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The Illustrated London News 1947
Events of this year in the Illustrated London News
- January 1st - British Coal Mines were nationalised
- January - Brought 14 foot snowdrifts and icebergs off the Norfolk
coast. The sea froze at Margate. London temperatures went down to
-9°C Britain ground almost to a halt with the harsh winter
- January 25th - Al Capone, American gangster, died aged
- February - The power crisis was so bad in the UK The Prime Minister Clement
Attlee announced on the radio "an emergency of the utmost gravity" and appealed
to everyone to conserve fuel. Factories closed because of power shortages,
people at home went to bed for warmth
- July - The announcement of the engagement, from Buckingham
Palace of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
- June - The milk allowance was reduced to 2½ pints (1Litre) per week,
newspapers were cut to 4 pages only
- June 5th - General George Marshall proposed plan for European recovery
- August 15th - British India ended and the Dominions of India (Hindu)
and Pakistan (Muslim) came into being
- August 24th - Opening of the first Edinburgh Festival
under director Rudolf Bing
- September - Meat ration was cut again, holidays abroad were banned and
motoring for pleasure was banned
- November 13th - Hugh Dalton resigned as Chancellor over budget leak
- November 20th - HRH Princess Elizabeth (21) married Lieutenant
Philip Mountbatten, her dress was Ivory with a Tulle veil by Norman
Hartnell.(died 2003) The BBC covered the occasion in 42 languages
- British Atomic pile setup at Harwell
- The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
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Miscellaneous News of the Week
A Coal saving advert!
- A man-made Snow Storm in Oregon, U.S.A. - New Science of Weather Control?
- full page
- Three pages of photos to celebrate PRINCESS ELIZABETH reaching 21 years
old. - Christening in 1926 with DUKE and DUCHESS of YORK; At 2 years old in
1928 with her nurse; At 3 years old in 1929 'LILLIBET' at a party; Age 5 in
1931 as a bridesmaid; At 6 in 1932 on a rocking horse with PRINCESS MARGARET;
At 7 in 1933 at a Scottish Fete; Age 10 in 1936 visiting the miniature village
of BEKONSCOT; At 12 in 1938 on board the Victoria and Albert; Age 13 in 1939
in a swimming costume; Age 7 in 1933 outside a Welsh cottage Y BWTHYN BACH
with PRINCESS MARGARET; Age 11 in 1937 with PRINCESS MARGARET at the Coronation
of their Father; Age 11 in 1937 with a dog at GLAMIS; At 13 in 1939 with a
pony in WINDSOR GREAT PARK; In 1947 on horseback with her mother the QUEEN
standing by; In 1947 in her sitting room in BUCKINGHAM PALACE
- Two 1/2 page photos of the Royal Visit to PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA; The Royal
Family surrounded by BOER WAR Veterans with the magnigicient UNION BUILDINGS
in the background; The KING speaking from a dias in CHURCH SQUARE, PRETORIA
on his visit of March 29-31.
- 1/3 page photo of the KING opening the 6th Parliament of SOUTHERN RHODESIA
on April 7th, in the SINGLE CHAMBER of PARLIAMENT HOUSE, SALISBURY
- PRINCESS ELIZABETH wearing the diamond spray brooch given to her by RHODESIAN
schoolchildren. PRINCESS ELIZABETH with H. NICHOLLS and R.G. NORTON
- Full page print of a drawing by G.H. DAVIS of the FAIREY GUIDED MISSILE
- Britain's first radio-controlled projectile from the FAIREY AVIATION COMPANY
- KING CHRISTIAN of DENMARK
- CROWN PRINCE FREDERIK of DENMARK
- LORD and LADY MOUNTBATTEN with MAHATMA GANDHI
- HENRY FORD [Ford Motor Co.] died aged 83
- Centre-fold double page print from a Railway painting by TERENCE CUNEO of
The New Types of L.N.E.R. Locomotives in the Paint Shop at Doncaster. Still
being painted by hand. Featuring the new PACIFIC Type, a 150 ton engine and
a standard passenger locomotive. Includes CISSIE the Paint Shop cat!
- Two pages of article and photos of HELIGOLAND, the Island Fortress and bird
sanctuary, prior to the proposed demolition arranged for April 18th.
- Centre-fold double page of prints from drawings by CAPTAIN BRYAN DE GRINEAU.
Showing a proposed Flat Site at BLACKHEATH that already houses pre-fabricated
houses - The fine GEORGIAN Building, COLONNADE HOUSE; The PARAGON erected
by the L.C.C. in BLACKHEATH; Fine old houses in ST. GERMAIN'S PLACE - 1/2
page; SOUTH ROW opposite the Pond - 1/2 page; The Georgian PARAGON majestic
- Full page of photos of a TEXAS-OKLAHOMA Tornado; - HIGGINS, TEXAS, 24 dead;
WOODWARD, OKLAHOMA, 100 dead; 4 rare photos of a tornado; 2 more views of
the devastation at WOODWARD, OKLAHOMA.
- Photo of a bust of LOUIS PASTEUR; Opening of the LOUIS PASTEUR Exhibition;
Apparatus used by PASTEUR.
- HARALD WIESMANN being cross-examined in the PRAGUE PEOPLE'S COURT
- New 'Lie Detector' or Electro-Encephalograph at IMPERIAL COLLEGE of SCIENCE,
- From the NORTHUMBRIAN PENNINES, looking across the COQUET to SIMONSIDE.
- ANN of CLEVES Jointure Grant discovered in DUSSELDORF - full page article
- Photos of paintings on Exhibition in America, which had been looted from
HOLLAND and recovered by the U.S. ARMY - Showpiece by GERRET HEDA; View of
Haarlem by JACOB VAN RUISDAEE; Church Interior by GERRIT A. BERCK-HEYDE; A
Young Tourist by THOMAS DE KEYSER; Couple in Interior by PIETER CODDE; Ice
Fishing by ARENT A. CABEL; Westerkerk, Amsterdam by JAN VAN DER HEYDEN; 'A'
Tobacco by JAN JANSZ VAN DE VELDE the THIRD; The Peahens by REMBRANDT; 'Juno'
or The Eavesdropper by NICHOLAS MAES; Winter Landscape by ART VAN DER NEER;
Jacob de Graeff by GERARD TER BORCH
- MICHAEL REDGRAVE and RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH [As the small boy!] in the film
The Man Within.
- JOSETTE DAY, M. RAIMU, and FERNANDEL in the film La Fille du Puisatier -
KING SIX Cigars
FOUR SQUARE Tobacco
CONWAY STEWART Pens
- Munitions ship exploded in Texas City, a port on the Gulf of Mexico. The
resulting fire caused further explosions in the Monsanto chemical plant, and
it took several days to bring the situation under control. The number of dead
was estimated at between 400 and 700.
- Nash houses of Regent's Park Terraces, as they appeared in 1947
- Demolition of Heligoland, the German military and naval stronghold.
- The Royal Family in an open carriage with crowds on the street, at lunch
at the Guildhall with the Lord Mayor Of London,
- Democratized Japan,
- Germanys food shortage and the British Sector of Berlin,
- Thomas Mann, drawings of Nash Terraces Regent Park
- illustrations of rocket in the stratosphere
- Air crashe at LaGuardia aiport, New York,the accident occured when a Skymaster
overran the runway at LaGuardia and burst into flames with the loss of thirty-nine
- The same thing happened in woodland near Bainbridge, Maryland) they both
invovled Skymaster aircraft. s, and the latter when a similar aircraft crashed
into dense woodland at Bainbridge from a height of 6,000 ft. All four crew
and forty-nine passengers were killed.
- Centenary of Radley College, Oxford,with several illustrations of everyday
- 'American news in pictures from both sides of the Atlantic', reflecting
the special relationship between Britain and the USA after the war.
- Wimbledon finals Mens Champion J.Kramer and Ladies Champion Margaret Osborne
- Third test England v South Africa at Old Trafford.
- Giant flying boat, the short-saro Shetland,
- Railton-Mobil Special in which John Cobb was to attempt to break his own
world land-speed record 368 mph.
- Whitehaven mine disaster in which 104 miners lost their lives. The article
has pictures of anxious relatives waiting for news, rescue workers, and of
the three men who made a 'miraculous escape' (James Weighman, John Birkett,
and Daniel Hinde). Seven others were eventually rescued.
- Giant assembly halls at Filton, near Bristol, where the Brabazon airliner
(the largest plane ever built in Britain) was to be assembled
- Feature illustrated story concerns John Cobbs attempt
to smash the land speed record of 400 Mph on the Bonneville Salt flats of
Nevada. Photos include his car, "The Railton Special," with cobb
standing along side and another of the car in motion making the speed record
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