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Illustrated London News British Airforces & Warships World War II RARE 2 Volumes

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In the first half of the 20th Century, no publication gave such extensive, detailed and loving coverage of the British Royal Air Force & Navy as the Illustrated London News. The following set of WWII special volumes is up for auction:

British Air Forces: The RAF and The Fleet Air Arm Also Airplanes of the USA, Germany, & Italy Completely Illustrated and Described Published by The Illustrated London News; London, 1941:

Blue soft card cover with gold embossed text & border. Second Edition: 42 pp with 6pp adverts for Wellington Bombers, Spitfires, Rolls Royce etc, advert for ILN postal schedule dated 1941, Churchill's "Never in the field of human conflict" speech printed on verso of front cover(see photo). Sepia photographs, recognition diagrams, weapons etc. Very good condition: some minor age wear to the blue card cover but completely intact; inner body of folio has separated from the 2 staples holding it to the outer binding; inner pages of folio in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 320mm x 490mm (12.5" x 19"). Includes: The Hawker Hurricane; The Supermarine Spitfire, The Boulton Paul 'Defiant', The Bristol Blenheim Mark IV, The Handley-Page Hampden, The Vickers Wellington Mark III, etc.


British Warships: The Royal Navy Completely Illustrated and Described. Elephant folio. 40p British Warships, Illustrated London News. London, 1940:

Blue soft card cover with gold embossed text & border. Fifth Impression. 40pp. Jan. 31, 1940 speech by the Prime Minister printed on verso of front cover(see photo). Sepia photographs, recognition diagrams, etc. Good condition: two pieces of outer blue card cover missing: one small piece at top front edge & one at the back side edge(see photos); signed "From Uncle 'Don' " on verso of front cover; inner folio pages are separating from the two staples on binding & outer card cover is splitting along the spine; inner pages in great condition: one tiny rip at right side edge of first inner page, no other major flaws. Dimensions: 320mm x 490mm (12.5" x 19"). Includes the HMS King George V, HMS Nelson, HMS Rodney, HMS Exteter, HMS Dorsetshire, etc.

This would make a wonderful set for WWII history buffs with the Jane's Fighting Ships 1941 & 1942 Volumes set also up for sale, so please check out my other items.

I'm happy to answer any questions, please ask before buying. If you would like more photos please let me know. These are an irregular size, so please inquire about shipping charges to your destination before buying.

Illustrated London News British Airforces & Warships World War II RARE 2 Volumes

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: paper, card cover
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