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The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 156
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 156
1943 06 11 ....... Cover: ... 'We Are Closing Down For Ever,' was Von Arnim's final message to Hitler just before the great Tunisian surrender. By May 13, 1943 not a single Axis soldier was left fighting in N. Africa, and a week later Gen. Eisenhower announced that the number of Axis prisoners in Tunisia since the break-through on May 5 was 224,000. Carrying sundry trophies, map-cases, and a pistol, his bayonet decorated a white flag, this 1st Army man leads in his captives - Germans from the 334th Artillery Regiment. , British Official ....... Articles Inside: ... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... British and Americans Enter Bizerta Together ..... With Unbounded Joy Tunis Greeted the Allies ..... Italy Trembles at the Thunder of the Guns ..... Will Invasion Follow the Bombs on Sardinia? ..... Only 100 Miles Divide the Allies From Sicily ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Our Merchant Seamen Should Be Safer Now ..... Sailors with Wings Are Taught Their Job ..... Where They Plot the War Against the U-Boats ..... What Are These 'Hairpin Squads' of the R.A.F. ..... Artists and the War ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'The Turning Tide' By Major-Gen. E. D. H. Tollemache - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Will the Atlantic Wall Prove Another Maginot? ..... Yet Nearer to Novorossisk Drive the Russians ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... For Reasons Enough It's Named Thunderbolt ..... Lancasters Breach Ruhr Dams by Midnight - Floods Complete the Havoc Wrought by Bombs ..... Aggressive Defence Is the Home Guard's Duty - 'If the Nazi Villains Drop Down Upon Us' ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - We Were in at the Death in Tunisia - How We Did Rejoice in Liberated Tunis! - For 60 Miles I Drove Past German Prisoners - How Von Arnim Surrendered at Last ..... Our Diary of the War ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 157
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 157
1943 06 25 ....... Cover: ... H.M. The King learns details of the R.A.F. raid on the Ruhr dams on May 17, 1943 from Wing-Cmdr. Gibson D.S.O. and bar D F C. bar, who was awarded the V.C. for the part he played in the daring exploit. During his visit to a station at which Lancaster crews for the raid, his Majesty is examining photographs showing havoc caused by the attack. Photo, British Official: Crown Copyright ....... Articles Inside: ... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Church Parade Where Roman Gladiators Fought ..... Are You Quite Sure Everything Is Ready, Duce? ..... In North Africe Now: A Correspondent's Picture ..... They Kept Right On to the End of the Road ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... There Was No 'Dunkirk' for the Axis in Africa ..... More Killers of U-Boats Take the Water ..... Two Enemy Ships Tried to Run the Blockade ..... How Many Germans Rest in Unnamed Graves? ..... For Friend and Foe 'Last Post' Has Sounded ..... Jungle Commando: The Story of the Chindits ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'What About Germany' By Mr. Louis P. Lochner - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Souvenirs from the Battle field May Save Lives ..... American Triumph Over the Japs in Attu ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... They've Made a Fine Art of Night 'Intrusion' ..... Mussolini Boasted This Was Another Malta ..... Pantelleria's Only Airfield Blasted by Bombs ..... The Home Front by E. Royston Pike ..... Decorated for Gallantry; Some Army Awards ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - Under the Sea I Gave the Order - Fire! - Off Tunis Our Prison Ship Was Riddled - In Crete's Bomb Alley We Fought Terrific Odds - What Horrors I Saw In Vyazma and Rzhev! ..... Our Diary of the War ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 158
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 158
1943 07 09 ....... Cover: ... Mr. Churchill Gives the V-Sign to cheering members of the ship's crew as he walks down the gangway of the vessel that took him to America. The Prime Minister returned to this country on June 5, 1943, after nearly a month's tour that took him to Washington Gibraltar, Algiers, and Tunis. Brighter and solid prospects lie before us," declared Mr. Churchill in his address to Parliament on June 8. ....... Articles Inside: ... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Maybe These Are Next on Our Invasion List ..... Why Did We Close The Frontier With Turkey? ..... Why the White Flag Went Up on Pantellaria - Never Such a 'Blitz' on So Small a Target ..... Axis Air Convoy Shattered in the Sicilian Straits ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Two More U-Boats Sent to Their Doom ..... Norwegian Patriots Give the Nazis the Slip ..... Texas Makes Sure We Won't Run Short of Oil ..... The Glorious 155th Battery Fought to the End ..... Proudly We Danes Serve Under the Red Ensign ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Behind Both Lines' By Mr. Harold Denny - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Flying Ambulances Save Many a Soldier's Life - From Battlefield to Hospital Ward by Air ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Safe Back From an Uninvited Visit to Germany ..... At Labrador's Port of Call for U.S. Bombers ..... Cross-Channel Sweeps Are Their Speciality ..... Mosquitoes on the Bench and in the Air ..... To Town and Country Goes Our Roving Camera ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - Now They Call Me 'The King of Lampedusa' - 'Happy Landings!' Said the Sergeant with a Grin - I Went 'Square-Bashing' with the Scots Guards - They Gave Me the United States Air Cross ..... Our Diary of the War ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 159
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 159
1943 07 23 ....... Cover: ... Regal Smile for Malta's Defender. H.M. the King arrived at Malta from N. Africa aboard H.M.S. Aurora on June 20, 1943. Amid the right royal welcome accorded him by the delighted George Cross Islanders (see p. 101) he drove to the Governor's Palace in Valetta, and this photograph, taken in the palace's Hall of St. Michael and St. George, shows His Majesty presenting Viscount Gort, Malta's Governor and C.-in-C., with his Field-Marshal's baton. Viscount Gort was created Field-Marshal on Jan. 1, 1943. Photo, British Official. ....... Articles Inside: ... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... His Majesty's Triumphant N. African Tour ..... Joyously the Maltese Welcomed Their King ..... Air Power Alone Claims Its First real Triumph ..... Over Lampedusa's Battlements Our Flag Unfurls ..... Woolworth Carriers ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Great Convoys Dock in Russia's Front-Line Port ..... Thirteen was a Lucky Number for this Halifax! ..... 'Good Old Walrus!' Say the Fleet Air Arm ..... America Seizes the Initiative in the Pacific ..... What Sort of Invasion Craft Are We Using? ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Italy from Within' By Mr. Richard G. Massock - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... China Can Mobilize Fifty Million More Men ..... Floods Add to China's Wartime Load of Trouble ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Fortress-Eye View of a Raid on the Ruhr ..... How Russia Trains Her Mighty Reserve Armies ..... Egypt Salutes Flags of Thirty-Four Allied Nations ..... The Home Front by E. Royston Pike ..... Awarded the Little Bronze Cross - For Valour ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - How We Mastered the Infernal Magnetic Mine - I Was One of the Nine Who Came Back - A Norwegian Girl, I Was a Slave in Poland ..... Our Diary of the War ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 160
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 160
1943 08 06 ....... Cover: ... 'The Beginning of the End!' declared Mr. Roosevelt when he spoke of the Allied invasion of Sicily on July 10, 1943. Many months of arduous training made Britons, Canadians and Americans irresistible when at length the day of the Sicilian adventure arrived. First sea-borne troops landed on Sicily before it was light, and this night scene shows men of the R.A.F. Regiment unloading runways from a landing-craft during a dawn rehearsal at a training centre. Photo, Daily Herald ....... Articles Inside: ... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Swift Advance Follows Landing on Sicily's Coast ..... After Sicily Comes the European 'Fortress' ..... The United Nations Attack Europe's Under-Belly ..... Our Invaders Set Foot on the Sicilian Shore ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Allied Navies Do a Mighty Job Magnificently ..... They Helped to Make the Invasion Possible ..... How Our Assault Troops Crossed to Sicily ..... With a Red Bomber Squadron in the Caucasus ..... The Germans Drove a Wedge - At What a Cost! ..... What Goes on in the Lulls Between Attacks? ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Infantry Officer' By ? - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Cyprus - A Thorn in the Side of the Axis ..... As Handed Out to Others by Mussolini ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Preparing Our Bombers to Batter the Ruhr ..... Our Gliders Made History in Sicily's Skies ..... 'Given the Works' - Germany's ME 109F Dissected ..... He Flew From 'Shangri-La' to Bomb Tokyo - Before and After the Attack on Japan's Capital ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - By Air and Sea We Swooped on Sicily - We Battled Ashore Through Waist-Deep Water - Gela Beach Was Like a Fourth of July Display - Italian Prisoners Helped Us Land Our Guns ..... Our Diary of the War ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 161
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 161
1943 08 20 ....... Cover: ... Passing from Battle in Sicily to a prisoners' cage, these Italians, for whom the war is at an end, are but a handful of the upwards of 90,000 Axis prisoners taken by August 2, 1943 when all but the north-eastern tip of the island had passed into Allied hands. Cigarette in mouth, the British soldier and his comrades on the wall watch the motley throng with good-humoured smiles as it leaves the dust of conflict for the peace and comparative comfort of captivity. Photo, British Official: Crown Copyright ....... Articles Inside: ... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Skirl o' the Pipes on the Road to Catania ..... Approach to the 'Bottle-neck' - Key to the Plain ..... Three Allied Forces Sweep on With One Aim ..... Eighth Army Armour In Triumphal Setting ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... The Royal Navy Lends a Powerful Hand Ashore ..... Americans Subdue Rendova in the Solomons ..... For 3,000 Years History Has Been Made in Sicily ..... 'Mussolini Will Increase the Number of Ruins - For Which Italy Has Long Been Famous ..... They've Been Our Commandos For 300 Years ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Wind of Freedom' By Mr. Compton Mackenzie - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... We Have Taken New Life and Hope Into Sicily ..... Welcoming Smiles for the Armies of Liberation ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... First Bombs Crash Down on Military Rome ..... R.A.F. Spreads Its Wings From Sicilian Airfields ..... Gift From Sicily to Thirsty British Transport ..... At Last We Have 'Struck Oil' in Rumania ..... Hitler's Greatest Defeat Followed This Fighting ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - 'Down With Mussolini and Death to the Duce!' - I Ran a Field Hospital for Our Parachutists - Syracuse Was Like Margate in Holiday-time - 'Advanco Pronto!' - and a Mob Surrendered - My Night of Terror in Bomb-Battered Hamburg ..... Our Diary of the War ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 162
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 162
1943 09 03 ....... Cover: ... Commander of the 51st ( Highland ) Division, Major-General Douglas Wimberley, D.S.O., M.C., hails from Inverness. His men, mostly desert veterans, have been winning new laurels since they landed in Sicily, as part of the 8th Army, on invasion day, July 10, 1943. They were among the first to enter Catania on August 5, having fought magnificently through every stage of the great advance, Maj.-Gen. Wimberley won his D.S.O. in the fighting against Rommel, and his M.C. in the 1914-1918 war. Photo, British Official ....... Articles Inside: ... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Our Infantry Show Their Mettle in Sicily ..... British Artillerymen Back Up the Infantry ..... Gaily the 8th Army Marched Into Catania ..... The 78th Division Plucked Sicily's 'Cherry Ripe' ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Catania Softened-Up by Allied Navies' Big Guns ..... Will Allied Planes Spell the U-boats' Doom? ..... Behind the Scenes in Waging the Atlantic Battle ..... Vanquished German Armour on the Road to Orel ..... A Dagger at Russia's Heart Torn from Nazi Hands ..... From 'Fortress Europe' to 'Citadel Germany' ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'The Home Guard of Britain' By Mr. Charles Graves - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Healing Hands of the Red Cross in Sicily ..... Italians Applaud the Fade-Out of Mussolini ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Last Moments of Service in the Luftwaffe! ..... Funeral Pyre of Hitler's Rumanian Oil Hopes ..... Demolition Gives Us a New View of St. Paul's ..... This Harvest Will Live in the Memory of Man ..... How Britain Reaped Her Record Victory Crops ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - Catania Was a City of Chaos and Desolation - I Saw the Americans Storm Munda Field - I Power-Dived Faster Than Sound Can Travel - From a Prison Camp We Tramped 1,000 Miles ..... Our Diary of the War ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 163
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 163
1943 09 17 ....... Cover: ... He Knocked Out the Luftwaffe in the Mediterranean - Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, commander of the North-West African Tactical Air Force, here indicating targets on a map during a Press conference in Sicily. Main contribution of his men to our triumph there was the pounding of the island's airfields in June and early July and methodical destruction of the Axis air fleet. Up to August 12 a total of 1,691 enemy aircraft had been shot down or captured on the ground in Sicily. Photo, British Official ....... Articles Inside: ... Into War's background With our Roving Camera ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... When the Axis in Sicily Was Nearing Its End ..... Old Order and New Spirit in Sicily's Messina ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Floating 'Pillboxes' Escort Our Armadas Now ..... 'Decisions are taken for the Forward Action - Of Our Two Fleets, Armies and Air Forces' ..... The Coastal Eyes of Britain Never Close ..... Self-Inflating Dinghy Is Airmen's Life-Saver ..... R.A.F. Is Loosening the Axis Grip on Greece ..... These Boys Gave Berlin Its Fiercest Battering ..... Railways Are Vital in Our Invasion Schemes ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'One Continent Redeemed' By Mr. Guy Ramsey - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... 'The Cossacks Are Coming!' the Nazis Cry ..... Four Times In battle Kharkov Changes Hands ..... The Home Front by E. Royston Pike ..... Our New 5.5 Gun-Howitzer is Now an Open Secret ..... Denmark Struggles to Break the Nazi Shackles ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - Fire and Ruin Marked the Road to Kharkov - I Fly With a Middle East Bomber Squadron - I Saw Victory on the Land Army Battle Front - From Factory Manager to Guerrilla Fighter ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The Luftwaffe in Russia ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Superb Courage Earns Merchant Navy Honours ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 164
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 164
1943 10 01 ....... Cover: ... This Russian Anti-Aircraft Battery, commanded by Senior Lieut. N. Sosynov, has shot down five enemy aircraft. Accurate marksmanship of such men as Sosynov's, in conjunction with brilliant work by the Soviet Air Force, has played great havoc with the Luftwaffe on the Eastern Front. A competent observer estimates total German losses in Russia to be some 40,000 planes, leaving the Luftwaffe there a mere shadow of its former self, and consisting largely of obsolescent types. Photo, Pictorial Press ....... Articles Inside: ... Our Roving Camera Goes on Home Front Tour ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Twilight of the Axis Gods Descends on Italy ..... 8th Army Objective Clear to Conquerors' Eyes ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... 'General Chase' Signal Spells U-Boats' Doom ..... Royal Australian Navy Proud of New Cruiser ( H.M.S. Shropshire ) ..... Unconditional Surrender: Italy Pays the Price ..... How Air Power Contributed to Italy's Fall ..... The Achilles Heel of Hitler's Ambitions ..... China Undaunted In Seventh Year of Battle ..... Japanese in New Guinea Lairs Get No Respite ..... Nazis' Balkan Cornerstone - Bulgaria - Is Loose ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'The End of the Beginning' By Winston Churchill - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Awe-Compelling: the Vast Red Tide Unstemmed ..... Soviet Life Flows On Again in Freed Kharkov ..... Movie-Cameramen in the Front Line of Battle - 'Shooting' the War for the Cinema Screen ..... Blitzers Blitzed; Driven from Home by R.A.F. ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - I Led the British Commandos Into Italy - Here in Liberated Greece the Guerillas Rule! - Remaking Their Homes in Kharkov's Ruins - I Was in Copenhagen When the Germans Came ..... Gallantry and Self-Sacrifice Merit the V.C. ..... Editor's Postscript ..... Editor's Post

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 165
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 165
1943 10 15 ....... Cover: ... Canadians In Calabria. Led by Pipe-Major A. Anderson of Toronto, Canadians of General Montgomery's 8th Army march through Straorina, near Reggio di Calabria. It was on the beaches around Reggio, at 4.30 a.m. on September 3, 1943, the fourth anniversary of our declaration of war on Germany, that our men landed to establish their major bridgehead for the invasion of Italy. Hands on hips, a young Italian girl watches and wonders whilst the Canadians pass. Photo, Associated Press ....... Articles Inside: ... War Work and Play Seen by Our Roving Camera ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... 5th and 8th Armies Take a Firm Grip on Italy ..... From the 'Heel' to Salerno Our Men Advance ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Modern Horse of Troy on the Beaches of Salerno ..... Battlefield Gunfire Now Defeating the Nazis ..... 'Bazooka' & 'Sobbing Sisters' - Secret Weapons ..... Ferry Control's Great Job in Invasion of Italy ..... Battipaglia Added to Fifth Army's Triumphs ..... Meet the Blitz Buggy, the Quack and Penguin ..... Equally at Home on Sea and Land - the 'DUKWS' ..... Theirs the Job to Keep the Cables Mended ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'The Red Army' By Michel Berchin and Eliahu Ben-horin - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... French Air Squadron Fights on Russian Front ..... Triumphant Red Army Reaches the Dnieper Line ..... Red Army Tanks in Massed Attack ..... The Home Front by E. Royston Pike ..... This British Night Bomber Drops 18,000-lb. Load ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - We Recorded a Big Bombing Raid on Berlin - I Saw the Fateful Battle of Salerno Beaches - I Was a 'Sitting Target' in the Arctic Sea ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Seaways of Frozen North Patrolled by R.A.F. ..... These Airmen Win Distinguished Flying Cross ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 166
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 166
1943 10 29 ....... Cover: ... Wren at the Helm of a motor-boat. Harbour work with the Royal Navy, such as this girl is engaged upon, is one of a variety of important duties under the White Ensign now being performed by members of the Women's Royal Naval Service. With H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent as their Commandant, the Wrens are brilliantly maintaining Britain's proud sea traditions and justifying their distinction as the senior Women's Service. Photo, Keystone ....... Articles Inside: ... Empire War Tour With Our Roving Camera ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... In Naples the Nazi Reign of Terror Ends - And Our Men Sweep on to Italy's Capital ..... Another U-Boat Goes Down ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... These Little Ships Excel In High-Speed War ..... Royal Navy Improvises as Well as It Fights ..... Air Disaster Threatens Nazis as Foggia Falls ..... 'Monty's Highway' Through Italy to Victory ..... Guerrilla Fighters Help to Free the Caucasus ..... Russians Now Stand on the Road to Berlin ..... Army Carrier Pigeons Have Parachutes Now! ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Appeasement's Child' By Mr. Thomas J. Hamilton - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Dutch Buildings Doomed by Nazi Defence Plans ..... In Sight of the Enemy on the Road to Naples ..... Across the Adriatic Dalmatia Beckons Us ..... Revolt Flares Up in Feud-Ridden Yugoslavia ..... Corsica - Island Outpost of France, Free Again ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - We Drove Along the Awesome Road of Death - I Saw a Shell Kill Three War Reporter Friends - From England I Went East to Join Paiforce ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... These Are the 'Busters' that Rock the Reich ..... Japanese S.W. Pacific Line Is Moving Back ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 167
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 167
1943 11 12 ....... Cover: ... Jeep Turned Ambulance is carrying a wounded German prisoner to the rear of the 5th Army during fighting in the heights around Salerno. This was no mechanized warfare country. Ousting the enemy from the shrub-covered, Italian mountainsides involved slow and systematic combing. Gradients were-so steep, defiles so narrow and tortuous, that even jeeps could manage only part of the way. Numbers of them were put to ambulance work in the back areas. British Official: Crown Copyright ....... Articles Inside: ... Our Roving Camera Visits Busy War-Workers ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... In the Footsteps of Garibaldi the Liberator - the 5th Force the Volturno, Rome-ward Bound ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... 'You Will Never Lack Friends,' said The King ..... Neutral Portugal Tries Out Her Defences ..... Azores are New Atlantic Bases for the Allies ..... Air Transport Is Rivaling Wartime Shipping ..... R.A.F. Runs Biggest Airline Service in the World ..... On a 2,000-Mile Front the Russian Battle Rages ..... Soviet Scythe Swings South From Kremenchug ..... Hungary - Axis Hyena - Fears the Reckoning ..... B-17 Bombing Missions ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Ordeal by Battle' By Capt. Cyril Falls - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Our 17-Pounder Anti-Tank Gun Kills 'Tigers' ..... These Are Days of Reckoning in Nazi Germany ..... The Home Front by E. Royston Pike ..... They Put Up Flak that Rakes London's Skies ..... With Giraud's Men in Emancipated Corsica ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - My Battlefront Tour With Gen. Clark in Italy - I Swam For 22 Hours to Escape From Cos - We Smashed A German Spy Plane 7 Miles Up - I Was In Singapore When the Japanese Swooped ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Smashed-Up Lancaster Gets a New Lease of Life ..... Peril They Scorned, There Were Lives to Save ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 168
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 168
1943 11 26 ....... Cover: ... Cheerful Tank Destroyer of the Red Army, seated in one of his captures, is Senior Lieut. Savikov, commander of a company of anti-tank riflemen who have a highly creditable record of destruction of enemy armour, including formidable 60-ton Mark VI Tigers. Savikov is one of the men who have made possible the historic Russian counter-offensive which, beginning on July 13, 1943, had by November 14 taken the Red Army into the Dnieper Bend and the Crimea, and well beyond Kiev. Photo. Pictorial Press ....... Articles Inside: ... Our Roving Camera Reviews the Food Front ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Stiff Resistance Overcome in the Push to Rome ..... Tragedy Stalks in the Wake of the Vanquished ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Allies Prepare for Landing at a Japanese Base ..... Game as Terriers are the Navy's Destroyers ..... Mascots are Prized in our Famed 'Trouble Ships' ..... Scene of Contrasts is Unconquerable Leningrad ..... Orphans of the Siege Now Wards of the City ..... Unity in War and Peace Pledged at Moscow ..... Two Red Armies Rout Mannstein's Million ..... Hitler Plans to Prevent a German 'Badoglio' ..... Exchanged POWs Return ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'The End in Africa' By Alan Moorehead - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... How France Raised A Secret Desert Army ..... Valiant Goums in their Age-Old Battle Garb ..... No 'Hitler Youth' Is the Army Cadet Force ..... Learning to Be Soldiers on the A.C.F. Plan ..... Allies Guard Oil in Netherlands West Indies ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - I'm Home After Three Years in Prison Camps - With the Camerons I fought at Four Hills - We Sailed From the Terror That Was Singapore ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Water Turns to Steam as 'Illustrious' Blazes ..... Sanctuary in Sweden From Quisling's Terror ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 169
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 169
1943 12 10 ....... Cover: ... Joseph Vissarionovitch Stalin, undisputed leader of the Russian people since 1927, whose inspired generalship has resulted in unprecedented Soviet successes following the launching of a counter-offensive against the Germans on July 13, 1943. He is depicted here by the Russian artist Karpov wearing the uniform of Marshal of the Soviet Union, to which rank he was appointed on March 7, 1943, by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. His decorations include the gold medal of a Hero of Socialist Labour and the Order of Lenin. ....... Articles Inside: ... Allies' Activities Seen by Our Roving Camera ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Russia Triumphant in Assault and Defence ..... Panorama of Victories on the Eastern Front ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Honoured Fearnoughts of the Submarine Service ..... Street by Street We Go Forward in Nazi Italy ..... Multi-Purpose Reindeer in Red Army Service ..... Young and Old Forge Russia's Mighty Armour ..... Leningrad Steel a Source of Soviet Triumphs ..... Ceylon is Well Prepared for Japanese Raids ..... Lord Wavell takes Over as Viceroy of India ..... How Hitler's Canals Help the Nazi War Effort ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Traveller from Tokyo' By Prof. John Morris - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Dashing D.R.s ( Dispatch Rider ) of the Royal Corps of Signals ..... They Keep Open the Line From H.Q. to Front ..... The Home Front by E. Royston Pike ..... R.A.F.'s Speedy Succour for Crashed Flyers ..... Busy Port of Algiers Now a Vital War Centre ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - With the Soviet Troops I Entered Burning Kiev - I Saw Nazi Paratroops Attack in Leros Battle - I Took the First Churchill Tanks into Action - I Crashed and Was Lost in the New Guinea Jungle ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Sky Trails of Two-Ton Bomb Load Fortresses ..... From Jungle Bases They Fly to Fight Japanese ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 170
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 170
1943 12 10 ....... Cover: ... Happy with Mounts Again are these members of a British mechanized cavalry regiment in Italy. Major M. Lindsay, of Fife, Scotland, surveys the landscape during reconnaissance in the Italian mountains, where the horse has come into its own once more in war; standing by is Lieut. J. Richardson, of Northumberland. As our men advance through country normally difficult for mechanized traffic, they commandeer local mules and horses accustomed to this treacherous terrain. Photo, British Official ....... Articles Inside: ... Our Roving Camera Visits Occupied Europe ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... New Zealanders Rejoin the Famous 8th in Italy - And Help Deal 'Colossal Crack' at the Enemy ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Americans Blast Japanese From Vella Lavella ..... Brains Behind Our Big Ships' Roaring Guns - Far Over the Sea the Shells Go Screaming ..... Soviet Sequence: Enacted Countless Times ..... Guerrillas Hamper German Efforts West of Kiev ..... Tough 'Recces' Race Ahead As We Invade ( Reconnaissance Corps ) ..... Mobile Commandos of the Reconnaissance Corps ..... Frontiers of the Future: More Balkan Problems! ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Salazar, Rebuilder of Portugal' By Col. F. C. C. Egerton - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Small Aegean Islands Lost to Allies for a Time ..... Crisis in the Lebanon Flares Up and Fades Out ..... Specialist Flyers Dare Death for the R.A.F. ..... Ordeal by Swift Trial for Pilot and Plane ..... Centre of Nazi War Machine Again the Target ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - We Stoked Berlin's Still Smouldering Fires - I Left My Pots and Pans and Downed a Bomber! - They Bombed Us, But We Landed Our Ammunition - I Saw the Japanese Annihilated on Betio Island ..... Our Diary of the War ..... East Meets West in Pacific Victory Conclave ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... They Trod the path of Duty to its Glorious End ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 171
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 171
1944 01 07 ....... Cover: ... On His Way to N. Africa for the historic Three-Power-Conference at Cairo ( Nov. 22-26, 1943 ) Mr. Churchill spent two days at Malta. He is here seen amid the ruins of the much-bombed Valetta dockyard area, where he received a tumultuous welcome. It was with the utmost concern that the people of the United Nations learned on Dec, 15 that the Premier was seriously ill with pneumonia. but by Dec. 23 it was stated that he was well on the way to recovery. Photo, British Official: Crown Copyright ....... Articles Inside: ... Sidelights of War Seen by Our Roving Camera ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Sword of Honour City: Stalingrad Resurgent ..... Germans Use Rocket Shells in Russia and Italy ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... U.S. naval Task Force Aids British Home Fleet ..... Our Monitors Help the Land Fighting in Italy ..... Monty's Men Push on Along the Road to Rome ..... Fire Mud and Snow Fail to Stop Our Advance ..... Colossal Task for R.E.s of the 8th Army in Italy ..... Dodecanese Islanders Gain Sanctuary in Egypt ..... Turkey Affirms Her Friendship with the Allies ..... Praise the Men Who Pass the Ammunition ..... Tehran Conference ..... Friends in Fact, in Spirit and in Purpose ..... Britain's Great Little Ships ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'The Little Ships' By Mr. Gordon Holman - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... New Zealanders Land to Battle in the Solomons ..... Bloody Struggle for Tarawa in the Central Pacific ..... France's Richelieu is at Sea with the Allied Fleets ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - I Baled Out Over Bomb-Battered Pantelleria - Men, Mules and Mud I Saw on Monte Camino - How We Escaped the Gestapo Drag Net in Oslo ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... U.S. Airmen Strike at Japanese in New Britain ..... Disillusionment Spreads with Debris in Berlin ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 172
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 172
1944 01 21 ....... Cover: ... Indian Muleteers in Italy are here bringing in 8th Army wounded during the fierce fighting on the Sangro River front at the beginning of Dec. 1943 when Genera! Montgomery's forces pierced the German winter line. The Bengal Lancers, 15th Punjabis and 5th Gurkha Rifles - serving with the Indian Division of the 8th Army - played a brilliant part in the Sangro battle ; and in the capture of Villa San Tommaso, west of Ortona, announced on Jan. 2, 1944, Indian troops again distinguished themselves. Photo, British Official ....... Articles Inside: ... Our Roving Camera Visits Women Workers ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... Nazi Defence Line Key-Town Falls to the 8th ..... First Shells of a Fierce Barrage at Conca Casale ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... This Was the Scharnhorst : Late of Hitler's Navy ..... They Rounded-Up the Scharnhorst for the Kill ..... Air Battles Higher Than Man Has Yet Fought ..... Czech-Soviet Mutual Aid Pact Signed in Moscow ..... Russians Smash on Over the 1939 Polish Frontier ..... Just Who Is Fighting Whom In Yugoslavia? - Here Under Tito's Banner Yogoslavs are Free ..... Non-Belligerent Turkey in the Allied Camp ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Mr. Roosevelt' By Compton Mackenzie - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Two Ships Attack Eleven in Big Sea-Air Battle ..... Americans Storm Fiercely Blazing Makin Atoll ..... At Hell-Fire Corner: Britain's Front-Line Town Dover's Defiance Continues Whatever Betides ..... Submarine Depot Ships ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - Ghastly Road of the Five Graves Led to Ortona - Our Seven Weeks' Nightmare as Arctic Castaways ..... I Flew 1,000 Miles Over Battle-Torn Russia ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... R.A.F. Now at Battle-Stations in Azores Outpost ..... Latest Warplane News from the World's Skyways ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 173
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 173
1944 02 04 ....... Cover: ... General Sir Bernard Montgomery, K.C.B., D.S.O., surveys the shell-torn ruins of Fossacesia behind the Allied lines on the Italian front. Now in Britain in his new post of C.-in-C. of the British Group of Invasion Armies under General Eisenhower (announced on Dec. 24, 1943), he has handed over the Eighth Army, which he commanded in North Africa, Sicily and Italy from August 1942, to Lieut.-General Sir Oliver Leese ( see Illus. p. 554 ), one of his Corps Commanders. Photo, British Official ....... Articles Inside: ... Home Front Revisited by Our Roving Camera ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... In Mud and Misery German Grenadiers Retreat ..... Rapidly Vatutin Moves the East Front West ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... How the Mighty Duke of York Prepared for Victory ..... He Sails With 10,000 Lives Dependent on Him ..... In an Allied Troopship Bound for Distant Battle ..... House by House Ortona Fell to Monty's Men ..... Fighting France Beats Nazis on Italian Soil ..... Planning to Regain the Key to the Orient ..... Our 14th Army is Now on the Move in Burma ..... Maps for Battles to Come Prepared at Top Speed ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'They Call It Pacific' By Mr. Clark Lee - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Battle of Communications on the Karelian Front ..... The Soviet Sharpshooter Learns to Get His Man ..... Behind the Scenes with Showmen of the Services ..... Inside a Fifty Miles-per-Hour Churchill Tank ..... Tenacious Devotion to Duty Gained These Awards ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - Japanese Night-Prowlers Routed in the Solomons - Our Captors Became Our Prisoners at Ortona ..... We Saw the Scharnhorst Hit in North Cape Battle ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Shooting Japanese Planes out of Pacific Skies ..... Ice-Chamber Tests Make High Flight Possible ..... Editor's Postscript

The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 174
The War Illustrated Vol. 7 No. 174
1944 02 18 ....... Cover: ... Supreme Allied Commander S.E. Asia is Acting Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, G.C.V.O., D.S.O., Naval A.O.C. to H.M. the King, appointed Aug. 25, 1943. Former Combined Operations Chief, he helped plan famous raids at Vaagso, St. Nazaire and Dieppe. Aged 43, he has been in the Navy for 31 years. With him is Air Chief Marshal Sir R. Pierse, K.C.B., C.B., D.S.O. (left), who on Dec. 19, 1943, was announced commander of all combat units of the R.A.F. and U.S.A.A.F. in S.E. Asia (known as Eastern Air Command A.O.C. C-in-C Bomber Command Photo, British Official: Crown Copyright ....... Articles Inside: ... Our Roving Camera Comes Back to London ..... Along the Battle Fronts by Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Gwynn, K.C.B., D.S.O. ..... 5th Army Land at Nettuno 30 Miles From Rome - While from the S.E. our Main Forces Hit Hard ..... The War at Sea by Francis E. McMurtrie ..... Royal Navy Rides Supreme in Northern Waters ..... Australia's Allied Works Council in Swift Action ..... Vast Tasks of Australian Civil Construction Corps ..... Britain's Colonies in the War: No. 1 - Nigeria ..... Columbite from Nigeria Makes Warplane Steel ..... Bessarabia Has Its Problem for the Allies ..... Govorov's Guns Break Nazi Leningrad Line ..... Pacific Stronghold Bases Japan Must Defend ..... Views & Reviews of Vital War Books: 'Bushido' By Alexandre Pernikoff - Reviewed by Hamilton Fyfe ..... Allied Action and Cool Ingenuity in New Guinea ..... New Zealand Warhawks in Guadalcanal Jungles ..... We Are the Flying Eyes of the Heavy Guns ..... Such is the Harvest Now Reaped by Italians ..... I Was There! ... Eye Witness Stories of the War - How We Landed on the Beaches of South Rome - At Cape Gloucester We Crashed Our Way Ashore - Our Submarine Chased and Fought Ten Enemy Ships - They Used Glider Bombs Against Our Convoy ..... Our Diary of the War ..... The War in the Air by Capt. Norman Macmillian, M.C., A.F.C. ..... Where Hawker Typhoons Take Shape and Grow ..... Spitfires at Casablanca Fly from Crate to Battle ..... Editor's Postscript

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