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Events of this year in the Illustrated London News
The Illustrated London News 1936
- January 20th - Death of King George V at Sandringham, 11.55pm, aged
- February 20th - Left wing government took power in Spain under Manuel Azana
- March 7th - Rhineland occupied by Germany in defiance of the Treaty of
- May 9th - King Victor Emmanuel of Italy had been proclaimed Emperor of
Abyssinia by Mussolini.
- May 27th - The RMS Queen Mary left Southampton on her maiden voyage
to New York. The Illustrated London News published a special
edition with double page
- June 3rd - Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia arrived in London in exile
- June 6th - Gatwick airport came into operation
- July 17th - Civil war began in Spain between Republicans and Nationalists
- July - he Berlin Olympics. Much to Hitler's displeasure
the hero of the games was black American athelete Jesse Owens
who took 4 Gold medals (100 metres 200 metres , long Jump and 400 metre relay
- August 16th - 16 of Stalin's opponents were executed after a show trial
- October 5th - Start of the Jarrow march (Jarrow Crusade) to publicise the
plight of the jobless, 200 unemployed miners from Jarrow on Tyne marched to
hand a petetion (11,572 signatures) to Downing Street about the plight of
the jobless in the North East of England, where 80 per cent of the population
were without work.
- October 23rd - German 'Condor' Legion sent to Spain to help Franco's forces
- The week of November 21st
- November - Roosevelt was elected for a second term - the New Deal was proving
- November 29th - Crystal Palace destroyed by fire, the glow could be seen
- December 10th - Abdication of Edward VIII ended constitutional
crisis his eldest brother Albert, the Duke of York became King George VI
- December 19th - This year GK Chesterton gave up his weekly Our Note Book
page in the Illustrated London News to be succeeded by the historian Arthur
Bryant. His final column said The Crown though sometimes it may divide,
in the end unites... What the soil of France is to a Frenchman, the Crown
is to Britain. There is scarecly one of us who would not sooner die than see
- The BBC inaugurates the TV service
- Life magazine begins publication
- Allan Lane starts Penguin Books
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- second cover page showing the R.M.S. "QUEEN MARY" by day and also
- four page panorama of THE "QUEEN MARY" in colour
- Perils by sea, air and land: Disasters, Mishaps; and an R.A.F. Experiment
- Italy's advance in Northern Abyssinia with Badoglio's forces
- The Battle of Enderta
- The "Pets' Promenade" in the "Queen Mary"
- Aerial view of the Crow's Nest of the "Queen Mary"
- 4 pages showing the art in the "Queen Mary". - murals, carvings
- Evidence that the Pentateuch existed in Alphabetic Script?
- The Washington portrait discussion
- A family tomb of the 14th century B.C. found at Ras Shamra
- Captain Bligh and his men reach Timor in the "Bounty's" Launch
- The electora; victory of the left in Spain: Rioting and Arson.
- Gainsborough at 45, Park Lane: The Drawings
- Full page ads for Kensitas, Good Travelling Companions, Christie Manson
& Woods and Callender Cables in colour.
- cover page showing the R.M.S. "Queen Mary" leaving her birthplace
at Clydebank on her way down the river to the sea
- Double page showing the highly specialized work of guiding the "Queen
Mary" from Clydebank shipyard to the tail of the bank
- Whistles of "Queen Mary"
- "China's Millions" by Anna Louise Strong
- Herr Von Ribbentrop
- The Gannet
- Discoveries at Moravia, Vestonice and the Pekarna Cave
- Double page showing the "Queen Mary" down the Clyde to the sea
as seen from the air
- Admiral Okada's dramatic escape
- Military insurrection in Tokyo
- Drawing showing Italian Squadron: Aerial machine-gunning and bombing
- Flying boats and bombers
- Water-colour masters at the R.I: Sea; Land; Democratic Royalty
- Full page ads for Kensitas, Humber Twelve and Daily Mail Ideal Homes
- the second cover page showing H.M. Haile Silassie I., Emperor of Ethiopia.
- 1. The British legation at Addis Ababa: A General Haven of Refuge
- 2. 3 pagesof photos of Addis Ababa - now in Italian hands: The city left
leaderless by the beaten Emperor's flight.
- 3. full page photo showing General Starace's mechanized column advancing
4. The Path of Duty. Being an appreciation of "Haig: The Second Volumn."
by Duff Cooper.
5. The passing of King Fuad of Egypt.
6. full page photo of King Faruk of Egypt.
7. Flying dragons and flying imps. Storks.
8. Siberian animal art of about 500 A.D.
9. Corot paintings.
10. The French fleet in harbour: from the paintings by A. Brenet.
11. Refugees under British care at Addis Ababa.
12. The Moose River mine rescue.
13. Double page. London raided and defended - at Olympia: How the Territorial
organization masters Bombers' threats. (this page is loose)
14. Cairo - Centre of a constitutional crisis after King Fuad's death.
15. Threatened: Picturesque old buildings Norwich is likely to lose.
16. The World of the Theatre: Shakespeare-on-Avon.
17. A Gauguin Masterpiece: Bought for the U.S.A.: "D'ou venons-Nous? .
18. The Louvre: Cezanne's "Book to Consult:: "Models" and Sketches
and Famous Sculptures Sketched.
19. A National Gallery removal: Minor Dutch masters in a new setting.
Full page ads for Stuart House, Austin, Kensitas, Vat 69, Whitbread's Pale
Ale, Johnnie Walker, Craven "A" and Ford V
R.M.S. "QUEEN MARY" Special number
- The second cover page shows a full page black and white picture of the
"Queen Mary" ready to make her maiden voyage across the Atlantic
- Picture of Queen Mary and her Standard
- full pages showing the "Queen Mary" in Section and in Detail:
Below the mainmast, tourist class, central part including the lounge and restaurant,
public rooms, and the foremast including the sports deck, squash court and
- full page showing "Queen Mary" in contrast with other ships
- 4 pages showing the rooms of the ship
- double page showing details of the "Queen Mary" construction
which contains 40,000 tons of steel, in hull plating and bulkheads, and 10
- full page showing the provisions for catering to 3000 people
- full page picture of Field-Marshall Lord Allenby
- full page coloured picture of "A Painting of Circus Life" by
Dame Laura Knight
- double page coloured picture of the "Queen Mary" at sea after
a photograph by Stewart Bale
- coloured pictures of 2 paintings which hang in the "Queen Mary"
by H. Davis and Vanessa Bell
- Mrs. Mollison, "Kaiserin", Addis Ababa, war in Abyssinia and
- full page picture of King Edward VIII in full Scottish regalia as Colonel-in-Chief
of the Seaforths
- full page of pictures showing "Queen Mary" is comparison to ships
- the airship "Hindenburg" landing in Lakehurst, N.J.
- Full page ads for Douglas Stuart (Bookie), Lincoln Zephyr V-12, Spink &
Son, Martell and Visit South Africa
- The Palestine disturbances. A typical photograph showing British police
dispersing Arab rioters in Jaffa and a small police force armed only with
baton and shield facing an Arab mob
- The Canadian War Memorial on Vimy Ridge. 2 pages of photos
- In Disturbed Palestiine: A stern task for British troops and police
- Freak Ships: Strange craft designed by over-optimistic inventors. 2 pages
- A puzzling "Venus" of 2000 B.C.: A fine Sumerian relief in London.
- Cruisers with Hangars: The British Navy looks to its air arm.
- First photographs of the light-skinned pygmies of Aiome, in New Guinea,
Hitherto unvisited and untouched by civilization: With other tribes: Results
of Lord Moyne's pioneer expedition
- Historic scientific instruments exhibited at Cambridge: Newtonian, Pepysian.
At Cambridge: A magic cube; A Newtonian Telescope; A Calculator
- H.M. The Emperor Haile Silassie in England: The Abyssinian Exiles; and
- The French Stay-In Strikes: The "Occupation" of work centres;
Order in the Factories; "Scenes" outside
- The World of Science: The vulture's taste for carrion.
- Full page picture: Muirhead Bone's impression of the sailing of the "Queen
- Double page picture of the "Queen Mary's" welcome in New York
at the end of her maiden voyage
- The Gallant attempt on Everest: Peril near the world's top
- The Corot to Cezanne exhibition in London
- Netherlandish Masters
- Of Interest to Women - fashion.
- Summer holidays - afloat and ashore
- Full page ads for Black & White, Hooper & Co., Cine-Kodak, Castrol
Oil, Schweppes, Christie Manson & Woods, Craven "A" in colour,
Grace Lind in colour, McVita in colour, Guinness in colour, Austin Reed, and
Revelation Suitcase Co.
- full page picture of The Late Gilbert Keith Chesterton, essayest, novelist,
poet, dramatist, critic and philosopher
- The First "Notebook" (1905) and the last "Notebook"
by G.K. Chesterton for "The Illustrated London News"
- The Bucharest Catastrophe: A Grandstand for 6000 Collapses
- The first match for the Westchester Cup: America's narrow win
- Earth in Tumult. Being an Appreciation of "Cradle of the Storms"
by Bernard R. Hubbard
- 3 pages on the Naga Head-Hunters of Burma
- Nature's Seaplanes: How the Flying-Fish "Takes off" and Glides
- Unusual Photographs: A crown and an orb on the Big Ben Tower by William
- Fresh discoveries at Megiddo, ancient stronghold controlling a pass used
by Egyptian invaders of Palestine in 1479 B.C.
- Excavations at Megiddo.(3 pages)
- in colour full page photo: rock and water garden at F. J. Nettleford's
country seat at Chelwood Vachery, Sussex.
- Masterpieces of Javanese Theatrical Art: Exquisite Topeng masks
- Royal Ascot without The Royal Family
- full page sketch of Mr. J. H. Thomas making his statement to the house,
announcing his resignation
- Arab riots in Palestine and the measures taken for their suppression: Disorder
in Jaffa and elsewhere
- The Camera as recorder: The solar eclipse and other topics
- Recording the perfect dive
- full page photo of "The Pipe of Peace"
- The greatest Cezanne exhibition: Works at the Orangerie
- Full page ads for For Golfers, Kensitas, Whitbread, Schweppes and Ford V-8
- The strange story of the "Girl Pat": The elusive Grimsby auxiliary
motor fishing boat whose adventurous voyage of over 5000 miles mystified the
world until she was arrested off Georgetown.
- Long hung in obscurity: Now revealed as a Bellini. Picture and article
on a portrait discovered in the Palace of Prince Biorromeo in Milan
- double page of Aircraft old and new at the R.A.F. display: A novel feature
showing vast progress in size, range, and speed
- The solar eclipse seen in Greece and London
- Great thunderstorms: Lightning displays
- Roman glass: A commonplace in 4th century Egypt
- The "Yogi" sensation of the season at Simla
- Ships and the shipping of pictures
- Double page: The first ceremony of trooping the colour since the King's
- Wimbledon : The seeded players, the challenged and "star" challengers.
- Full page etching of Lt. General Sir Arthur Wauchope, High Commissioner
and Commander-in-chief in Palestine
- 2 pages of Saturn's rings
- Unconscious "surrealism" in the art of primitive races
- double page of The "Released" German Fleet and Air Arm in being:
Naval forces of the Reich reviewed by the leader.
- Of Interest To Women - fashion and linen
- Full page ads for Stuart House, Austin and Cine-Kodak
second cover which shows King Edward VIII's tour of South Wales at the abandoned
Dowlais Steel Works.
Articles and photos include:
1. Double page of the derelict Dowlais Steel Works.
2. Unemployed men constructing a sports ground in Monmouthshire.
3. Two more pages of the King in Wales.
4. The "Jaime I." - The government's chief naval weapon against Franco.
5. The flight of a bullet: Amazing "spark" cinematography - a bullet
6. The Cave of Trapeza - Relics of prehistoric Crete near the fabled birth-place
7. The supreme struggle in Spain - Ther Battle of Madrid - Terror and Destruction
from the air.
8. Russian "Air Infantry" practising a mass parachute descent in
the rear of a hostile force.
9. Birds in relation to agriculture.
10. Barrie's new Biblical play. "Pickwick" as an opera.
11. The Francois Coty Sale: Drawings by Watteau, Fragonard, Ingres, Guardi,
12. English Regency furniture.
13. Christmas gifts.
Full page ads for Austin Reed of Regent Street, Martell Cordon Bleu and Black
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