarez One of the Four Drestroyers to Deliver the First Attack on the Scharnhorst '


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The End of a Blockade Runner off The Bay of Biscay

' A Terrific Explosion Occurred in the Stern of the Vessel WHen A Liberator Flown By a Czech Crew, Scored a Hit - The Fire Which Enveloped The Ship After the Explosion '

' The Blockade Runner Has Stopped and is Burning Furiously '


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' Three German Destroyers Sunk Others Damaged, By Two British Cruisers off The Bay of Biscay - The Cruisers Enterprise and Glasgow Close in For the Kill: The Three Doomed Destroyers are Seen Right and a Fourth Escapes under a Smoke Screen Cover ' a wonderful double page drawn by "Our Special Artist Captain Bryan De Grineau From an Official Description"

' The Prime Minister in Search of the Sun - The First Picture of Mr Churchill Since His Recent Illness '


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War Leaders Appointed: Honours Conferred, and Obituary

' Admiral sir Bertram Ramsay Allied Naval Cin C Under General Eisenhower '

' Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory Allied Air Cin C Under General Eisenhower '

' Major General James Doolittle Commander of the Eighth US Air Force in Great Britain '

' Lt. Gen. Jacob Devers Commander US Forces in the Mediteranean and Deputy Supreme Commander ']

The Late ' Mr G. Henry RA '

' Miss Beatrix Potter ... Died Dedember 22 '

' Maj Gen Sir Foster Newland ... died December 24 '

' Sgt Navigator Alain John The Brilliant young Sculptor ... Died on December 23 from Injuries Received Over Germany '

' Sir William Holdsworth OM... died January 2 '

' Sir Edwin Lutyens OM RA Died on Jan 1 ...'

' Mr Robert Spear Hudson Companion of Honour in New Years Honours ..'

' Captain Geoffrey De Havilland Created Knight Bachelor ..'

' Sir THomas Royden Created Baron..'

' Mr C. G. Ammon Created Baron ...'

' Col Sir Courtauld Thomson Created Baron ..'

' Colonel John Gretton Created Baron ..'

' Mr William Westwood Created Baron ..'

' Lieut. General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell Appointed Principal Administratifve Officer India Command ..'

' Lieut. General A. G. L. McNaughton Commander First Canadian Army .. Retires through 'Ill Health .. '

' Lieut General K. Stuart Chief of Staff at Canadian Military HQin London .. '

' The Rev. E. H. Fellowes made Companion of Honour ..'


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Montgomery With The Eighth Army: Scenes From the Italian Front

' Kittyhawks Dive Bombing Strong Enemy Positions at Orsongna '

' A Striking Picture of Anti Aircraft Fire Protecting Bari to The South of Foggia '

' Lighting Up Time at The Front ..'

' The Bishop of Southwark at the Personal Request of General Montgomery Visited The Eighth Army and Confirmed Some Men: Seen Addressing the Troops '

' Blendkorper - A German Chemical Liquid In a Glass Flask '

' General Sir Alan Brooke Chief of Imperial Staff With General Alexander and General Montgomery Visits Dominion Divisions With the Eighth Army '

' Monty Congratulates His Sappers at the Opening of a New Bridge, on a Fine Job Completed in Record Time and Cracks a Joke '


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' A Sherman Tank, Manned By Canadian Troops Goes into Action During The Street Fighting in Ortona '
' A Tank Commander, Wounded When He Opened His Turret to Check Firing Results in an Ortona Street Being Helped to a Dressing Station '

' Canadian Troops Advancing Cautiously Down A Rubble Strewn Street ' ' Canadian Infantrymen Rushing a Snipers Nest Under Cover of Tanks in the Main Street of Ortona '

' Two Canadians Reconnoitring a Street in Ortona During the Final Stages of the Cleaning Up Operations '

' German Prisoners Being Brought to the Allied Lines During the Street Fighting in Ortona '


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The Sinking of the Scharnhortst

' The Approximate Plan of the Action Showing Movements of Duke of York, The Cruisers Belfast, Norfolk and Sheffield Synchronising with the Course of Scharnhorst '

' At 9.35 am on December 26 ... the British Cruiser Squadron Escorting a Russia Bound Convoy Fights and Engages The Scharnhorst South of Bear Island - A Hit By HMS Norfolk and the Enemy Turns Away '

' At About 4.50 pm The Duke of York Makes First Contact with the Enemy, Scharnhorst Being Fine on HM Battleships Port Bow. Duke of York Then Changes Her Course to the SE To Bring a Full Broadside to Bear on the Enemy ...'

' At About 7 pm ..... Three Torpedoes Struck Scharnhorst, artly Crippling Her, Thus Allowing Duke of York Again To Engage the Enemy '

' .... At About 7 pm She Was on Fire, Lying Nearly Stopped. HM Cruiser Jamaica Closed in and Delivered a Final Torpedo Attack ...'

Wonderful Double page - "Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis From Official Information '


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Some of gthe Most Dramatic Photographs of the War: The Fierce Battle of Tarawa Atoll in The Pacific Area

' Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands - US Marines Taking Their Wounded on a Rubber Landing Boat to Larger Craft for Treatment '

' Four Thousand Japanese Were in Garrison in Pillboxes and Almost All Were Exterminated: Prisoners For the Cage Force to Walk Stopping as a Safeguard Against Any Attempt to Escape '

' US Marines Suffered Heavy Casualties as They Landed on the Beaches on November 21 .... Here a Scene of Desperate Struggle '

' US Marines In Action against the Japs, Their Trenches Lying Only a Few Yards Beyond: A Graphic Scene on Tarawa Where the Men Crouch Under Cover as Grenades are Tossed Over '

' A Vista of Broken palms, Acrid Smoke and Confusion as a Marine Flings a Grenade at A Jap Pill Box Ahead, His Mate, Rifle Alongside, Back To Sandbags, Takes a Short Breather ' ' One of About 500 Japanese Pill Boxes Stoutly Built of Timber and Concrete, Originally Hidden in a Grove of Now Blasted palm Trees '

' At The Order Charge! These US Marines Swarmed Over Another Type of Pill Box Dug Their Way in and Bayoneted the Enemy '

' Two marines Barely Visible in Camouflaged Cloaks, Are Crouching Behind the Stumps of Trees Ready to Fire After Tossing Dynamite Sticks on to a Pill Box '

' British 5.5 and 8 inch Naval Guns Taken by Japs to Tarawa from Singapore Executed Great Damage - The Marines at Heavy Cost Captured The Guns '


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' The Action off the Bay f Biscay: Survivors Fromn one of the Sunken Enemy Destroyers Seated in their Rubber Dinghies '

' HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise in Action Against the German Destroyers .... and Two Aircraft of Coastal Command '

' HM Cruiser Glasgow Under Fire During The Closing Stages of the Battle '

' All that Remained of One of the Three Ships Sunk by the Cruisers - A Large Patch of Oil '

' Schoolboys Christ in Blessing at Blundells School, Tiverton Suggested as a Figure for An RAF Memorial '

' Hit By The Guns of its Inteded Victim, A Jap Torpedo Plane Streaks to Destruction, Its " Tin Fish " Falling Harmlessly into the Sea '

' Heavy Damage in Leipzig - One Hundred Acres of the Famous World Fair Ground Blasted by Bomber Commands 1500 Attack in December '

' Rommel Meets Mussolini in Italy, With The German Ambassador in Attendance, at a Fascist Reception '

' Bombing Through Clouds: Sticks of Bombs from Flying Fortresses Attacking Emden Plummet Towards a Cloud Layer Covering the Target '

' Survivors of a Focke Wulf Shot Down into the Sea are Rescued From the Wreckage of THeir Aircraft by a Boat from a British Ship '

' On the Once Gay Promenade at Nice - " Population and German Soldiers During a Lusty Stroll " Says The German Caption '

' Searchlights of Anti Aircraft Command From a Cone over London, Against Which The Cross of st Pauls Forms a Striking Silhouette '


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Zhitomir - Recaptured by the Russians

' German Troops Advancing into Zhitomir During The German Counter Offensive in the Kiev Bulge, Later Broken and Thrown Back By The Russians '

' Buildings on Fire in Streets Littered with Smashed Vehicles Were What The Germans Found When They Entered Zhitomir on November 19 '

' German Troops Retreating Amid Flaming Buildings After The Failure of Their Counter Offensive in the Kiev Bulge, Which Cost them Heavy Losses '

' German Infantrymen in the Battered Streets of Zhitomir ...'

' Surrounded by Battered Equipment German Troops Take Stock of Their Position After Entering Zhitomir on November 19, Only to Lose the Town Again '

' A Scene of Wreckage, With Zhitomir Cathedral in the Background '

Full page. Spelling Zhytomyr


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' Rothenburgers Sunday Parade Past The POW Cage at Oflag 9 AZ - British Officer Prisoners of War in Their Cage Provide a Weekly Free Show to the Villagers in Return, Our Men Get a Fleeting, If Uninspiring Glance of the Outside World ' full page sketch "Drawn by Our War Artist Captain Bryan De Grineau From Details Supplied By A British Officer Lately Repatriated From the Camp". Rotenburg Fulda IX AZ

' The National Gallery Picture of the Month - Crossing the Brook by Turner RA '

National Trust ' West Wycombe Park for the Nation - A View of West Wycombe Park and Garden '

' The Walton Bridge and Venus Temple in the Gardsens of West Wycombe Park fvrom Eighteenth Century Engravings by Woollett '


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Closing The Gap Between Production and Consumption - Coal in Britain . Ten Photographic scenes of Open Cast mining and various vehicles, tactors, cranes etc

' VAT 69 ' Advert

' Samuel White Isle of Wight Shipbuilders ' advert

' Schweppes Table Waters ' advert

And more adverts of the day

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
'Our Note Book by Arthuyr Bryant'

'The Great World War: Success at Sea by Rear Admiral H. G. Thursfield '

' The Development of the Anglo Saxon Character. Gods Englishman By Leland Dewitt Baldwin. An Appreciation by sir John Squire '

' The World of Science. The First Flowers by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles '


January 15th

' Map - The Italian Front: General Leese, Advanxcing on Pescara '

' A View of the Camino and Maggiore Mountains From Which The FIfth Army Drove out the Germans on December 7 '

' In the Mignano Sector, The 3inch gun of a Tank Destroyer Firing at Enemy Positions '

' Men of the Eighth Army, A British Regiment, Wending Their Way Over The Hills Towards The German Front Line: A Vie wof the Rising Terrain '

' General Montgomery's Farewell to His Eighth Army on December 30 From the Stage of the Garrison Theatre '

' Goums of a French Moroccan Division, Now Serving with the Fifth Army, Returning to Billets After Guard Duty in the Letino Sector '

' Before Moving Up to The Fighting Line, Canadian Troops outside Ortona Attend a Christmas Service '

The Canadians Take ortona, Scene fo Fierce Eight Day Battle

' The Battle of Ortona: Canadian Troops Probing Enemy Defences 100 Yards Fromt he Town '

' For Eight Days a Hand to Hand Street Battle Was Fought: Scene in the Town After Its partial occupation '

' The Entrance to Ortona Was Heavily Mined And Protected by Machine Gun Nests: Canadians Firing a 3 in Mortar '

' Cheery Lads of the Royal Canadian Engineers, Carrying Mine Detectors, With The Infantry West of Ortona '

' A Sherman Tank in Actiopn Against Snipers in Ortona's Main Street - On December 22, Tanks Opened Attacks on Machine Gun Positions '

' Artillery and Gunner Immobilised After Torrential Rains Caused The River to Overflow its Banks Before ortona '

' How the Enemy Was Expelled House By House: Tanks Ready to Fire on A Snipers Nest. The Officer Directing Operations is on the Extreme Right '

' Men of a Canadian Regiment at the Notorious Cross Roads Outside \ortona Await a German Counter Attack. The Scene of a Decisive Action '

' AN Aerial View of the Port of Ortona Before its Destructikon '

' Scarcely A House in Ortona Escaped Ruin - After Eight Days of the FIercest Street Fighting: An Aerial View of the Town After Its Capture '

' A Tough Looking German Paratroops Warrant Officer With Iron Cross: One of a Bunch of Prisoners Captured Singlehanded by a Canadian private '

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The Dramatic Last Moments of " Scharnhorst "

' Scharnhorst as Last Seen From the Bridge of Duke of York: Internal Fires and Explosions Caused Her Brifdge and Superstructure to Become Red Hot and There was Fire Astern ' a dramatic double page "Painted by our Special Artist C. E. Turner from a Personal Description Given Him By Commander T. A. K. Maunsell RN


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The Campaign in Russia With The Germans as They Retreat

' The Face of the Battlefield: A View of the Ground Over Which A Bitter Battle was Fought Somewhere in Russia '

; Night Action on the Russian Front: German Machine Gunners Fire Tracer Bullets into a Soviet Position '

' Twin Periscopes Mark A Nazi Underground Observation Post; A Ventilation Outlet '

' German Tiger Tanks, With Shock Troops, Roll Along a Russian Road in the Nevfel Area '

' German Troops Take up Their Positions in a front Line Trench at the Eastern Front '

' According to th eNazi Caption This is a Soviet Tank Destroyed in Front of a German Position and Photographed Through a Telescope '

' Exhausted Germans Retreat in Russia: Wounded And Wary Men, Pile on a Mud Clogged Armoured Vehicle, Roll. Back on the Nevel Front '


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' A Bomb With Wings: a German Radio Controlled Rocket Bomb - Explanatory Drawings of a new Weapon. Woith Details of tactics Employed in its Use ' Full page diagramatical drawings by G. H. Davis

' A Sabotage Bomb Caused The Destruction of this Danish Armaments Factory, Industri-Syndikatee, in the Free Harbour, Copenhagen '

' Another Example of the Effectiveness of Continued Danish Sabotage, The Shattered Appearance of a Shoe Factory in Stensgad, Wrecked by a Bomb '

' A Fire, Start4ed By Danish Saboteurs, Raging at the Shipyard of Nordjerg and Wedell, Copenhagen - the Yard Had Been Producing German Motor Torpedo Boats '

' Gear And Equipment of US Marines Who Died or Were Wounded in the Mighty Assault on Tarawa, in the Gilbert Islands, Being Sorted '

' Soldiers Inspecting a Dummy Gun Built by the Japanese With Cocoanut Logs on Makin Island, in the GIlberts, Captured By US Marines '

' Three of the US Marines' Officers Who Directed The Successful But Costly Attack on Tarawa Photographed After The Bloody Battle '


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In a Churchill Tank

' The Driver Seated at the Controls of A churchill Tanik Operating the Left hand Steering Lever '

' The Gunner of A Churchill Tank Carefully Adjusts the SIghting Apparatus of His Two Pounder Gun '

' The Gunner With The Wireless Operator, Who Also Acts as Loader '

' The Wireless Operator Manipulating the Breech Mechanism of a Two Pounder Gun with The Gunner At His Action station in A Churchill Tank '

' With His Eye to His Telescopic Sight, The Gunners Left Hand is On the Traversing Handle and His Right on the Machine Gun Trigger '

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' Disraeli's Home for the Nation: Hughenden Manor, Beaconsfield, Bucks to be Taken Over By The National Trust '

' the Funeral Procession of Archbishop Caruana of Malta passing Through The Bastions of Kingsgate, Valetta and The Blitzed Theatre Royal '

' German Survivors from The Bay of Biscay Battle: A Lifeboat With Men From One of the Three German Destroyers Sunk by Two British Cruisers '

' The Damaged Foremast of the Battleship " Duke of York " Following on Her Action Against The Scharnhorst on December 26 '


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Notable People in the Public Eye

The late ' Sir Francis P Armstrong BT ' formerly of the RAC

' Pte Richard Keliher VC Australian Forces '

' Flt. Lt. W. Ellis Newton VC RAAF ' Australian Airforce

' Mr G. Ridley MP Died In London '

' Gen Sir Harold E. Franklyn KCB '

' Air Marshal Sir John Slessor KCB '

' Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas KCB '

' Lieut. General J. A. H. Gammell Appointed Chief of Staff in the Mediterranean '

' Major General W. Bedell Smith Appointed Chief of Staff to General Eisenhower '

' General Ivan Koniev, Who Captured Kirovograd, Commanding Troops of the Second Ukrainian Front '

' General N. Vatutin Cin C of the Russian Armies Advancing on a Wide Front '

' General Ivan Bagramyan, Commander of the Troops of the First Baltic Front '


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' Prehistoric Art in Africa: Rock Engraving of th ePalaeolithic or Stone Age, Showing Hunters in Full Chase From The Farm " Wartrail " New England Barkly East, South Africa '

' The Abbe Breuil The Famous French Archaeologist with Professor C. Van Reit Lowe At An Excavation Site in the Transvaal '

' A Beautiful Piece of Prehistoric Art Work of a Small Buck in White Silhouette: A Rock Painting From Mr Rolf Vorsters Farm, Jamestown, Barkly East '


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Haile Selassie Celebrates The Anniversary of His Coronation

' The Liberty Statue in Addis Ababa, Whose Inauguration Formed Part of the Celebrations on the Anniversary of the Coronation '

' The Emperor in Council With His Chiefs and Ministers '

' A Photograph Of Haile Selassie With THe Imperial Family. From his Marriage, in 1912 to Woizero Menin, There are Three Sons and one Daughter, The Eldest Son, The Crown Prince, Being Married '

' The Emperor on His Throne, Seated With His Ministers and Chiefs. Third From the Left is Ras Imrou, Who, After Exile in Italy, Arrived in Addis Ababa in Time for The Celebrations '

' The Latest Photograph of Haile Selassie on His Throne '


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A Shrine for THose Who Fought in the Basttle of Britain

' Carving on the LEft Wall of the Proposed RAF Memorial Chapel in Westminster Abbey '

' More Carvings - The Rose, The Portcullis and the Fleur De Lis '

' The Carvings Over The Enrance to the Chapel '

' The Beautiful Ceiling of the Eastern Apsidal '

' A Further Example of the Beautiful Stonework of the Chapel '

' A General View of the Eastern Apsidal Chapel in the Henry VII Chapel, WHich Is The Subject of an Appeal for Funds to Convert it into a Permanent Memorial to All Thos of the RAF Who Fought in the Battle of Britain ' Full page


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' The Spiral Nebula in the Constellation of Comae Berenicies ' ( Coma Berenices )

' A Star Cluster in the Constellation of Canum Venatacorum '

' A Spiral Nebula Photograpghed Beyond the Constellation of the Great Bear '

' The Daimler Company Calender for 1944 ' full page colour of naval officer etc

' News of the White Horse ' Full page colour advert for whiskey

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
' Our Note Book by Arthur Bryant'

' The Record of a Great Mans Influence - Allenby in Egypt byu Field Marshal Viscount Wavell GCB etc - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire'

' The Great World War: German Naval Deterioration by Rear Admiral H. G. Thursfield '

' The Old Stone Age in South Africa - The Work of the Archaeological Survey of South Africa Investigating The Evidences of Man to About a Millien Years By Professor C. Van Riet Lowe '

' The World of Science - Revising the Milky Way by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles '


January 22nd

 

' Only 2s 8d Per lb For Christmas Turkeys But the People Grumbled Because The Price Was Too High '

' Typical of The Dublin Shop Windosw: Unrationed Sweets and Crackers in Profusion But Not Much Money With Which To Buy Them '

' The Grim Battle of Ortona, Canadians Versus Enemy Paratroops - This Air View Shows The Mole Destroyed and Town in Ruins '

' After Five Days of Sheltering From the Holocaust of War Italian Families Return to Ruined Homes, Looking Despondent and Anxious '

' Mines Rendered Narrow Streets Extra Perilous. A Canadian Soldier Examines the Corpse of an Enemy Sniper '

' Canadian Infantrey Who Fought With Great Gallantry Throughout, Picking Their Way Amidst Rubble And Ruin '

' The Thick Stone Walls of this Miniature Fortress Were Breached and German Vehicles Pulped at this Spot '

' All That Remains of the Church of San Tomas, Ortona '

' The Apennines - Mules Plodding Through Snow, Carrying Supplies to Allied Troops '

' On Mt. Castel Nuovo During a Snowstorm on the Fifth Army Front - Moroccan Goums Leading Mules Down a Trail '

' Mortars Snowbound in a Heavy Fall - An American Soldier of the Fifth Army Brushes Snow Off Shell Cases '

' AnArmy Film Unit Jeep Snowed Under Near Ortona '

' A Street Scene in Lanciano - Men of the Eighth Army Sweeping a Passang Way Through the Main Street '

' Another View of The Main Street of Lanciano under Wintrey Weather Conditions '

' HM Escort Carrier " Searcher " One of Many New British Aircraft Carriers '

' HM Escort Carrier " Battler " Another of the New Type of Aircraft Carrier Defeating the U Boat Packs '

' The Late Rev Dr Luke Wiseman President of the Methodist Conference '

' Professor V. Hely-Hutchinson New BBC Director of Music '

' Mr John W. Dafoe Deid on Jan 9 Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press '

' The Late Prebendary J. H. J. Ellison to the King '

' The Late Sir Kynaston Studd the Famous Cricketer '

' Air Marshal Sir Keith Park Appointed Air Officer Commanding in Chief Middle East '

' Count Galeazzo Ciano Executed on January 11, Mussolini's Son in Law '

' Marshal Emilio de Bono Executed on January 11 '

' Gaje Ghale VC of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles '

' Lieut Col. F. F. A. Heilgers Killed in Ilford Train Crash ' ' Hon Mrs Stewart Mackenzie Assistant to Commercial secretary of the Embassy in Moscow '

' General Kiazim Orbay Chief of the Turkish General Staff '

' Lieut Gen. Omar Bradley US Army Ground Forces '

' A Broadside Of Rocket SHells Fired by Line Abreast German Fighters, Bursts Among a US Bomber Formation of Fortresses and Liberators ' a wonderful double page "Drawn by Our War Artist Bryan De Grineau From a Description of the Battle Given Him by Lieut Colonel Louis G. Thorup Leader of the Fortress Formation"

' The Lockheed Twin Boomed Lightning Escort Fighter Annihilates its VIctim With A Shattering Stream of Fire From the Five Guns Close Grouped in its Nose ' A wonderful double page "Painted by Our Special Artist C. E. Turner From Sketches Made at an American Airfield in Britain by Courtesy of the US Eighth Air Force"

' Marshal Chiang Kai-shek With Lord Louis Mountbatten and Madame Chiang, Inspects a US Training Centre for Chinese Soldiers in India '

' The Worst Train Crash for Two Years: A Train from Norwich Crashes Into Another From Yarmouth at Ilford; Nine Killed and Thirty Injured '

' Sent By M. Stalin to Mr Churchill, The Musical Score of the New Soviet National Anthem Was Flown to Britain and Broadcast By The BBC '

' Secret Service Submarine HMS Seraph Which Landed Officers in North Africa Before the Invasion '

' Three Polish Boys - Like Some 13000 Others - Were Taken To Russia in 1939, Eventually to Iran, Where They Were Taught English and Trained to Become Future Airmen '

' Numbers of THese Refugee Boys Brought to Britain Now Form Part of the Smart Auxiliary Training Corps andFUture Polish Airmen '

' The Greek Destroyer Adrias Sails Home Without Her Bows; Making Eight Knots She Steams Towards Alexandria '

' A Cinema in the London Area is Bombed by a Lone Raider: examining The Crater in the Stalls '

' Adriatic Port of Bari - Allied Cargo Vessels Burn Fiercely in the Port '

' Another View of Allied Cargo Vessels, A Mass of Flames and Smoke After the Surprise Attack by Germamn Bombers '

' Sabotage of Water Reserves: A National Fire Service Tank Filled With Rubbish by a Thoughtless Public '

' A Close Up of Some of the Extraordinary Objects Which Are Now Being Found in the Emergency Water Tanks '

The German Development of the Rocket as a Weapon of War - ' The Rocket Car, Invented by Max Valier and First Tried Out Near Frankfurt in 1928 '

' The Opel Rocket Car Said to Have Attained a Speed of 60 mph in Eight Seconds '

' A Liquid Fuel Rocket One of the Latest Enemy Developments '

' The Solid Fuel Rocket, Using Slow Burning Powder as the Propulsive Force '

' A Simple Diagram Illustrating a Method of Igniting Rockets '

' A German FW 190 in Flight Fitted with Two Rockets '

' The Tocket Tube as Fitted Under the Wings of a German Aircraft '

' Rocket Shells for Land Warfare '

' An Enemy Rocket Shell Leaves the Barrel of an Electrically Fired Gun '

' ..."Peg O' My Heart" One of the New P 51B Mustang Long Distance Escort FIghters Taxis Past Another '

' A Lighted Cigarette Ignites The Fuse on This Tin of Soup and Within Four Minutes The Soup is Hot and Ready - Part of the Emergency Rations to be Isued to Second Front Invasion Troops '

' The Taylorcraft Auster III a Brilliant Flying Artillery Observation Post in the Mediterranean Fighting Zones '

' Historic House for th eNation: Two VIew of Grantham House, Grantham, Presented to the National Trust by The Misses Sedgwick with Eighteen Acres of Land '

The Vexed Question of Polands Frontiers: The Curzon Line of 1919, Russia Proposes as Basis for Discussion - Six Maps of Poland showing frontiers between 1648 and 1863

' A Nationalities Map of Pre War Poland Between the Riga Line and the Curzon Line '

' A Pre War Map of Poland in 1939 Indicating The Various Territories '

' THe Last Partition of Poland: As Germany Overran Poland in 1939, Russian Invaded Her Fromn the East, on Right is the Former Riga Boundary, Shaded Portion Denoting Polish Territory Russia Occupied ' map

' The Proposed Curzon Line: A Map of Pre War Poland Showing the Curzon Line as Suggested During The Verdsailles Peace Conference of 1919 ' map

' Alexander MacMillan Co Founder with His Brother Daniel of th House of Macmillan '

' Daniel Macmillan '

' One of Macmillans Most Distinguished Authors Rudyard Kiplings Illustration, The Elephants Child from Just So Stories '

' Mr Harold Macmillan, Minister Resident at Allied HQ in North West Africa and Director of Macmillan and Co Ltd Publishers '

' A Mine School for th eTroops in Italy: Students Laying German Teller Mines During The Four Day Course '

' A Holzmine With The Lid Removed '

' An S Mine as Used By The Germans with the Earth Removed '

' Students Using The Moascar Stocks, A Device Constructed for the Blind Handling of Various Types of Mines and Booby Traps '

British Narrative Paintings From the Tate Gallery At Present on Tour in the Provinces - Paintings by Arthur Boyd Houghton - J. M. W. Turner - Frederic George Stephens - John Phillip - William Mulready - Sir Edwin Landseer - Augustus Leopold Egg - Thomas Webster - James Collinson

' A Gallery in the Grotto of The Morteratsch Glacier '

' Snow Crystals From the Collection of Mr Bentley of Vermont New England '

And many adverts of the day

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
'Our Note Book by Arthur Bryant'

M and B 693 Drug ( sulfapyridine )

' The New House of Commons '

' The Great World War: Failure of the U Boat Campaign by Rear Admiral H. G. Thursfield

' The World of Science - Ice and Snow by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day - Th eAnthropologist at Large - Charles E. Byles


January 29th

' On the Banks of the Neva River Where The Russians Broike the Close Siege Ring Round Leningrad Last Year '

' The Last He Will See of Leningrad! A German Soldier on Sentry Gazing On Russians Second City and Former Capital '

' Another Enemy Radio Picture Taken By Telephoto Lens Fromn The German Siege Lines '


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' A Map Showing the Prtona Garigliano Line and Nettuno South of Rome, Where a large Fifth Army Force Was Threatening the Communications of Kesselrings Tenth Army '

' A View of Nettuno The Only Harbour Between Gaeta and Civita Vecchia, the Reported Landing Place of Considerable Allied Forces '


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What Are They? Can You Solve These Aerial Problem Pictures? (Four aerial photographs)

Over Germany - ' The Mustang Mary Anne Having Shot Down One of a Bunch of ME 110 Rocket Firing Fighters Which Were Attacking a Formation of Flying Fortresses, Banks Over in a Right Diving Turn To attack The Other Enemy Planes - The P 51 Mustang ' Wonderful double page drawn by "Our Special artist C. E. Turner


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Personalities of Importance

' Major General W. B. Smith - Newly Appointed Chief of Staff of the European Theatre of Operations ' etc US

' Mr Churchill with Allied Chiefs of Staff - Major General J. F. Whiteley - - Air Marshal Tedder - Admiral Sir John Cunningham - General Eisenhower - General Alexander - Mr Churchill - Lieut General Sir Humfrey Gale - General Sir Henry Maitland Wilsohn - General Smith '

' Sir Firoz Khan Noon - former High Commissioner for India '

' General K. A. Meretskov - Red Army General '

' General Govorov - Red Army General '

' General Dwight Eisenhower '

The Late ' Admiral Mark Kerr '

' Mr Walter Hackett Died in New York '

' Lieut Com. L. W. A. Bennignton ' captain of the submarine that sunk a japanese warship

' King Peter of Yugoslavia Gets His Wings: Air Chief Marshal Sir Sholto Douglas Pins Them on at The Presentation Ceremony '

' Major General W. L. Lloyd ' 10th Indian Infantry Div. Killed in a road accident

' The New Archbishop, The Most Rev. Bernard Griffin, seated on the Throne at Westminster Cathedral ' Full page

Railway Track, Now An Allied Road '

' Destroyed By Retreating Germans, Recommissioned By Fifth Army Engineers: Dipsy Doodle Bridge, A Miracle of Ingeniuty and Thoroughly Serviceable '

' Type of German Prisoners: A 20 Year Old Youth, Typical of Man - One of a Batch of Young Nazis Captured by the Fifth Army '

Typical of Todays Prisoner: This German Arrived in the Fifth Army Lines unshaven, Weary and Hungry '

' Types of German prisoners: A 23 Year Old Sergeant, Happy to be Captured, The Prisoners First Thought was of Food ' ' Snow On The Eighth Army Front: Men of the Green Howards Pass up a Snow Covered Hillside on Their Way To the Front Line '

' The New Landing in the Nettuno Area, South of Rome: Allied Troops Wade Ashore to take the Enemy By Surprise '

' The First German Prisoners to be Taken inthe Nettuno Area Guarded by a British Tommy '

' General Mark Clark, Fifth Army Commander, Who Led THe landing Forces, Congratulates Admiral Lowry US Navy In Command of the Naval Forces '

' Comforts from England Worn By Eighth Army men: Snow On this Front Makes Them Doubly Welcome '

' One of the Island Forts, Manned By Marines Which Protect Britains East Coast Shipping, They Are Commissioned as HM Ships '

' Bomb Sabotage on an Orange Ship From Spain: Some of the 300 damaged Cases, And Fruit, Following an Explosion in the Hold '

' Nigerian Chiefs of th Western Provinces Confer: Chief Igi Nianre of Western Urhobo '

' The Pere of Akugbene Ijaw Arriving for the Conference at The Mapo Hall at Ibadan, Nigeria '

' The Akarigbo of Ijegbu Remo Leads His Councillors and Interpreters to the Conference Hall '

' General Eisenhower's Car, Flags and Irish Driver (lady): The Union JAck, Stars and Stripes and His Personal Flag '

' The New Soviet Ambassador to Czechoslovakia: M. Lebedev Presents His Credentials to Dr E. Benes '


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Malta ' Lord Gort, VC Governor of Malta Leaving the Church of the Royal University After Receiving the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law '

' The Ceremony in the University church. Lord Gort is seated in The Centre with the Rector of the University on His Right '

' Maltese Undergraduates, Girl Students Leading, With the University Banner at Their Head, In Procession to the Church to Witness The Ceremony '


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' A 1715 Dolls House for Red Cross - A View of the Dols House, More than 200 Years Old, An Anonymous Gift to the Red Cross Sales Department '

' A Closer View of the Top Part of the Dolls House, Divided into Two Floors: A Bedroom and A Drawing Room '

' The New YCG 13 - A Secret American Outsize Glider, WHose Function, different From that of Other Gliders, is a Military Secret '

' The YCG 13 Described as the Biggest Glider Built, Carries a Load Greater Than That of the Twin Engined Douglas Dakota Transport '

' Hells Angels One of the Most Famous Fortresses of the US Eighth Air Force, Before Leaving Britain to Tour American Aircraft plants '

' The Twenty Four Hour Raion Pack and Its Contents Which Our Second Front Troops Will Carry When They Invade Europe '

' An Avro York Britains Big Transport Plane, Awaits Its Cargo of Four Jeeps, on Their Way To The Loading Ramp '

' Having Been Driven Up the Ramp, The Four Jeeps are Packed Bonnet to tail Inside The Fuselage of the Big Transport '


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Artwork

Freud by Oscar Nemon '

' The Virgin as Mother From Pec '

' The Nativity of the Virgin From Neresi 1164 '

' A Young Girl at Prayer by Ivan Mestrovic - A Bronz '

' Seated Figure in Wood By Martin Studin Lent by Professor LAvrin '

' A Detail From the Nativity of the Virgin From Pec '

' TheHead of Christ From the Church of St Sophia Ochrid '

' Maidenhood by Toma Rosandic A Carved Wooden Fighure Lent by The Hon Mrs Harold Nicolson '

' ST Blasius Bishop of Sebast and Tamer of Wild Beasts From Markovo Monastery '

' A Composition on Aluminium By The Contemporty Yogoslav Artist, Milivoy Uzrlac '

' St John The Baptist From Neresi 1164 '


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Mr L. J. Rosenwald's Famous Collection of Graphic Art Presented to the American Nation

' the Archangel Gabriel An E£ngraving by Martin Schongauer '

' A Guide Fopr Examination of Conscience Before Confession - Woodcut '

' Two Men In Armour - An Engraving by the Monogramist BM '

' St Jeromel '

' The ?Life and Fables of Aesop Executed for Francesco Del Tuppo '

' St Roch An Anonymous German Metal Cut '

' A Portrait of his Brother Hans By Albrecht Durer - Silverpoint Drawing '

' The Adoration of Magi An Anonymous German Wood Cut '

' A Study of an Old MAn A Drawing by Rembrandt '

' The Nativity An Engraving By Martin Schongauer '

' Melancholia An Engraving by Albrecht Durer '

' The Nativity A Wood Cujt By Albrecht Durer '

' The Madonna and Child An Engrave by Mair Von Landeshut - Bavarian '


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A Cock Chaffinch '
' A Hen Curlew and CHick '

' The Chiff Chaff '

' The Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd Surrey ' Advert

' Phurnacite Smokeless Fuel ' Advert

' Crookes Halibut Oil ' Advert

' Burberry ' Advert

' Harris Tweed ' Advert

' Black & White ' advert with two scottish terriers

' The Wise Bird Never Catches Anything - Wrights Coal Tar Soap ' a wonderful humerous full page advert showing a group of penguins with bath towels and soaps '

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
' Our Note Book by Arthur Bryant'

' A Fine Literary Achievement - "Splendours and Miseries " by Sacheverell Sitwell - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire'

' The Great World War: Today in the Mediterranean by Cyril Falls'

' The World of Science by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles '


1745

' A Row of Tanks showing A Tiny Fraction Alone of the Huge Numbers Which Have Arrived in England From America ' ' full front page photograph showing personel working on a long line of American tanks


' The Illustrated London News One Hundred Years Ago - The New Government Steam Frigate "Janus " also Showing the Figurehead - - - General Tom Thumb Junior The American Dwarf '

The Rt. Hon. Sir Archibald Sinclair K.T., CMG MP - Secretary of State for Air ' full page photograph by Y Karsh of Ottawa

On Board HMS Pursuer THe Escort Aircraft Carrier

' From the Forward Sponson - Ack Ack Gunners at Their Station '

' The Bridge - The Captain Watching Aircraft on the Flight Deck '

' Pilots Ready Room - Standing By for Action ' .

' TheShipwrights Workshop and The Hangar Seen Beyond ..'

' An Aircraft Takin Off - A Grumman Wildcat Over the Focsle Head ...'

' The Engine Room - The Chief Engineer at the Control Panel With Others '

Double page of wonderful sketches by Stephen Bone son of Sir Muirhead Bone


' Colonel Deneys Reitz - High Commissioner for South Africa '

' The Shamrock Club for Irish Men And Women Serving in the Forces - Looking at The Honours Board Used to Record the Names of VC's and Other Awards '

' Salisbury Cathedral - The "Star Spangled Banner" Flag Deposited in the Cathedral After A Parade to Celebrate Roosevelts Birthday '

' Interviewing an Officer - The CinC of Bomber Command Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris at Work in His Private Office with Air Vice Marshal R. H. M. Saundby and a WAAF Flight Officer (his private assistant ) ' a full page sketch drawn "By Our Special War Artist Captain Bryan De Grineau at Bomber Command HQ"

' An Informal Visit By Sir Arthur Harris and his Deputy Sir Robert Saundby To Bomber Commands Phtographic Interpretation Room - Looking aty a Mosaic of the Latest Photographic Runs Over Berlin ' another wonderful sketch by War Artist Captain Bryan de Grineau - On a Double page showing WAAF Officer and NCO with other personel at work

' The Anzio Beachhead Battle ' - Small Map .

' A Chart of Eniwetok Atoll Westernmost of the Marshall Islands - A Stepping Stone to Truk and Beyond ...'

' A Map of The Korsun " Pocket " Where the Dead Numbered over 55,000 ' small map

' Truk Japans Main Naval Base Severely Bombed by Admiral Nimitz - A Pictorial Map Showing Where US Naval Forces Destroyed SHips and Planes ' a wonderful full page drawn by "Our Special Artist G. H. Davis "


Personalities in the Public Eye

' Lieutenant General Sir Thomas E. Eastwood New Governor and Cin C of Gibraltar '

' Major General F. De Guingand - Montgomerys Chief of Staff ...'

' Lt. Commander R. S. Armitage - A Sculpture By John Skeaping ' the first man inthe Navy to win the George Cross

' Mr Stefan Thorvardsson from Iceland Appointed Minister to the UK '

' Major General Lewis Brereton of the 9th USAF ...'

' Count Folke Bernadotte Vice President of the Swedish Red Cross '

' Major General W. O. Butler ...'

Rear Admiral A. G. Kirk US Navy Commander of the US Task Force in England With General Alexander ' . ' Commander Edward Gibbs Capt. of the Destroyer " Pathfinder " ...'

' Alderman Charles White Independene Labour Candidate in W. Derbyshire ..'

' Mme Alexandra Kolontay Soviet Minister in Stockholm Raised to Rank of Ambassador '

' Mr Charles Cundall RA ...'

' Professor A. E. Richardson RA of London University ...'

' Mr Alfred F. Hardiman RA Sculptor of the Haig Memorial iin Whitehall ...'

' Mr John St. Helier Lander Dies ...'

Full page


' General Dwight D. Eisenhower During a Tour of Troops Training In Britain ...'

' Benedetto Croce and Count Sforza After a Congress of Italys National Liberation Front ....'

' The King and Queen with Princess Elizabeth and General Montgomery - Watching The England V. Scotland Soccer International at Wembley on 10 February ...'

' King Haakon of Norway Another Visitor To the Wembley Stadium Chats with the Queen During the Soccer Match ' .

' Mr Duff Cooper Signing the Financial Agreement Between the Government and The French committee of NAtional Liberation - With M. Rene Massigli and others '


Three Informal Group Piuctures of the Royal Family "At Home"

The King and Queen with the Princesses in Conservation '

' Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose ' at the top of the staircase with a Statue of Boy King Edward The SIxth in the Background '

' The First Three Royal Ladies Her majesty the Quyeeb - Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret ' on the stairs

Double page of Photograph by Cecil Beaton


' The War in Burma - View fro mthe Arakan Front in Jungle Country ..'

' Germans Who Escaped Annihilation in the Korsun Pocket by Surrender ..'

' Leading Armoured Car of a Recce Scout Section on Manoeuvres ...'

' Canadian Detroyer " Saguenay " After Two Disasters, Reached Port ...'

' RAF Pigeons Medals For Gallantry - " Winkie " DM With Her Award for Saving an Air Crew '

' A river Crossing for a Jeep of the US SIgnal Corps by Way of an Overhead Cable ...'

' Naval Officers at the Control Panel of the Flying Boat " Mars " Now On Pacific Service with the US Navy '

' Monte Cassino Benedictine Monastery During a Bombing Attack By US Fortresses (bombers ) ...'

' An Aerial Photograph of Cassino During the Bitter Fighting ...'

' On the Anzio Front - " Priest " Gunners of a British Field Regiment between the Anzio an dThe Appian Way ...'

' An Aerial View of the Terrain on the Anzio Front With the Appian Way Running down The Centre '

Anzuio Front - US Military Police Guarding aGerman Pill Box Captured on the Beach Head near Nettuno '


Monte Cassino and Its Treasures

'Monte Cassino's Famous Benedictine Monastery Which The Allies Were Forced to Attack - A Part of the Cloisters ' before the attack

' The Central Court of the Monastery ...'

' the Crypt and Altar of Pope Benedict XI (1303 ) Sculptured by Jean of Pisa ...'

' Tomb of Pietro de Medici Son of Lorenzo the Magnificent '

' A Part of Miel The Choir Stalls of the Basilica with Carvings by Coliccio 1696 ....'

' The Carved Choir Stalls with Four Paintings by Solimena ...'

' Interior of the Basilica ...' .

' Monte Casino's Art Treasures Being Evacuated to the Vatican - twelve Lorry Loads ' street scene

' A Plan of the Monastery and the One Winding Road Leading up From Casino Town '

' American Guns Batter the Town of Cassino ...'

' A Town in Ruins - Cassino Under Bombardment By Long Range US Guns .....'

' US Artillery Pounding Cassino and Its Vicinity ...'

Double page


' A British Midget Submarine with members of Her Crew '

' An X Craft or midget Submarine Under Way with A Member of Her Crew Standing on Deck by Her Periscope '

' The Tiny Craft Swings to Starboard - These are the First Pictures of The British Midget Submarines to Be Released '

' A Member of Crew of an X Craft Stands Beside the Periscope ...'

' The Midget under Way With One of Her Crew at the Open Hatchway '

Double page


Beatrix Potters Gift to the Nation in the Lake District

' Troutbeck Park Sheep Farm ...'

' Hill Top Farmhouse Where Beatrix Potter Lived '

' Busk Farm at Little Langdale with Some Herdwick Sheep of Which Beatrix Potter was a Breeder '

' Another View of Busk Farm ..' .

' High Yewdale Farm Coniston in Lancashire '

The article also makes ref. to Mister William Heelis her Husband

Five photographs on a full page


Discoveries at Saqqara near Cairo in Egypt

' the Stone Built Quay i Front of the Valley Temple of Unas ...'

' The Sarcophagus of Prijce Ptah Shepses at the Valley Temple ...'

' The Gold Plaque Part of Prince Ptah Shepses' Belt ...'

' The Gold Belt with its plaque Found in the Sarcophagus of Prince Ptah Shepses '

' A Stele of Wood From the Tomb of Akhet Hotep ...'

' A View Looking Along the Corridor of the Tomb of Akhet Hotep ...'

' Some of the Ten painted Wooden Statues from the Closed Recess in the Tomb of Akhet Hotep i an Excellent State of Preservation ' .

' A Famine Relief Fromt he Interior of the Temple Causeway of King Unas ...'

' thePainted Rock Cut Statues in their Niches in the Corridor of the Tomb of Ptah-Iruk ...'


' Florentine Thermometer of About Three Centuries Ago Made at Duke Ferdinands Accademia Del Cimento At Florence ...'

' Pieter Van Musschenbroek's Pyrometer of the Early Eighteenth Century ...'

' The Podbielniak Apparatus Used For Measuring the Very Low Temperatures of Helium, Hydrogen and Other Gasses ...'

' Gillette in Battledress ' advert <>p> ' Harris Tweed Hand Woven by the Islanders ' advert



This second part of the description features items of news articles, advertising, Classified Ads. etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include :-

Our Note Book by Arthur Bryant

A Story of A Mans love for His Country "No OUtspan" By Deneys Reitz - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire . The Great World War - Rapid Moves in the Far East - by Cyril Falls

' Discoveries at Saqqara in Egypt - by Mr Guy Brunton

The World of Scioence - taking the Temperature by E. S. Grew


 

May 6th


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' Sir William Beach Thomas '

' The Main Site of Olorgasailie Kenya '

' Jaw of a Giant Fossil Pig Found at Olorgasailie ' etc

' Three Teeth from the Jaws of Giant Fossil Member of the Horse Family Compared with The Biggest Living Zebra '

' Part of the Femur of a Giant Fossil Baboon Compared with the Femur of a Large Specimen of The Living Species of Baboon '

' A Mechanical Brain: The Sperry Automatic Computing Gun-Sight - Explanatory Diagrams of an Invention Which Has Enabled US Bombers to Score Big Kills of Enemy Fighters ' wonderful full page

' Most Massive Air Exercises Prior To Europe's Invasion: Allied Paratroops in Nightly Operations Over England ' Double page of eight photographs

' The US Daylight 1500 Plane Raid on Berlin: The Centre of the Capital From Tempelhof Airport to the Air Ministry and Unter Den Linden, After Attacks by Three Concentrations of Fortresses and Liberators '

' A Luftwaffe Signals Equipment Depot at St Cyr, Near Versailles Before it was Visited By Lancasters of RAF Bomber Command ' .... ' And The Same Target AfterPrecision Bombing By The Lancasters on the Night of April 10. Th Depot Has Been Virtually Obliterated '

' An Example of Precision Daylight Bombing By Bombres of the US Army Air Forces. A Bomb Bursts Squarely on a High Viaduct North of Poix, France in the Path of a Train Seen Bearing down on the Viaduct From the Left '


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Allied Bomber Escorts Register Kills: Documen tary Proof of Destruction of Enemy Aircraft in Battle

' The Death of a ME 109G As It Took Off From Its Airfield in Northern France ... '

' Three Stages in the Death of a Twin Engine German Fighter, Destroyed by an American Combat Plane Escorting the US Bombers Seen to the Right '

' The Last Momnts of a ME 110 Hit By A US Fighter, A Piece Flew Out of the Enemy Plane Which Plunged into Flames '

' Another Victim of RAF Typhoons, A ME 110 Which, Hit in the Cockpit and Starboard Engine, Plunged into the Sea Near Dunkirk '

' The End of a Flying Monstrosity The Freak German Double Heinkel, Recently Shot Down Over France By Two Mosquito Pilots '

' Hit By a Fighter of the US Eighth Air Force, This ME 109 Disappeared Trailing a Plume Of Smoke, But not Before The Automatic Camera Had Registered The Score '

' A German Fighter Plane Begins to Disintegrate in Mid Air After Being Caught By The Guns and Camera of a US Aircraft over Europe '

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' The B-26 Marauder a Formidable Medium Bomber and Torpedo Carrier - US Air Force Marauders Run into Heavy Flak Over Europe on Emerging From Cloud Cover. These 300mph Aircraft Carry Twelve Half Inch Machine Guns and A Bomb Load of 4000 lbs ' a wonderful double page sketch "Painted by Our Special artist C. E. Turner From Sketches Made by Courtesy of US Bomber Command". This particular B26 was named Touch O'Texas

The Royal Corps of Signals ' In The Initial Stages of Invasion, Royal Signals Detachments Carry Complete Wireless Stations in Specially Designed Hand Carts Protected From Sea Water By Specia Coverings ' - - - ' In Cases Where Wireless Might Betray Our Movements, Cable Communication is Preferable - Line Men Advance With The Mine Clearers, Using Cable Drum Hand Barrows ' - - - ' Semaphore is Sometimes Used ' small sketches

' As Seen From the Air: A Battle in Which US Tanks Were Engaged - the Photograph Shows the Last Stand Made By The Japanese on Kwajalein, In the Marshall Islands '

' As Seen From THe Ground: A Battle in Which M4 Tanks Go Into Action With US Infantryment During an Exercise '

' The Initial Stages of an Invasion: Wireless As The Co-ordinating Link Between Land, Sea and Air Forces - A Symbolical Lay Out of an Amphibious Invasion - The Network of Communications Which Wlds the Various Forces into One Co-ordinated Weapon of Assault ' a magnificent double page sketch "Drawn by Our War Artist, Captain Bryan De Grineau With The Cooperation of The Royal Corps of Signals"

' One of the Largest Vessels in the United States Navy's Fast Growing Landing Craft Fleet: The LSD (Landing Ship, Dock) Is an Ocean Going Craft of Some Considerable Size '

' The LArgest Mobile Gun Used by the US Army on the Italian Front: A 240mm Howitzer, Shown Being Pulled into Position Across a Rough Piece of Terrain '

' A New Type of Nazi Mine; It consists of a Wooden Box, IN Which is Placed a Half Pound Block of TNT '

' Vesuvius Changes Her Shape: The Old Summit of the Volcano Crumbled Away During the Recent Eruption and The Crater Took on Another Form '

' Yet Another Hitler Mussolini Meeting But This Time There is Only One Dictator. Mussolini Is Reported to Be Seriously Ill '

' General Montgomery's Victory Caravan in London: Driver Woods, Who Drove The General From El Alamein To Tunis, Acts as Guide '

' The King Inspects His Invasion Troops: His Majesty Stops for a Chat With A REME Private Attached to an Armoured Brigade '


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RAF Beaufighters Sink and Cripple Enemy Escort Ships Off Holland

' Coastal Command Beaufighters Torpedo Crashed Home on an Enemy Escort Vessel Attacked Near The Frisian Islands '

' The Escort Vessel, One of Four Attacked by a Group of Beaufighters, Gives Out Dense Clouds of Smoke Before Blowing Up and Sinking '

' Other Enemy Escort Vessels Almost Disappear From View Under The Furious Cannon Fire of the Attacking Beaufighters ..'

' A Vast Explosion Throws Out Streaks of Fire From an Armed Trawler Which Was Left Enveloped in Smoke - One of the Beaufighters Is Seen on the Right '


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Personalities of The Week

' Mr F. Ernest Jackson ARA '

' Mr William Dring ARA '

' Colonel Frank Knox - Secretary US Navydied on April 28..'

' Francis Drake ' of Johannesburg Awarded the Stanhope Gold Medal of the Royal Humane Society

' The Hon Sir Derek Keppel died April 26'

' Mr Mackenzie King Canada's premier Greeted on Arrival By Mr Vincent Massey '

' The Australian Prime Minister: Mr Curtin Arrives i England '

' The Prime Minister of South africa: Field Marshal Smuts Now in Britain '

' Mr Peter Fraser New Zealand Premier Greeted by Major Spencer Churchill '

' The Allied Supreme Command in Conference: Service Chiefs Who Are Responsible for the Coming Liberation of Europe Photographed at Their Headquarters - Air Chief Marshal Sir ARthur Tedder - General Dwight D. Eisenhower - General Sir Bernard Montgomery - Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley - Adm. Sir B. Ramsay - Air Chief Marshal Sir T. Leigh Mallory - Lt. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith '

' AN Im portant New National Gallery Acquisition Now on View: A Very Beautiful Picture By Niccolo Dell Abbate illustrating the Georgics Canvas '

' The Painters Daughters By Gainsborough '


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A Plan for Plymouth

' Plymouth Today: A Bomb Devasted Area at and Around Spooners Corner '

' An Artists Sketch of the Proposed Traffic Centre at the Main Railway Station - Part of a Plan for the Reconstruction of Plymouth After The War '

' Artist Sketch of the Proposed Shopping Centre, Plymouth - This Centre Lies on Rising Ground, And Through te Area Will Run The single Purely Decorative Feature '

' A Birds Eye View of the Proposed Civic Centre: from an Artists Sketch. The CIvic Precinct Begins on the Plane of St Andrews Church, Now a Mere Shell '

' The Heart of Plymouth: Across The Centre of This District Ran George Street, Once a Busy Shopping Street. teh Two Towers in the Centre are That of St Andrews Church and That of the Guildhall '

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' Cobalt Island - Labine Point, on Great Bear Lake, North west Territories, Canada '

' El Dorado on the Shores of Great Bear Lake. A Mil Was Built Here For Crushing And Concentrating the Rodcks containing Uranium '

' Loading Radium Concentrates at Great Bear Lake for Delivery By Air To Port Hope Laboratories, Ontario '

' J. Samuel White & Co Ltd Cowes Isle of Wight ' advert for boat builders

' Phurnacite Smokeless Fuel ' advert

' Hoover ' advert - a salute to women workers

' Prestcold Refrigeration ' advert

' Daimler Goes to War ' full page colour advert showing a car and an armoured vehicle

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
' Our Note Book by Arthur Bryant'

'Love of Nature and Natural Things. "The Way of a Countryman" by Sir William Beach Thomas - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire'

' The Great World War: An Offensive Against Germany by Cyril Falls '

' Welding the Forces of Invasion: The Work of the Royal Corps of Signals ...'

' The World of Science - Canada's Metals and The War by E. S. Grew '


August 26

Cover: Major-General Patton, Commanding the American Third Army in Northern France.

Our Notebook;

Book Review: "English Social History" by G.M. Trevelyan;

The Great World War: Offensive Campaigns in France (inc map);

Books of the Day; and The World of Science:

A Secret Weapon in the Insect War.

Pictorial Journals include: "The Army of France is in Being Again, Fighting on Its Own Soil for the Liberation of Its Country";

A Massed Daylight Attack by R.A.F. Heavy Bombers on German Positions Near Falaise:

Aircraft Flying In and Bombs Bursting on the Target Area; Shattered Falaise

: The Birthplace of William the Conqueror To-Day; With the British and Canadian Forces in Normandy:

Action Photographs as Our Men Sweep Forward;

The Citadel - Last Enemy-Held Strong-Point in St. Malo - Captured;

Sidelights on the Fighting in Northern France:

The Capture of Orleans and Dreux and Other Points in the General Advance;

Destruction of the Retreating Enemy Army - As Seen From the Air;

The Allied Invasion of Southern France;

The Scene of Successful Allied Landings in Southern France:

A Pictorial Map From Coasts to Mountains

First Allied Landings in Southern France:

Mr. Churchill in Italy;

The Allied Entry into Florence;

Sidelights on the War: News From Various Battlefronts;

One of the Greatest Donations of Eighteenth Century French Painting Ever Received by a Museum - The Kress Collection.


November 18th

' A Longitudinal Section of the New House of Commons Looking West - The Plans Were Drawn Up By Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and His Brother Mr Adriam Goilbert Scott '

' Looking Towards The Starangers Gallery ' with a key of different areas

' In Tghe Heart of London: Bow Church, cheapside From St Pauls by Hentry Brewer RI '

' General Eisenhowers Visit to Brussels: The Allied Supreme Commander Addressing the Belgian Chamber of Deputies '

' General Eisenhower Saluting at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Brussels as The Last Post Was Sounded '

' The Funeral of the Earl of Strathmore: The Bishop of St Andrews Walking Before the Farm Cart Which Carried The Coffin From Glamis Castle '

' The Funeral of Lord Moyne and His Driver, Lance Corporal Fuller - the Cortege Passing Through One of the Main Streets of Cairo 'They were assassinated by Eliyahu Bet-Zuri and Eliyahu Hakim of the Jewish underground group Lehi

' The Lord Mayors Luncheon at the Mansion House: Mr Churchill is Seen Next to the New Lord Mayor '

' The French Consulatitive Assembly Held Its Inaugural Meeting in the Former Senate Chamber in Paris on November 7: A General View '

' Mr Churchill's Visit To Paris: The French Contingent Which Took Part in the March Past Parade in the Champs Elysees '

' The Prime Minister Standing Beside General De Gaule '

' A General View of the Vast Crowd Which Lined the Champs Elysees to Welcome Mr Churchill '

' The prime Minister Wearing Air Commodore's Uniform and General De Gaulle At THe Tomb of the Unknown Soldier '

' British Troops Taking Part in the Armistice Day Parade in Paris '

' Men of the Royal Navy Passing The Saluting Base '

' Mr CHurchill, General De Gaulle and Memgbers of their Entourage Approaching the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier '

' Mr Churchill Signing the Famous Golden Book Of Paris '

' Allied Flags Form a Background as Two of the Worlds Great Leaders Stand at the Saluting Base '

' Mr Churchill Greeting an Old Friend. Also Mr Duff Cooper British Ambassador to Paris '

' Off Walcheren Island on November 1 1944. Landing Craft Carrying Royal Marine Commandos Are Going in to the Beaches at Westkapelle '

' In The Spotting Top of HMS Roberts Off Walcheren on November 1, 1944 - Captain S. W. T. Musto RA and" Guns " Lieut Commander H. S. WHittow DSC '

' The Start of a V2 Rocket Bomb: The Flaming Trail of a Rocket Seen Hurtling Up From Walcheren During The Allied Bombardment of Westkapelle ' Netherlands - Full page Drawn by Lieut Stephen Bone RNVR Official Admiralty Artist Who Witnessed the Discharge of the Rocket

An Island Under Water: Scenes From Walcheren Norht of the Scheldt, Now Finally Cleared of the Enemy - A Jeep Negotiating a Flooded Road in Holland. The Farmhouse on the Left is Half Submerged '

' Battered Houses in the Flooded Countryside Behind the Town of Westkapelle on Walcheren Island Where Marine Commando Troops Defeated The Enemy Garrison '

' A View of Middelburg on Walcheren Island - The Town Stands Up Above The Surrounding Floods Which Cut If Off From the Rest of the Island '

' Barelegged Residents of Flushing Wading Along The Pavement of a Flooded Street '

' Some of the Thousandss of German Prisoners Taken In Middelburg Waiting To Embark on Boats to be Taken Across The Floods To POW Cages '

' Aerial View of Middelburg With The Floods Surrounding The Town - In The Centre is The Market Square Backed by The Town Hall '

' The Men on THe Beach at Weskapelle Are Herded German Prisoners '

' Another View of Westkappelle SHowing The Breach Made Byt he RAF in the Dyke Surrounding Walcheren Island and The Consequent Inlet of Water '

' The Flooded Area of Walcheren Island Between Middelburg and Flushing '

' A Great Deal of Enemy Weapons and Equipment was Captured in Middelburg - Here Is Some of IT Under Cover in the Town '

' Lieut. General Daser Commander of the German 70th Division Captured in Middelburg '

The Dramatic End of the Tirpitz - ' The Position of the German Battleship Tirpitz in Tromso Fjord Where SHe Was Attacked and Sunk. Surrounding Her Can Be Seen An Anti Torpedo Boom '

'The Flash From Two Bursting Bombs - One on Shore and One on the Tirpitz. The Shape of the Ship is Visible Beneath the Dense Smoke From An Earlier Bomb Burst '

' Smoke Billowing Out From The Bombs Seen Bursting in Photograph No 2 The Battleship Is Still Visible '

' Finally The Smoke From The Bombs Towering Above The Target, Obscuring It Completely. The Tirpitz Sank Within A Few Minutes '

' The American Advance South East of Metz ' small map

' A View of The Great Rail Bridge Spanning the Lower Rhgine at Moerdijk Holland Breached By The Retreating Germans. Several Large Spans Can Be Seen In The Water '

' A View of Forli The Important Town on the VIa Emilia Captured on November 9 By Eighth Army Forces in The Adriatic Sector of the italian Front '

' Pack Mules and Jeeps Crossing a Hump Backed Bridge on Their Way To Supply Forward Troops in the Hills Beyond Castel Del Rio '

' General Alexander, Giving a Resume of the Italian Campaign to War Correspondents, Is Using a Huge Wall Map of the Country '

' Adevancing Towards Forli, British Sappers Discovered a New Type of German Mine, Which Contains The Barest Minimum of Metal, Hoped to Defeat The Electro Mine Detector '

' The Mud Sledge Was Successfully Devised To Evacuate Our Wounded Across Difficult Country in the River Santerno Area After Torrential Rains '

' During The Heavy Rains Which Flooded The Santerno, This Bailey Bridge on a Diversion Was Rendered Useless By Flood Waters '

' The Heavy Rains in Italy Reduced ' Physchological Warefare: With Portable Amplifier, An Officer Broadcasting a Surrender Call, In Japanese, To Surrounded Enemy '

' Troops of the West Yorks Regiment Attending HOly Mass, Conducted By Chaplain J. Nolan in a Jungle Clearing of Manipur State, Burma '

' Booby Traps Had To Be Cleared From this Landslide Before Bengal Sappers Could Deal WIth IT And The Advance on Tiddim Continue '

' A Japanese Ammunition Dump Deliberately Set Alight By The Enemy in The hope of Delaying Our Advance on Tiddim '

' Becasus These Supply train Mules Were Liable to Panic at the Sight of the Fast Running Manipur River, They Crossed on a Special Camouflaged Ferry '

' Building A Temporary Bridge over Which Urgently Needed Supploeds Had to Pass to tehe Fifth Indian Division, Then Advancing on Tiddim '

' Tiddim Burma Taken By The Fifth Indian Division on October 19 '

' Jeeps Seen Bringing Up Essential Supplies Through Thick Mud on the Tiddim Road '

' Firing A Piat Gun in the Burma Jungle: The Man Nearest The Camera Is Watching The Effect of the Shot '

' The First Football Match to be Played in Liberated Holland ... At Eindhoven between the British Army and a team Formed by The Townsmen '

' An Historical Gift To Be Sold in Aid of the RedCross - A Wonderful Piece of Tapestry Made up of 108 Badges, A Coat of Armms and Other Designs ' worked by Service paitents in an Auxiliary Hospital

' The Chindit Badge - A Gold Chinthe ona Blue Black Background ' The Chindits were an allied Special Force formed and lead by General Orde Wingate in Burma 1943-1944

' The Home Guard Certificate of Service With The Kings Signature. Is Now Ready for Issue '

' The People's Storm Troop Units of Germany - A 55 Year Old Member of Hitler's Volkssturm '

' British Troops Have A Mobile Library in the Front Line - Soldiers Queueing Up For Books in the Village of Mook Holland '

' Canadian Paratroops Training in Battersea: Men Taking Shelter in a Partly Demolished House While Mortar Bombs Are Falling Opposite '

' Dr Wang Ching-wei The Chinese Quisling And Head of the Puppet Nanking Government, Died Recently ' also written Wang Jingwei

' THe Viceroy of India Ha An Informal Work Tith Kamal Ram VC and Naik Nand Singh VC After the Ceremony at Which He Docorated THree Heroes of the Indian Army '

' The Widow of Subadar Subramanian Receives Her Husband's GC From the Viceroy of India ' George Cross

' Posthumously Awarded The VC - Subadar Netrabahadur Thapa ' 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles '

' The Late Lieut. Colonel Maharajkumar Amarjit Singh CIE Who Died on September 14 ' son of Maharajah of Kapurthala

' The Late Earl of Strathmore Who Died On November 7 '

' Lieut Colonel Lord O'Neill ... Killed In Action in Italy '

' Mr Geoffrey Dawson Editor of The Times 1912-19 Died on November 7 ' ' General Koenig Military Governor of Paris, At The Lord Mayors Luncheon, Shaking Hands with THe Lord Mayor, Sir Frank Alexander '

' Mohamed Abdullah ' The policeman who chased the assailants of Lord Moyne wounding one of them

' M. Joseph Van De Muelebroeck - The Burgomaster of Brussels '

' A Rocket Assisted Take Off: A Navy Seafire Trailing Rocket Smoke as She Takes Off From the Landing Strip '

' Home Guard Sentries Mounting Guard for the Fourth Year in Succession at the Unknown Warriors Tomb In Westminster Abbey on Armistice Day '

the Docks at Antwerp: A Platoon of Pioneers on Parade Before Mounting Guard Over The Dock Area '

' A View of The Town Of Metz Now Threatened With Encirclement by General Patton's Forces - In The Foreground is The River Moselle and Behind it the Cathedral '

' The Dortmund Ems Canal Breached Again - The Result of a Second Attack by Lancasters of Bomber Command on the Night of November 4 '

' The Amputated Lower Turret Guns of the Scuttled French Battleship " Strasbourg " in Toulon Harbour '

' An Exhibition of Old MAsters ' includes Lambert de Hondt - Vredeman De Vries - A. Canaletto - J. J. Horemans - G. Berckheyde - Six paintings shown

USA - ' A View Looking Norht East Fromn the Washington Monument OverThe Capital. The Monument is Claimed to be The Worlds Tallest Masonry Structure '

' The Lincoln Memorial In Washington '

' A View Looking West From the Washington Monument With The Lincoln Memorial Backing on to the Potomac River Beside The Arlington Memorial Bridge, and, On The Right, Buildings of the US Navy Department '

' A The Sherman Monument, Overlooking The Willard Hotel, Where Julia Ward Howe, During the Civil War, Wrote Battle Hymn of the Republic '

' A View of the Famous 1 and Half Mile Long Central Section of Pennsylvania Avenue, Connecting The White House With The Capitol, Seen Towering Over Its Far End '

' THe White House Washington Official Residence of the United States. This Two Storey Building of Virginia Freestone, Painted White, Was Built in 1792-99 From Designs by James Hoban, Closely Following OPlans of the Seats of The Dukes of Leinster near Dublin '

' The Capitol, Washington. Equivalent to Our Houses of Parliament, THis Meeting Place of Congress and Senate Stanes on the Brow of a Hill About 90ft Above The Potomac River, Its Dome Topped by a Statue of Freedom. Its Corner Stone was Laid By Goerge Washington in 1793 '

' Takin - Budorcas Taxicolor - is the NAme Given to This Little Known Species by the People of the Mishmi Hills on the Assam Burma Border. The Relationship to Any Known Animal Is Obscure '

' THe Malayan Bear ( ursus Malayanus ) '

' The Malayan Tapir ( Tapirus indicus ) '

' Vosper Motor Torpedo Boats ' Advert

' Interplanetary Communication - GEC Radio and Television ' advert

' No Golden Shred - JR Instead ' Robertsons advert showing the once famous golliwog

' Greys Cigarettes ' Full page colour advert by A. L. Grace showing a guardsman wearing a busby drawn by AL Grace and Grays Appeal for Aid To Russian Fund with reference to Mrs Churchill's Red Cross Fund. On the back, with handling marks

' War and Peace The Hawker Siddeley Group ' a split page showing The Lancaster Bomber with THe Tudor Liner - The Typhoon with "Our Future Defence" - Tank Gear Boxes with The Armstrong Siddeley Car - Torpedo Engines with The Aero Engines of a New Age - The Spearhead of the Attack...Will Set The Lead in Peace ' A full page colour advert on the inside of the front dust cover

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
'Our Note Book by Arthuyr Bryant'

' The New House of Commons '

' A Story of a Gallant Expedition. The Golden Carpet By Somerset De Chair. an Appreciation by Sir John Squire '

' The Great World War: Clearing The West Scheldt Estuary by Cyril Falls '

' The World of Science - War and The Burmese Wild by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day - The Years Between From Many ANgles by W. R. Calvert '


December 2nd

' British Troops Passing a Wrecked Farmstead in the War Torn Countryside Approaching Geilenkirchen '

' Infantrymen of the British Second Army Moving Up a Muddy Track in the Advance on Geilenkirchen '

' A British Tank Entering Geilenkirchen Past Shattered Buildings on the Outskirts of The Town '

' Infantry and Tanks of the American Ninth Army Approaching the Outskirts of Geilenkirchen Which Fell to Our Troops Soon After Midday on November 19 '

' American Infantrymen Advancing Along a Captured Railway Line at Geilenkirchen ' church in the background

' American Troops Digging Foxholes for Theeir Mortars in an orchard Newly Won From the Germans During the Combined Onslaught on Geilenkirchen '

' Gathered in Front of a Britsh Flail tank, British and US Troops Who Had Been Fighting Side By Side Join in a Sin Song on the Geilenikirchen Battlefield '


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' Sir Herbert Bakers Proposed Westminster Abbey Memorial Cloister '

' The Bank of England: Princes Street and Threadneedle Street Fronts '

' A View of the Cloisters, Winchester College War Memorial '


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Two of the Metz Forts Which Once Barred The Allied Advance :-

' A Communication Trench One of Several Linking Up the Outside Defence Posts of the Koenigsmacher Fort Near Thionville, North of Metz '

' Fort L'Aisne The First of the Metz Forts to Fall. US Troops Moving In to Finish Mopping Up '

' After the Final Capture of the Koenigsmacher Fort: American Engineers Had to Blow Down The Heavy Doors with Explosives '

' American Troops at one of the Entrances to the Koenigsmacher Fort '

' Some of the Marine Fittings - Possibly for Use on U Boats, Found outside Koenigsmacher Fort '

' A Line of Ships Propellers, Also Found at Koenigsmacher Fort '


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The Liberation of Metz: Scenes Inside the City

' The Result of an Explosion as an American Column Was Advancing Towards The Surrendered Metz Fort of Bellecroix '

' An American Anti Tank Detachment in Front of the Beer STube Where they Were in Actio the Previous Night '

' Infantrymen of the US Third Army Entering Metz '

' Guarding a German Officer Outside The Hotel Royal, Metz. He Was Moved By Allied Request. Hitler Stayed Here During His Visit To Metz '

' Metz Celebrates: Young Citizens of the Liberated Town in National Dress, Singing the Marseillaise in the Principal Square '

' Nazi Prisoners of War, Men of the Metz Garrison, Lined Up Along a Street Before Being Marched To Internment Behind The Allied Lines '


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Strasbourg and Belfort Liberated: French and US Reach The Rhine

' TheLiberation of Belfort by The French on November 20: A French Tank at The Gates of this Important Strategic Town '

' Strasbourg Capital of Alsace-Lorraiine, Was Freed on November 23. A Frech Tank and Crew ( Plus local boy ) Carrying Hitlers Portrait as a Trophy '

' French Tanks Entering Strasbourg After the Capture of the City '

' In The Heart of Strasbourg: Litter of Turn Up German Posters and Swastika Signs ' ' Strasbourg: Crestfallen German Officers Directed By A French Soldier Wending Their Way to A POW Camp After its Recapture by French amd US Troops '

' After the German Withdrawal From Strasbourg Their Guns Pumped Shells into The City: Blazing French, American and German Vehicles Have Been Smashed By Enemy Fire '


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The Advance on Venlo

' The 8in Gun of a British Super Heavy Battery Firing n the Main Bridge at Venlo '

' Troops of the British Second Army Passing Through The Hamlet of America During the Advance in the Maas Area West of Venlo '

' A Column of British Troop Carrying Kangaroo Tanks Moving Along a Main Road in the Venlo Sector '

' British Troops Dug in Near Venlo, Had Been Holding Their Woodside Position for Sixteen Days '

' British Troops Are Noted for Their Humorous Road Signs in Many Battlefields of the World War - This particular Example if near a Dutch Front Line Village ' ' This Third Sign Alongside a Road in the British Second Army Sector in Holland Provides Yet Another Laugh For Passing Troops on the Western Front '

' This Picture Shows A Group of Mines Being Exploded '

' American Infantrymen on the Western Front Close to The British Sector Crawling Forward as a Mine andShell Exple Simultaneosly Beside A British Tank '

' An Example of the Type of Booby Traps Left Behind Them by the Retreating Germans, The Harmless Ashtray is Connected to a Heavy Charge of Explosive '

' Allied Troops Rounding up Snipers inthe Battered German Fortress Town of Geilenkirchen After It Capture By a Combined British And American Force '

' German Rolling Stock on the Railway Running Through Geilenkirchen in the Siegfried Line. RAF Bombers Reduced it to Tangled Wreckage '

' Sappers of the British Second Army Using Specially trained Dogs to Detect Mines on a railway during the Advance in the Mas Bend Near Venlo '

' A Despatch Ricer Making Heavy Going Along a Dutch Road Reduced to a Sea of Mud By Incessant Rain '


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Burma: A Map of the Chindwin Area, With The Allies Driving on Kalewa and Katha ' small

' The Wester Front: A Map Showing The Position of the Six Allied Armies '

' Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander to Be Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre '

' General Sir Henry Maitland-Wilson To Be Head of The British Joint Staff Mission in Washington '

' Lieut General Mark Clark US Army to be Commander in Chief of the Allied Fifteenth Group of Armies in Italy '

' The Launching of V" Rocket Bombs, An Official Photograph and its Explanation: A Scene at Peenemunde The Birthplace of the Ve Defined From the Inset Official photograph ' Full page

' The Launching of V" Rocket Bombs, An Official Photograph and its Explanation: Explanatory Drawing Showing Some Probable Methods of Handling and Firing V2s ' Full page by G. H. Davis

' Parts of a V2 - Pieces of a Rocket Bomb Found Wrecked in Belgium ' full page of six photographs

' Making Sea Water Drinkable: A Simple System For Castaway Airmen - Details of an Apparatus Which May Save The Lives of Many Airmen Forced Down At Seaq: Compact and Very Simple to Use, It Converts Sea Water in to Drinking Water in a Very Short Time ' Full page by G. H. davis

' The Opening of Waterloo bridge on June 18 1817 '

' The New Waterloo Bridge, Which Was, For the First Time, on November 21, Made Available up to its Full Width for Six Lines of Traffic '

' A Miniature of Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante by Dun bought in at Christies After a Final Bid of £241 10s '

' One of Americas Newest Battleships, The USS Miissouri of a Standard Displacement of 45000 Tons and With a main Armament of Nine 16in Guns '

' An Unusual Photograph Showing The Trail of a V2 Rocket, Four Small Trails Caused By Fighters, and a Flying Fortress '

' A Wrecked German Mark VI Tank Which verturned into a Bomb Crater in Hamich Germany. US Troops Seem Highly Entertained '

' A Plume of Black Smoke Marking the End of the US Light Aircraft Carrier Princeton Sunk in the Naval Battle of the Philippines '

' A Photograph of the USS Princeton Taken From One of the American Warships Which Moved in as Her Crew Were Fighting Fires Amidship '

' The Blottin Out of Dren - A Photograph Taken Two Days After RAF Bombers Had Launched an Obliteration attack on the Town '

' The Destruction of Julich - Another Greman Fortress Town on the River Roer Smashed By Heavy Bombers of the RAF '

' A V2 Rocket Bomb Factory at weimar in Germany Before aqn Attack by US Heavy Bombers Late in August....'

'...And The Shattered Remains of theSame Factory Photographed After the Raid '

' Strasbourg, Capital of Alsace-Lorraine Liberated by The Allies on November 23 - The Passenger Bridge and Beyond, The Railway Bridge Across the Rhine '

' AN Aerial View of Strasbourg with its Famous Cathedral, Dating from The Twelfth-Fifteenth Centuries '

' Saverne in Alsace, North of Strasbourg, It Stands at the Mouth of a Defile '

' Colmar - A Picturesque Old Town Lying Between Strasbourg and Belfort on Which The US Seventh and First French Armies Were Advancing on November 26 '

' Saarbrucken - On the River Saar Approached by General pattons Troops on November 26 After tHoling the Maginot Line on a Three Mile Front '

' A General View of Mulhouse, Retaken by the French After Belfort '

' Roermond Holland An Aerial view: An Important Strategic Site on the Confluence of the Maas and Roer '

' Duren on the River Roer, A View of the Big Metal Works Now Obliterated by the Allied Air Force '

' Sarrebourg, Lorraine Lying Between Metz and Strasbourg Captured By General Patch's Seventh Army '

' Sarreguemines ( The German Saargemund ) on WHich The Seventh US Army Were Advancing on November 26: It Lies At The Cnfluence of the Saar and Blies '

' A View of Tokay Hungary Captured by the Russians Advancing on Budapest Its Vineyards Are Seen on the Slopes of the Hill '

Personalities of the Week

' General Philippe Leclerc - The Vicomte de Hautecloque - Liberator of Paris and now Strasbourg '

' Lance Sergenat John D. Baskeyfield VC Posthumously Awarded the VC for Heroism at Arnhem of the South Staffs Regt First Airborne Division '

' Major David Vivian Currie VC Twentyninth Canadiean Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment South Alberta Regiment Canadian Armoured Corps for Gallant Leadership in Normandy '

' Lieut General C. W. Alfrey OC British Troops in Egypt '

' Sir George Clausen RA died on November 23 '

' Sir A. S. Eddington OMPlumian Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University died on November 22 '

' Lieut General Daniel sultan Commander US Forces in th eBurma Indian Theatre '

' The German Commander of the Metz Garrison Colonel C. Meyer, and Maj. Gen. Dunckern Gestapo Chief, Interrogated by an American Officer '

' Count Carandini Italian Diplomatic Representative to Britain '

' Naik Yeshwant Ghadge VC Posthumously Awarded for Gallantry in Italy 5th Mahratta Light Infantry Indian Army '

' Mr Duncan Sandys Minister of Works '

' Sir Edward Grigg Minister Resident in Middle East '

' M. Mikolajczyk Polish Prime Minister Resigned '

' M. Joseph Caillaux Former Prime Minister fo France died November 21 '

' Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun VC 6th Gurkha Rifles Indian Army for Gallantry in Burma '

' Four Perfect Landscapes to Be Obtained From One Picture - Constables Hay Wain ' Full page


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Damage to Florence: Mediaeval Sites Destroyed by Hun Vandalism

' A Seventeenth Century Drawing of Florence BySilvestre From Ponte Vecchio '

' A Modern Photograph of Identically The Same View Ponte Vecchio and The South Bank of the Arno Now Largely Destroyed by German Guns '

' Buildings Devastated; On the Left Between Ponte Vecchio and Santa Trinita Bridge, With Carraia Bridge Beyond, Both Demolished by the Enemy '

' Havoc to Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Historic Houses Stretching From he Pitti palace to Piazza Soderini '

' A Scene of Desolation Along The South Bank On the River Front The Zone Stretched From iVia De Bardi to piazza Santa Maria Soprarno '

' Another View of the Ponte Vecchio With Its Goldsmiths Shops on the Right is th South Bank ont he LEft to the Bargello tower '


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Pictures by two Great Italian Artists - ' Verona From the Ponte Delle Nave by Bernado Bellotto '

The Island of San Michele Venice By Francesco Guardi '

Weather Forecasting - ' Reading The Shade Temperature at a One Man Observing Station on a London Roof '

' A Model Showing the Set up and Instruments - Thermometers - Wet and Dry Bulbs - Rain Gauge - Anemometer and Barometer at a Meteorological Station '

' Measuring the Rainfall ' a man taking a reading on the roof of a building

' Jaguar Car ' Advert

' National Savings Gift Tokens ' Advert

' Dr Barnardo's Homes ' advert

' Robbialac paints ' Advert

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
'Our Note Book by Arthuyr Bryant'

' Serving the Future Hour - Architecture and Personalities by Sir Herbert Baker RA - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire '

'The Great World War - Allied Advance to the Rhine by Cyril Falls'

' The World of Science - Weather Forecasting, Past and Future by E. S. Grew


December 16th

Craven A For Your Throats Sake ' a wonderful colour picture from the painting " London Fireman " by Paul Dessau - Full page on the dustcover

' Civil Strife in Athens: Lt Gen Ronald Scobie British Commander in Greece, and th Prime Minister M. George Papandreou Who have Been Striving to Restore Law and Order ' Full front page of the men walking up some steps with a view of Athens in the background

' Mr Francis Brett Young, Author ' small picture

' A Rare Example of a Fourteenth Century Visored Bascinet for the Nation: The Latest Acquisition to The Tower Armouries ' acquired from Sir Edward Barry Bt., of Ockwells Manor

' Personal Adviser to The President - Mr Donald M. Nelson Former Chairman of th eUS War Production Board, Now An Adviser With Cabinet Rank ' Full page


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' The Floods of Holland and Other Scenes From the Dutch Front

' Food and Supplies Transported in a Flat Bottomed Craft Across The Floods of Walcheren Island Being Handed to a Housewife Whos Home is Marooned '

' A Husband and Wife paddling Salvaged Furniture From their Marooned Home on Walcheren Island '

' British Flame Throwing Infantry in Action in Holland Wearing The Lifebuoy Containers Which Hold the Fuel '

' Troops on the British Secon Army Front in Holland Keeping Lookout '

' Part of the Deep German Anti Tank Ditch NEar Blerick Crossed By British Tanks Equipped With Secret Devices in the Drive on Venlo '

' A Boat Afloat in a Flooded Forward Area in Holland being Loaded With Supplies for Canadians Manning a water Encircled Front Line Position '

' A British Recce Patrol Carrying an Assault Boat Through Floods on Their Way to Search The Chateau de Geijsteren Formerly Held by the Enemy Ilst '

' British Troops Hunting Snipers in Blerick after the Second Army Assault Which Cleared The German Bridgehead This Side of the Maas Opposite Venlo '

' A British Infantryman Crawling Along a Street in Blerick on the Lookout for StraySnipers. The Town Was under German Shell Fire From Venlo '

' THis View From Blerick Shows the German Held Town of Venlo Across The River Maas With The Shattered Railway Bridge '

' A Picture From the Front Line in Holland, Reminiscent of Trench Life in Worldc War I, Showing Troops in a Dug Out Writing Cards Home '

' Another View of Front Line Life in Holland, With A Sergeant Emerging From his Bivouac Slit Trench Shelter on the British Front '


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Flooding in Holland: View of One of the Areas Devasted by Water Following the Systematic Flooding by The Germans '

' Flame Throwing Crocodiles During a Demonstration on German Soil. Three Tanks are Seen in Action Against a Nazi Propelled Gun '

' Taking No chances With A Dead German, Knowing the Nazi Habit of Placing Booby Traps Under Corpses. Using a Mine Detector '

' Rows of New German 122mm Howitzers Abandoned in a Strasbourg Arsenal When the Enemy Fled Across The Rhine Before Advancing French Troops '

' German Families of Saarlautern ( now Saarlouis ) Emerging From Their Underground Homes. The Surrender Flag Was Hoisted Immediately US Troops Reached The Town '

' SideEntrances to German Houses Make Fine Parking Places for Tank Destroyers: No Sign of Life, But Plenty of Armoured Might '

One of Germanys largest Tanks Believed to Be The King Tiger Which Was Knocked Out near Ederen. Brigadier General J. Holly Ninth Army is Shown Standing Beside The Turret '

' Another View of the Floodin in Holland '

' The Famous Lion of Belfort by Bartholdi Symbol of the Successful Resistance Offered to The Invading Prussians 1870-1 '

'... "The Punishment for Pilfering is Death" in Eight Languages: A Notice Found in a Bombed Factoty in the Strasbourg Area '

' AN Aerial view of the House in the Wood, Huisten Bosch, The Hague; In Its Shadow Lay a V2 Compnent Store and Launching Site Attacked by Spitfires '

' Lieut General Alexander M. Patch, Commanding General, Seventh Army Affixing a Citation Ribbon to the Flag of Co. C " I " 3rd Batallion Forty Fifth Division '


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Showing The Width of the Rhine at Various Strategic Points: Road and Rail Bridges Spanning the Great River :-

' At Speyer - The Road Bridge Spanning The Rhine Between Mannheim and Landau '

' At Bonn - The Road Bridge Serving Aachen and Central Germany '

' At Cologne - Road and Rail Bridges Linking Aachen to Central Germany. Aachen Was The First Important German Town to Fall to the Allies '

' At Cologne - The Great Railway Bridge, The Hohenzollern Bridge - Spannign the Rhine. Centre Cologne Cathedral '

' At Mannheim - The Combined Road and Rail Bridge, A Link Between IKaiserlautern and Darmstadt '

' At Mainz - The Bridge Connecting TheRoute Between Wiesbaden and Worms '

' At Bingen - The Bridge Serving Koblenz and Dreuznach. A Hessian District Town, Bingen Lies at the Confluence of th eNahe and Rhine '

' At Worms - The Road Bridge on the Saarbrucken Frankfort Route '

' At Cologne - Another View of the Hohenzollern Bridge Linking Aachen With Central Germany '

' Strasbourg - The Group of Bridges Serving Epinal and Karlsruhe '

' At Dusseldorf - The Road Bridge on the Ruote Between Southern Holland and The Ruhr '


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' Youthful Demonstrators, Carrying Banners with EAM Slogans, the Left Wing Organisation of Which ELAS is The Military Formation, in Athens. A British Soldier is in the Foreground '

' Lieut General Ronald Scobie British OC Greece MEeting the Two Greek Rival Military Leaders Preceding The outbreak of Violence - General Sarafis Commanding Officer of ELAS and General Zervas CO of EDES '


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The Jungle Road To Mandalay - Obstacles Faced By the 36th Division
' With The 36th British Dividsion Advancing Towards Mandalay From Mogaung To Pinwe - a Buddhist Pagoda Left Intact at Mawlu by Japs '

' Lieut General sir Oliver Leese NEw Commander of the Eleventh Army Group Being Driven Through the Chaung River by Major General Festing in his Jeep '

' Sir Ronald Cross British High Commissioner in Australia, Inspecting The 36th Division Positions, Meets a Froiend: Major General Festing and Lieut Colonel Dupuy ' amongst others

' Checking Progress of Advance patrols in NE Burma - Majopr General Sir Colin Jardine - Colonel Dupuy ( USA ) - Major General Festing '

' Rubber Boats Taken From the Japs North of Mawl;u - Men of the Royal Scottish Fusiliers Who used The Boats for Transport Across The River '

' Hard Going: Indian Field Engineers of the 36th Division, Advancing Towards Pinwe, Searching with Bare Hands for Mines and Booby Traps '


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' Onward Chums! Capt. Hoppers Signal To his Minesweepers - Sweeping The Vital Waterway of the Scheldt - A Fleet of British Minesweepers Clearing the Channel to Antwwerp - Inset: Minesweeping in Antwerp From a Lorry on a Railway Truck ' a wonderful double page "Drawn By Our War Artist Captain Bryan de Grineau With The Assistance of Commander Anthony Kimmins RN Present at the Operation"


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The Easstern Front: Scenes of the Great Soviet Drive Across Hungary :-

' The Bursting of Intensive Mortar Fire on german And Hungarian Lines As Seen From a Russian Artillery Spotters Viewpoint '

' The Range of Cone Shaped Hills Overlooking Lake Balaton From the North - Russian Troops ar Reported Estableshed on its Southern Shore '

' Another View of Lake Balaton With The Abbey and Town of Tihany in the Foreground '

' Soviet Artillery units Crossing a Bridge Over the River Tisza en Route to The Danube Which Was Subsequently Forced on a Wide Front '

' This Radioed Picture Shows Russian Infantry Crossing TheDanube to its Western Bank, While Sappers Build a Road Leading to The New Bridge '

' A Long Stream of German and Hungarian Prisoners Crossing a Pontoon Bridge Over The River Tisza '


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' Bombing Through Clouds: A British Target Finding Invention - Diagrammatic Drawings Illustrating the Gen Box Principle Which Sees Targets Invisible to the Human Eye ' wonderful full page "Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis" sepia style


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Prefabricated Homes: American Types Compared With Two British Models :-

' An Example of an American One Bedroom Type Prefabricated House Being Assembled '

' A British Uni-Seco Prefabricated House, One of the Designs Approved by The Ministry of Works '

' The Furnished Bedroom of an American Two Bedroom Type of Mass Produced Home '

' A Smartly Designed One Bedroom Prefabricated House in America '

' American One Bedroom Type - Looking from the Dinign Alcove Showing the Ktichen Including Fitted Electric Cooker '

' The Living Room of the One Bedroom Type House, Fittings Are Smart and Useful '

' A One Storeyed Tarran Design Mass Produced Home, Also Approved By the Ministry '

' An American Double Section Trailer Transporting a Prefabricated House From the Factory '

' Prefabricated Houses of the Three Bedroom Type Erected on a Cleared Site in America '

' The Moder Fittings of the Kitchen of an American One Bedroom Type '

' A Photograph Taken Inside A Two Bedroom Type of American Mass Produced Home, Showing the Living Room. Fitted Furniture is Often Included ']

' The Built in Fittings, Including an Electric Cooker of An American Prefabricated Three Bedroom House '


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' The National Fire Service: The Control Room at Lambeth, Centre of All Metropolitan Fire Fighting - Recently Visited By The Queen Who Highly Praised The Women of the NFS: The London Region HQ., The Heart of Operations Against German Fire Attacks on Greater London another wonderful double pag "Drawn by Our Special Artist Captain Bryan de Grineau " in sepia style


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Outstanding Personalities and Events of the Week: People of Importance in the Public Eye Today:-

' Mr Reginald W. Leeper British Ambassador in Athens '

' Vice Admiral Sir A Power CinC East Indies Station '

' Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser CinC British Pacific Fleet '

' Vice Admiral A. C. Kirk US Navy Commander in France '

' Lieut Gen. Lucian Truscott Commander of the Fifth Army Italy '

' General Chen Cheng Chinas Minister of War '

' Major Dudley Larcombe Secretary and Managetr of All England Lawn Tennis Club Wimbledon died Dec 3 '

' Allied Leaders in the Mediterranean Theatre: Lieut General Mark Clard CinC Allied Armies Italy - Field Marshal Alexander Supreme Commander Mediterranean Theatre - Lieut General Sir R. McCreery Commander Eighth Army '

' M. Terje Wold Norwegian Minister of Justice '

' Professor Harold Laski Chairman of the LAbour Party Conference '

' General De Gaulle and M. Bidault in Moscow: At The Bolshoi Theatre - S. A. Lozovsky - General Juin - General De Gaulle - M. Molotov - M. G. Bidault - M. Litvinov '

' General De Gaulle Being Welcomed by M. V. Molotov in Moscow Where the General Went to Sign a Treaty of Alliance '


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The Queen Inspects Firewomen

' Firewomen of the NFS Marhcing off After a Fitness Display During a Visit by The Queen to the London Region Fire HQ At Lambeth on Dec 6 '

' The Queen, Accompanied by Princess Elizabeth and Mr Herbert Morrison, Chatting With Dispatch Riders at Lambeth While Inspecting a Parade of 700 Firewomen '

' Women Officers of the NFS Being Inspected by the Queen at the London HQ '


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Arnhem Heroes at the Palace

' A Contingent of 438 Men of Arnhem Marching From Buckingham Palace Where they Had Witnessed The Investiture of 62 of Their Comrades by the King '

' Lieut General A. F. M. Browning Leader of the Men of Arnhem Talking With Major R. H. Cain The First Airborne VC and Lieut Colonel paytron Reid, At A Farewell Parade '

' The Men of Arnhem Cheering their Commander Lieut General A. F. M Browning At a Farewell Parade at Which He Said Good Bye to Them Before LEaving For His New Post in the South East Asia Command '

Exhibition in Aid of the Airborne Forces Security Fund

' Bord De Riviere by Corot '

' River Scene by De Wint '

' Vetheuil By Monet '

' Vetheuil By Monet ' another view

' Bateaux de Peche sur la MArne by Sisley '

' Danseuses by Degas '

' :e passeur By Jongkind '

' L'Allee Du Jas De Buffon by Cezanne '

' Notre Dame et Pont St Michel By Bonington '

' East Bergholt Common By Constable '

' Un Ruisseau By Gauguin '


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' The Kookaburra Afectionately Named The Laughing Jackass '

' The Kiwi '

' The Kea Parrot of New Zealand '

' Saxone Civil and Service Shoemakers ' aDvert

' Choose a Burberry Weatherproof ' ladies coat

' Calender for 1945 The Daimler Company Ltd ' Full page colour showing a car and a spitfire I think

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
' Chanting a Paean For England. The Island By Francis Brett Young - An Appreciation by sir John Squire '

'The Great World War: The Menace of Private Armies by Cyril Falls'

' The World of Science - Birds of Australia and New Zealand by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day - The Spirit of england and Her Sons by W. R. Calvert '


December 23rd

 


December 30th

' An Echo of a Shooting Tragedy in Athens. While a Crowd is Kneeling At The Spot Where THe Shooting Occurred, Two Demonstrators and A Woman In Mourning are Bearing a Wreath Toward's The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ' From a sketch by Flight Lieut H. W. Hailstone

' The Anarchy in Greece: A British Tank Crashing into the Doorway of the E.A.M HQ, Athens, Turned into a Strong Point by E.L.A.S. Troops '

Athens - ' Another Tank is Watching for Snipers in Upper Windows in The ELAS Building '

Athens ' ELAS Snipers Were B busy in the Athenian Street Firing From Windows '

Athens - ' A Shepherd Grazes His Flocks on an Airfield Near Athens Near By Are Wrecks of German Machines: in THe Rear, RAF Planes ' sketch by Flight Lieut H. W. Hailston RAF

' British Paratroopers in Action in the Acropolis of Athens, Engaging Snipers as They Leave the EAM Building '

Athens - ' Masses of Greeks Who Assembled on December 4 To Witness The Funeral of Those Shot on the Previous Day '

Athens - 'Demonstrators in Synpavna Square on December 4, Following Coffins of Persons Shot by Unknown Assailants the Day Before. The Were Again Gunned '

Athens - ' British Paratroopers Captured The E.A.M. HQ and Ripped Down The Offending Sign WHich Was Regarded as an Incentive to Rioting '

Athens - ' Greek Victims of Indiscriminate Shooting By As Yet Unknown Persons in Synpavna Square: Wreaths and Inscribed Banners in the Roadway ' from a sketch drawn by Flt. Lt. H. W. Hailstone RAF

Athens - 'Cross Roads Swept by Snipers - The Camera Man Halts: The Bodies Are of Greek Police Killed By ELAS '

Athens - ' Six British Tanks Tried To Prevent The Mob Entering University Street, Carrying Banners and Shouting '

Athens - ' Paratroopers Firing Vickers Machine Guns At Snipers From the Roof of the KKE Building in Constitution Square '

' A Map Showing The Area of Von Rundstedt's Full Scale Offensive Against The American FIrst Army, Under Lieut. General Hodges, WHich Started at Dawn on December 16 ' Full page

Germany's Dirve in belgium and Luxembourg - ' The Little Town of Malmedy Which Was Reported in German Hands '

' A General View of Malmedy, A Popular Little Town Famed For the Monastery of St Reinachus '

' Monjoie or Monschau From Which The Northern Wing of Rundstedt Advanced on Dec 16 '

' THe Town of Luxembourg, Capital of the Grand Duchy: The Germans Were Threatening It On December 20 '

' Liege Situated on Both Banks of the Meuse, Perhaps Rundstedt's Objective '

' Treves, The German Trier, Founded By Augustus: From Here The Germans Launched An Attack Toward's Luxembourg, It Was Heavily Bombed on December 20 '

' A Mulberry Prefabricated Harbour, Used in the Normandy Landings, Photographed under Construction at Southampton ' - - - ' Another View of A Mulberry Under Construction at Southampton, Where the Southern Railways Fine Docks Were Used for the Purpose ' - - - ' Constructions Caissons For One of the Mulberries at Southampton Docks '

' Some Details of Two Unorthodox Messerschmitt Aircraft - One Driven By Twin jets The Other By Rocket Propulsion, The Me 262 and the Me 163 ' Full page from a drawing by G. H. Davis

The War in Italy: Eighth Army Troops Entering Faenza and Ravenna - ' Eighth Army Engineers Starting To build A New Bridge Across The Ruins of One Destroyed Over The River Uniti South of Ravenna '

Italy - ' A Line of Escort Vehicles with Lt Gen. C. F. Keighley of the Canadian Fifth Corps, Proceeding to Ravenna '

Italy - ' New Zealand Infantrymen Crossing the River Lamone By Way of a Wrecked Bridge During The Eighth Army's Entry into Faenza '

Italy - ' Troops of General Freyburg's New Zealand Division Entering the Damaged Outskirts of Faenza '

Italy - ' British Troops in Jeeps Entering Ravenna '

Italy - ' A Corduroy Road Built By British Engineers on the Fifth Army Front in The Mountains '

' Mr G. Heaton Nicholls - High Commissioner For South Africa ' - - - ' Princess MAria Esperanza of Bourbon Orleans ' Married ' Prince Pedro of Orleans and Braganza ' - - - The Late ' Mr Philip Guedalla ' - - - The Late ' Mr Robert Nichols '

The Late ' Major F. Yeats-Brown Author of Bengal Lancer '

' Private Ernest A. Smith VC The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, With The Decoration He Received at a Special Investiture '

' The New Fifth Army Commander, Lieut General Lucian K. Truscott Receiving Reports at a Forward OP on the Fifth Army Front '

' The Signing of the Treaty of Alliance and Mutal Assistance Between Soviet Russian and France. M. Bidault is Seen Signing '

' Field Marshal Karl Von Runstedt The Leader of the Present German Offensive Against The American First Army, Studying a Map in the Field '

' The Commander in Chief of Germanys Troops in the West at The Time of the Allied Invasion of Normandy - Field MArshal Von Rundstedt '

' A Few of The 500 Prisoners Who Surrendered at Fort Jeanne D'Arc Metz '

' St Valery En Caux Fetes The 51st Highland Division Back After Four Years '

' A British Section Wading Through Floods in Holland in The Nijmegan Area '

' Four Polish VCS Holders of Polands Highest Decoration, The Viruti Militari, Sounding a Fanfare WHen Polish Forces Received The Freedom of Breda, Holland '

' A Panorama Showing How Antwerp, The Second Most Important Port in Europe, began Operations After The Scheldt Had Been Cleared of Mines. This Port Was One of the Greatest The Germans Have so Far Suffered '

'A Spot The Capture of Which Cost Many Lives: The Swimming Bath in the City of Julich '

' No Mands Land, Julich: Two Americans Inspecting The Remains of a Supply Killed While on Their Way To Feed German Troops '

' Moving Up Through Bischweiler: United States Troops of an Advance Unit Passing Through the Main Street of THis Small Alsatian Town, Still Under Fire '

' Taking Advantage of the Space Between Houses in Gurzenich Germany, An American Tank Destroyer is Seen Smoking Out A German Field Entrenchment '

Flooded Walcheren - Life on The Island Following The Devastation Caused By The Smashing of the Sea Dykes - ' A Street in Middelburg Principal Town on the Island '

' Another View of Flooded Middelburg, The Horrible Result of the Smashing of the Dykes in Late October During the German Occupation '

' Walcheren: The Result of Bombing and Shelling At Westkapelle and One of the Tasks That Face Repair Squads '

' Inhabitants of Westkapelle in the Partially Flooded Main Street '

' A Farmhouse in Water Covered Country near Middelburg '

' Bombed German Gun Sites, Surrounded By The Flood Waters on the Coast Near Flushing '

' Refugees From Westkapelle in a Church in Oostkapelle. The Church Used as The Local Rest Centre '

' Doomed Cattle on Walcheren '

' Mr Walter Lippmann Author of US War Aims '

' A Muslim Mosque at Cardiff Erected in 1943 in Place of The Mosque Bombed By The Enemy '

' The British Institute at Nazareth, Palestine '

' The British Councils Institute of English Studies in Athens '

' In Mexico City The Recently Created Anglo Mexicana DE Cultura Forms A Popular Centre '

' An Exhibition of Flemish Old Master sin Aid of Belgian Children '

' Nettles Stacked For Drying a the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: From them Both a Fine Paper and An Artificial Silk Are Produced ' - - - ' Dandelion Plants From Russian Seeds Growing in the Royal Botanic Gardens ' - - - ' Atropa Belladonna One of Several Medicinal Plants and Herbs Grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew '

' Accles & Pollock Ltd Oldbury Birmingham ' Steel company advert

'Eno's Fruit Salt ' Advert

' Johnnie Walker Whiskey ' Advert. Shows fishing trawlers hauling in their catch from a painting by Frank H. Mason. Full page colour

' Greys Cigarettes ' shows a guardsman wearing a busby drawn by A. L. Grace. Full page colour advert

And more adverts of the day


Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
Our Note Book by Arthur Bryant

The Great World War: Mulberry and the Invasion by Cyril Falls

From The American Point of View. " US War Aims " By Walter Lippmann. An Appreciation by Sir John Squire

The World of Science - Kew and The War by E. S. Grew

Books of the Day - The Love of Country and Its Effects by W. R. Calvert


December 16th

' Troops on the British Secon Army Front in Holland Keeping Lookout '

' Part of the Deep German Anti Tank Ditch NEar Blerick Crossed By British Tanks Equipped With Secret Devices in the Drive on Venlo '

' A Boat Afloat in a Flooded Forward Area in Holland being Loaded With Supplies for Canadians Manning a water Encircled Front Line Position '

' A British Recce Patrol Carrying an Assault Boat Through Floods on Their Way to Search The Chateau de Geijsteren Formerly Held by the Enemy Ilst '

' British Troops Hunting Snipers in Blerick after the Second Army Assault Which Cleared The German Bridgehead This Side of the Maas Opposite Venlo '

' A British Infantryman Crawling Along a Street in Blerick on the Lookout for StraySnipers. The Town Was under German Shell Fire From Venlo '

' THis View From Blerick Shows the German Held Town of Venlo Across The River Maas With The Shattered Railway Bridge '

' A Picture From the Front Line in Holland, Reminiscent of Trench Life in Worldc War I, Showing Troops in a Dug Out Writing Cards Home '

' Another View of Front Line Life in Holland, With A Sergeant Emerging From his Bivouac Slit Trench Shelter on the British Front '


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Flooding in Holland: View of One of the Areas Devasted by Water Following the Systematic Flooding by The Germans '

' Flame Throwing Crocodiles During a Demonstration on German Soil. Three Tanks are Seen in Action Against a Nazi Propelled Gun '

' Taking No chances With A Dead German, Knowing the Nazi Habit of Placing Booby Traps Under Corpses. Using a Mine Detector '

' Rows of New German 122mm Howitzers Abandoned in a Strasbourg Arsenal When the Enemy Fled Across The Rhine Before Advancing French Troops '

' German Families of Saarlautern ( now Saarlouis ) Emerging From Their Underground Homes. The Surrender Flag Was Hoisted Immediately US Troops Reached The Town '

' SideEntrances to German Houses Make Fine Parking Places for Tank Destroyers: No Sign of Life, But Plenty of Armoured Might '

One of Germanys largest Tanks Believed to Be The King Tiger Which Was Knocked Out near Ederen. Brigadier General J. Holly Ninth Army is Shown Standing Beside The Turret '

' Another View of the Floodin in Holland '

' The Famous Lion of Belfort by Bartholdi Symbol of the Successful Resistance Offered to The Invading Prussians 1870-1 '

'... "The Punishment for Pilfering is Death" in Eight Languages: A Notice Found in a Bombed Factoty in the Strasbourg Area '

' AN Aerial view of the House in the Wood, Huisten Bosch, The Hague; In Its Shadow Lay a V2 Compnent Store and Launching Site Attacked by Spitfires '

' Lieut General Alexander M. Patch, Commanding General, Seventh Army Affixing a Citation Ribbon to the Flag of Co. C " I " 3rd Batallion Forty Fifth Division '


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Showing The Width of the Rhine at Various Strategic Points: Road and Rail Bridges Spanning the Great River :-

' At Speyer - The Road Bridge Spanning The Rhine Between Mannheim and Landau '

' At Bonn - The Road Bridge Serving Aachen and Central Germany '

' At Cologne - Road and Rail Bridges Linking Aachen to Central Germany. Aachen Was The First Important German Town to Fall to the Allies '

' At Cologne - The Great Railway Bridge, The Hohenzollern Bridge - Spannign the Rhine. Centre Cologne Cathedral '

' At Mannheim - The Combined Road and Rail Bridge, A Link Between IKaiserlautern and Darmstadt '

' At Mainz - The Bridge Connecting TheRoute Between Wiesbaden and Worms '

' At Bingen - The Bridge Serving Koblenz and Dreuznach. A Hessian District Town, Bingen Lies at the Confluence of th eNahe and Rhine '

' At Worms - The Road Bridge on the Saarbrucken Frankfort Route '

' At Cologne - Another View of the Hohenzollern Bridge Linking Aachen With Central Germany '

' Strasbourg - The Group of Bridges Serving Epinal and Karlsruhe '

' At Dusseldorf - The Road Bridge on the Ruote Between Southern Holland and The Ruhr '


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' Youthful Demonstrators, Carrying Banners with EAM Slogans, the Left Wing Organisation of Which ELAS is The Military Formation, in Athens. A British Soldier is in the Foreground '

' Lieut General Ronald Scobie British OC Greece MEeting the Two Greek Rival Military Leaders Preceding The outbreak of Violence - General Sarafis Commanding Officer of ELAS and General Zervas CO of EDES '


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The Jungle Road To Mandalay - Obstacles Faced By the 36th Division
' With The 36th British Dividsion Advancing Towards Mandalay From Mogaung To Pinwe - a Buddhist Pagoda Left Intact at Mawlu by Japs '

' Lieut General sir Oliver Leese NEw Commander of the Eleventh Army Group Being Driven Through the Chaung River by Major General Festing in his Jeep '

' Sir Ronald Cross British High Commissioner in Australia, Inspecting The 36th Division Positions, Meets a Froiend: Major General Festing and Lieut Colonel Dupuy ' amongst others

' Checking Progress of Advance patrols in NE Burma - Majopr General Sir Colin Jardine - Colonel Dupuy ( USA ) - Major General Festing '

' Rubber Boats Taken From the Japs North of Mawl;u - Men of the Royal Scottish Fusiliers Who used The Boats for Transport Across The River '

' Hard Going: Indian Field Engineers of the 36th Division, Advancing Towards Pinwe, Searching with Bare Hands for Mines and Booby Traps '


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' Onward Chums! Capt. Hoppers Signal To his Minesweepers - Sweeping The Vital Waterway of the Scheldt - A Fleet of British Minesweepers Clearing the Channel to Antwwerp - Inset: Minesweeping in Antwerp From a Lorry on a Railway Truck ' a wonderful double page "Drawn By Our War Artist Captain Bryan de Grineau With The Assistance of Commander Anthony Kimmins RN Present at the Operation"


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The Easstern Front: Scenes of the Great Soviet Drive Across Hungary :-

' The Bursting of Intensive Mortar Fire on german And Hungarian Lines As Seen From a Russian Artillery Spotters Viewpoint '

' The Range of Cone Shaped Hills Overlooking Lake Balaton From the North - Russian Troops ar Reported Estableshed on its Southern Shore '

' Another View of Lake Balaton With The Abbey and Town of Tihany in the Foreground '

' Soviet Artillery units Crossing a Bridge Over the River Tisza en Route to The Danube Which Was Subsequently Forced on a Wide Front '

' This Radioed Picture Shows Russian Infantry Crossing TheDanube to its Western Bank, While Sappers Build a Road Leading to The New Bridge '

' A Long Stream of German and Hungarian Prisoners Crossing a Pontoon Bridge Over The River Tisza '


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' Bombing Through Clouds: A British Target Finding Invention - Diagrammatic Drawings Illustrating the Gen Box Principle Which Sees Targets Invisible to the Human Eye ' wonderful full page "Drawn by Our Special Artist G. H. Davis" sepia style


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Prefabricated Homes: American Types Compared With Two British Models :-

' An Example of an American One Bedroom Type Prefabricated House Being Assembled '

' A British Uni-Seco Prefabricated House, One of the Designs Approved by The Ministry of Works '

' The Furnished Bedroom of an American Two Bedroom Type of Mass Produced Home '

' A Smartly Designed One Bedroom Prefabricated House in America '

' American One Bedroom Type - Looking from the Dinign Alcove Showing the Ktichen Including Fitted Electric Cooker '

' The Living Room of the One Bedroom Type House, Fittings Are Smart and Useful '

' A One Storeyed Tarran Design Mass Produced Home, Also Approved By the Ministry '

' An American Double Section Trailer Transporting a Prefabricated House From the Factory '

' Prefabricated Houses of the Three Bedroom Type Erected on a Cleared Site in America '

' The Moder Fittings of the Kitchen of an American One Bedroom Type '

' A Photograph Taken Inside A Two Bedroom Type of American Mass Produced Home, Showing the Living Room. Fitted Furniture is Often Included ']

' The Built in Fittings, Including an Electric Cooker of An American Prefabricated Three Bedroom House '


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' The National Fire Service: The Control Room at Lambeth, Centre of All Metropolitan Fire Fighting - Recently Visited By The Queen Who Highly Praised The Women of the NFS: The London Region HQ., The Heart of Operations Against German Fire Attacks on Greater London another wonderful double pag "Drawn by Our Special Artist Captain Bryan de Grineau " in sepia style


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Outstanding Personalities and Events of the Week: People of Importance in the Public Eye Today:-

' Mr Reginald W. Leeper British Ambassador in Athens '

' Vice Admiral Sir A Power CinC East Indies Station '

' Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser CinC British Pacific Fleet '

' Vice Admiral A. C. Kirk US Navy Commander in France '

' Lieut Gen. Lucian Truscott Commander of the Fifth Army Italy '

' General Chen Cheng Chinas Minister of War '

' Major Dudley Larcombe Secretary and Managetr of All England Lawn Tennis Club Wimbledon died Dec 3 '

' Allied Leaders in the Mediterranean Theatre: Lieut General Mark Clard CinC Allied Armies Italy - Field Marshal Alexander Supreme Commander Mediterranean Theatre - Lieut General Sir R. McCreery Commander Eighth Army '

' M. Terje Wold Norwegian Minister of Justice '

' Professor Harold Laski Chairman of the LAbour Party Conference '

' General De Gaulle and M. Bidault in Moscow: At The Bolshoi Theatre - S. A. Lozovsky - General Juin - General De Gaulle - M. Molotov - M. G. Bidault - M. Litvinov '

' General De Gaulle Being Welcomed by M. V. Molotov in Moscow Where the General Went to Sign a Treaty of Alliance '


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The Queen Inspects Firewomen

' Firewomen of the NFS Marhcing off After a Fitness Display During a Visit by The Queen to the London Region Fire HQ At Lambeth on Dec 6 '

' The Queen, Accompanied by Princess Elizabeth and Mr Herbert Morrison, Chatting With Dispatch Riders at Lambeth While Inspecting a Parade of 700 Firewomen '

' Women Officers of the NFS Being Inspected by the Queen at the London HQ '


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Arnhem Heroes at the Palace

' A Contingent of 438 Men of Arnhem Marching From Buckingham Palace Where they Had Witnessed The Investiture of 62 of Their Comrades by the King '

' Lieut General A. F. M. Browning Leader of the Men of Arnhem Talking With Major R. H. Cain The First Airborne VC and Lieut Colonel paytron Reid, At A Farewell Parade '

' The Men of Arnhem Cheering their Commander Lieut General A. F. M Browning At a Farewell Parade at Which He Said Good Bye to Them Before LEaving For His New Post in the South East Asia Command '

Exhibition in Aid of the Airborne Forces Security Fund

' Bord De Riviere by Corot '

' River Scene by De Wint '

' Vetheuil By Monet '

' Vetheuil By Monet ' another view

' Bateaux de Peche sur la MArne by Sisley '

' Danseuses by Degas '

' :e passeur By Jongkind '

' L'Allee Du Jas De Buffon by Cezanne '

' Notre Dame et Pont St Michel By Bonington '

' East Bergholt Common By Constable '

' Un Ruisseau By Gauguin '


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' The Kookaburra Afectionately Named The Laughing Jackass '

' The Kiwi '

' The Kea Parrot of New Zealand '

' Saxone Civil and Service Shoemakers ' aDvert

' Choose a Burberry Weatherproof ' ladies coat

' Calender for 1945 The Daimler Company Ltd ' Full page colour showing a car and a spitfire I think

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Also articles (no pictures unless listed above) including :
' Chanting a Paean For England. The Island By Francis Brett Young - An Appreciation by sir John Squire '

'The Great World War: The Menace of Private Armies by Cyril Falls'

' The World of Science - Birds of Australia and New Zealand by E. S. Grew '

' Books of the Day - The Spirit of england and Her Sons by W. R. Calvert '


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June 10th

No. 5486 - Vol. 204. Price One Shilling and Sixpence.

Articles in this copy include:

Our Notebook by Arthur Bryant (included in each edition - examination of the war),

D-Day for the Second Front - Allied Landing Craft follow Airborne Troops on the Greatest Military Invasion of all Time,

Famous Aircraft - No. 23 - The Hawker Typhoon (fold-out),

Steps on the Road to Rome - the great Allied offensive,

Ten Hours Work - the erection of Mass-Produced Housing, etc

November 25th

No. 5510 - Vol. 205. Price One Shilling and Sixpence. Our Notebook by Arthur Bryant

The Western Front - British Second Army Tanks in Action,

The Western Front - A Contour Map showing the Area of the General Allied Offensive,

U.S. Ninth Army Surprise Assault Heralded Great New Offensive,

With General Patton's Third Army in and around Metz -

Battle Scenes and Views of the Fighting Areas, etc.

December 2nd December 1944 Frontispiece

Christmas Number

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