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The Illustrated London News 1934
- February 23rd - After a long illness Sir Edward Elgar, our greatest composer,
died at his Worcestershire home - 'Land of Hope and Glory'
- Illustrated London news February 24th
- April 30th - Chancellor Dollfuss made Dictator of Austria. He is only 4
feet 11 inches but very energetic!
- May - Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in Louisiana (Bank
robbers come folk heroes "Bonnie and Clyde"
- June - Venice meeting between Hitler and Mussolini
- June - Wimbledon, Fred Perry form Stockport, Cheshire wins mens singles.
He goes on to 34, 35 and 36. he also captained 4 successive Davis cup victories
- August 19th - After the death of President Hindenburg, Hitler became President
and Chancellor of Germany by referendum , rivals were eliminated in "Night
of the long knives"
- August 29th - Prince George became engaged to Princess Marina of Greece
- September 22nd - Gresford Colliery, near Wrexham, mining disaster .
More than 200 men lost their lives
- September 26th - The Queen Mary launched at Clydebank
- October 7th - Fierce fighting in Spain crushed Catalonian bid for independence
- October 9th - King of Yugoslavia assassinated in Marseilles
- December 1st - The Purges in Russia begin after murder of Stalin's associate,
- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in the film The Gay Divorcee
- Later this year Mrs Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee and friend of
the Prince of Wales, was presented at Court
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- The Last Emperor of China, who is to be enthroned as the first emperor of
- Nearly Ruined by earthquake, ancient Nepal,
- the ex-Kaiser at Doorn House,
- Wookey Hole Cave,
- First male Bongo seen in Europe,
- world’s largest liner (King George V) entering the largest Graving
- drawings by Blampied, Hall of Darius,
- World famous stones, Jonker Diamond.
- The great double record boat race,
- London’s first “labour government,”
- the L.C.C.,
- pelicans in Albania,
- Ghost towns of Nevada,
- Bonar Law College,
- British Naval exercises,
- world’s greatest stamp collection,
- Chinese painting,
- Karamojong of Uganda
- Prince George’s engagement to Marina,
- British centre for Motor less flight at Sutton Bank,
- pedestrians in danger from motor vehicles,
- Princess Marina,
- Longwood, and Napoleon,
- The Beaver People,
- 2-page colour of the concourse - Johannesburg’s new rail station,
- the second cover which is the burning of the "Morro Castle" at
the end of a pleasure cruise.
- 1. 2 pages showing the interior of the "Morro Castle".
- 2. The Fascist demonstration and the anit-fascist counter demonstration
in Hyde Park.
- 3. The Nazi party rally at Nuremberg: The massing of the S.A.
4. 3 pages. Saturnian Nightscapes. Saturn's rings as seen from its satellites.
5. The new Tell El Amarna discoveries.
6. double page drawing of Akhetaten showing the temple, palace, records office
7. Royal Braemar: The Highland gathering in Princess Royal Park.
8. double page decorative chart to show the scene of the "America's Cup"
9. Pages 395-398 missing.
10. "Learning to Fly" by Rudolf Balogh.
11. "Junks" by Kyozo Hayashi
Full page ads for Rolls-Royce, Johnnie Walker, Union of South Africa, Whitbread's
Pale Ale, On His Majesty's Service and Schwe
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