The Illustrated London News (ILN), Saturday, May 31, 1941 - Cover Photo-Portrait of Major-General B.C. Freyberg, The Heroic Defender of Crete

By: Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril; Squire, Sir John; Pycraft, W.P.; Byles, Charles E.

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Pages 693-724. Features: Photo of Major John Bagot Glubb Pasha, reportedly killed in action in Iraq; Four photos of British evacuation from Greece; Informative two-page, seven-illustration feature describes the winged invaders of Crete - troop-carrying gliders - and the JU '52' sky tug; Excellent two-page illustrated feature entitled 'War in the Stratosphere' explains some problems presented by the enigma of flight miles above the earth; Six photos beneath the caption 'Eagle Wings of the Royal Navy - The Victorious Fleet Air Arm; H.M.S. Hood lost May 24 - photo of the ship and photo of part of her crew on deck during firing practice; Photo and illustration of the "Bismarck," sunk on May 27; The Battle for Crete - article; Three maps showing the strategic importance of Crete and Cyprus; Centrefold illustration depict Germany's air invasion of Crete - the first major attack by air-borne troops, across over 200 miles of sea; Photos of the "Beaufighter" night-fighter-bomber and the famous U.S.A. "Catalina"; Photos of thirteen personalities of the week include Igor I. Sikorsky setting record in Connecticut, Vice-Admiral L.E. Holland, Captain R. Kerr, Lord Austin of the well-known automaker, General Smuts, Sir Horace Rumbold, Flight-Officer F.H. Hanbury - first member of the W.A.A.F. to receive the M.B.E.; Two pages with twelve photos from Libya illustrate "Where Panzer Units Become Junk" - The Gallant Defenders of Tobruk; Five photos illustrate fighting in the western desert of North Africa where British patrols harass Nazis; Air photos of the cities of Rakki, Palmyra and Falluja; Photo of the King inspecting paratroops; Photo of truck carrying the wreckage of the ME. 110 fighter which Rudolf Hess flew to Glasgow; New discoveries in Iran exemplify the superb art of Persian goldsmiths over a period of seventeen centuries. Nice vintage ads. Unmarked with moderate wear. A quality copy of this informative wartime issue.

Title: The Illustrated London News (ILN), Saturday, May 31, 1941 - Cover Photo-Portrait of Major-General B.C. Freyberg, The Heroic Defender of Crete

Author Name: Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril; Squire, Sir John; Pycraft, W.P.; Byles, Charles E.

Categories: Military, History, Magazine Back Issues,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd.: 1941

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 201G4643

Keywords: The Illustrated London News (ILN), Saturday, May 31, 1941 - Cover Photo-Portrait of Major-General B.C. Freyberg, The Heroic Defender of Crete Photo of Major John Bagot Glubb Pasha, reportedly killed in action in Iraq; Four photos of British evacuation from Greece; Informative two-page, seven-illustration feature describes the winged invaders of Crete - troop-carrying gliders - and the JU '52' sky tug; Excellent two-page illustrated feature entitled 'War in the Stratosphere' explains some problems presented by the enigma of flight miles above the earth; Six photos beneath the caption 'Eagle Wings of the Royal Navy - The Victorious Fleet Air Arm; H.M.S. Hood lost May 24 - photo of the ship and photo of part of her crew on deck during firing practice; Photo and illustration of the "Bismarck, " sunk on May 27; The Battle for Crete - article; Three maps showing the strategic importance of Crete and Cyprus; Centrefold illustration depict Germany's air invasion of Crete - the first major attack by air-borne troops, across over 200 miles of sea; Photos of the "Beaufighter" night-fighter-bomber and the famous U.S.A. "Catalina"; Photos of thirteen personalities of the week include Igor I. Sikorsky setting record in Connecticut, Vice-Admiral L.E. Holland, Captain R. Kerr, Lord Austin of the well-known automaker, General Smuts, Sir Horace Rumbold, Flight-Officer F.H. Hanbury - first member of the W.A.A.F. to receive the M.B.E.; Two pages with twelve photos from Libya illustrate "Where Panzer Units Become Junk" - The Gallant Defenders of Tobruk; Five photos illustrate fighting in the western desert of North Africa where British patrols harass Nazis; Air photos of the cities of Rakki, Palmyra and Falluja; Photo of the King inspecting paratroops; Photo of truck carrying the wreckage of the ME. 110 fighter which Rudolf Hess flew to Glasgow; New discoveries in Iran exemplify the superb art of Persian Goldsmiths,