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The Illustrated London News (ILN), January 3, 1953 - Cover Photo of Solo Sailor Dr. Alain Bombard / The Champollion Disaster
The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd, 1953. Pages 1-36. Features: Colour ad inside front cover for the Reed Paper Group shows new television being unpacked for family; Dr. Alain Bombard and his solo trans-Atlantic raft trip; Nice photo of Queen reading Christmas greetings by radio; Photos of aircraft including a Douglas Skystreak (D-558-2) in flight, a modified B-50 elevated with Bell X-2 below waiting to be mounted, and a Handley Page H.P. 80; Photo of mangled tail-fin of a superfortress shot-up in the Korean war, but still managed to get the crew 1,400 miles back to base; Death of the Queen Mother of Denmark, Alexandrine; Photos of personalities of the week, including Sir Robert Mansergh and the recently deceased author Miss Marjorie Bowen; Two pages of photos of the Champollion boat disaster off Beirut - rescuers, rescued and shore vigil; Photos of the new liner 'City of Port Elizabeth'; Photos of Nile River dam construction plus one-page map of the river and the scheme to increase the cultivated area of Egypt; Civil defense training with relief landscape models; Photo of remains of Douglas C.124 Globemaster which crashed near Moses Lake, USA killing 86; Photos of Mau Mau adherents being identified in Keyna; Centerfold illustration of the Vickers Valiant; Excavations are throwing light on the Phrygians and Hittites of ancient Gordion - article with many photos; Details of 1938 'Fossil Fish', the Latimeria Chalumnae - now a second specimen has been caught; Photo of Dr. Hass holding a Halavi, or guitar fish, which he caught bare-handed; Photo of dozens of cars which belonged to Egypt's ex-King Farouk; and more. Four-inch opening to bottom of advertorial coverfold, otherwise moderate wear. Unmarked. A quality vintage copy. Magazine
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