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The Illustrated London News (ILN) Magazine, June 26 1954 - Photo Finish at Ascot
The Illustrated London News & Sketch Ltd, 1954. Pages 1069-1112. Features: Wonderful colour-illustrated Guinness ad inside front cover features Mad Hatter lunch party; Nice one-page ad for Benson & Hedges shows scene aboard a passenger aircraft; Nice one-page Martini ad; Photo finish at the Royal Hunt Cup between Chivalry and King of Tudors; How the photo-finish camera works; Photos of the Queen at Ascot on the final day of the meeting; Revolutionary uprising and rebel invasion in Guatemala - photos of its capital and rival leaders, Colonel Jacobo Arbenz Guzman and Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas; Men's singles battle at Wimbledon Centre Court between J. Drobny and J. Arkinstall; Wonderful two-page photo montage of Male and Female competitors at Wimbledon, including number one seeds T. Trabert and Miss M. Connolly; Review of "V-2" by Walter Dornberger - with photos of German rockets; One-page photo portrait of Billy Graham; Repairing the Sir John Dill Memorial in Washington; The Westland Sikorsky S-55 six-passenger helicopter - photos and cutaway drawings; Two-page photo of the opening of the Royal Ascot Meeting with the Queen being driven down the course in open landau; Royal Photos at Ascot; Blundell's - a Great English Public School; Works by prehistoric animal artists newly discovered in the 'red desert' of southern Tripolitania; Photos of personalities of the week, including King Saud of Saudi Arabia with King Hussein in Jordan, Dr. Nkrumah of the Gold Coast, Miss D.S. Leather, and the Duke of Kent's car accident; Australian J.M. Landy beats Roger Bannister's recent record with a time of 3 mins, 58 seconds in the mile run; Photo of the American Carrier "Bennington" en route to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for repairs after an on-board explosion killed 102; First international sidecar event in the Manx T.T. motorcycle race since 1925 - won by Eric Oliver on a Norton; Nice one-page ad for the Daimler Conquest Saloon; Colour ad for Firestone Tyres inside back cover; Nice colour-photo ad on back cover for B.O.A.C. shows luxury dining in flight aboard a Stratocruiser; and more. Moderate wear. Unmarked. A sound vintage copy. Magazine
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