The Illustrated London News, Saturday, June 4, 1949: Scenes in Little Known Afghanistan


Pages 757 - 792. Features: Cover photo of Princess Elizabeth unveiling panels added to the Royal Artillery Memorial to commemorate gunners killed in the war 1939-1945; Page of photos illustrates the revival of an ancient English craft neglected since the middle ages - mead-making in Cornwall; Photo of Miss Anne Crawford naming "The Capitals Limited" train; The Gen. Assembly of the Church of Scotland - The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in Edinburgh; Photos of South Africans playing Jukskei; Review of "Burma's Icy Mountains" by F. Kingdon-Ward; Royal scenes of Ulster welcoming the Princess and the Duke of Edinburgh; Photos of captured Russian train in Berlin; Personalities of the week include Sir Cyril Radcliffe, Lord Greene, Mr. John McCloy, Lord Hazlerigg, Gen. J Lawton Collins, Mr. David Bruce, the Earl of Strathmore, Gen. S.H. Van Spoor, Gen. Shanker Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, Mr. S.M. McCready, Queen Mary, Miss Frances Stevens, Michael Wilding, Anna Neagle, Herbert Wilcox, Lord Leverhulme, Miss Jane Wyman, and Sir Lawrence Olivier; Greece and the Russian Plan - article by Cyril Falls; Photos of bandits being hunted in the mountains of Sicily; Photos of Royal occasions in London and Venice; Photos of the Chelsea Garden Show; One-page photo illustrates sailing race in King's Reach taking place in the heart of London for the first time in more than 100 years; Two pages of photos illustrate life in the little-known mountain kingdom of Afghanistan, including photo of the reigning King, H. M. Mohammed Zahir Shah; Photo of Field Marshal von Rundstedt who was released from military custody at Hamburg on May 26; Photo of Gerhard Eisler going free - the German born communist leaves Bow Street Police Station after the US application for his extradition failed; Photo of the West German Republic being signed into being; Photo of "unbeatable" machine which plays X's and O's; Article on the oldest skull yet found in France - a discovery which revises theories of human evolution; How Prof. Dorothy Garrod found the Fontechevade skull; Lovely one-page colour ad for Robinson's Lemon Barley Water; Nice colour ad for Imperial Leather Cologne on back cover. Complete and unmarked with moderate wear. A sound vintage copy.

Title: The Illustrated London News, Saturday, June 4, 1949: Scenes in Little Known Afghanistan

Author: Bryant, Arthur; Trewin, J.C.; Squire, Sir John; Falls, Cyril; et al

Categories: Magazine Back Issues, History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Illustrated London News: 1949

ISBN Number: B014E19KI8

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Good

Type: Magazine

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller ID: 338h0963

Keywords: The illustrated London News, Saturday, June 4, 1949: Scenes in Little Known Afghanistan Cover photo features Princess Elizabeth unveiling panels added to the Royal Artillery Memorial to commemorate gunners killed in the war 1939 to 1945; Page of photos illustrates the revival of an ancient English craft neglected since the middle ages - mead-making in Cornwall; Photo of Miss Anne Crawford naming "The Capitals Limited" train; The Gen. Assembly of the Church of Scotland - The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester in Edinburgh; photos of South Africans playing Jukskei; Review of "Burma's Icy Mountains" by F Kingdon-Ward; Royal scenes of Ulster welcoming the Princess and the Duke of Edinburg; Photos of captured Russian train in Berlin; Personalities of the week include Sir Cyril Radcliffe, Lord Greene, Mr. John McCloy, Lord Hazlerigg, Gen. J Lawton Collins, Mr. David Bruce, the Earl of Strathmore, Gen. S.H. Van Spoor, Gen. Shanker Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana, Mr. S.M. McCready, Queen Mary, Miss Frances Stevens, Michael Wilding, Anna Neagle, Herbert Wilcox, Lord Leverhulme, Miss Jane Wyman, and Sir Lawrence Olivier; Greece and the Russian Plan - article by Cyril Falls; Photos of bandits being hunted in the mountains of Sicily; Photos of Royal occasions in London and Venice; Photos of the Chelsea Garden Show; One-page photo illustrates sailing race in King's Reach taking place in the heart of London for the first time in more than 100 years; Two pages of photos illustrate life in a little-known mountain kingdom - Scenes in Afghanistan, including photo of the reigning King of Afghanistan, H. M. Mohammed Zahir Shah; Photo of Field Marshal von Rundstedt who was released from military custody at Hamburg on May 26; Photo of Gerhard Eisler going free - the German born communist leaves Bow Street Police Station after the US application for his extradition had failed; Photo of the West German Republic coming into being; Photo of "unbeatable" machine which plays X's and O's; Article on the oldest skull yet found in France - a discovery which revises theories of human evolution; How Prof. Dorothy Garrod found the Fontechevade skull in France; Lovely one-page colour ad for Robinsons Lemon Barley Water Nice colour ad or Imperial Leather Cologne,