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Volume 1 - No. 4 - October 7, 1939

I Was There! - I Jumped from the Sinking

Oct1939

I Was There! - I Jumped from the Sinking "Courageous"

Exclusive to The War Illustrated is this first-hand story of the sinking of H.M. Aircraft Carrier "Courageous" on September 17. It is told by R.F.R. 1572 Marine M. Reidy, who was called up from his jo

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I Was There! - We Were on 'Courageous' When She Was Hit

Oct1939

I Was There! - We Were on 'Courageous' When She Was Hit

The first loss sustained by the Navy in the war was the sinking of the aircraft carrier "Courageous" by a German submarine on Sunday night, September 17. Below are survivors' accounts of the catastrop

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Paravanes Spell Safety in a Minefield

Oct1939

Paravanes Spell Safety in a Minefield

One of the most valuable inventions perfected during the last war was the paravane, which made it possible for ships of deep draught to pass through minefields in comparative safety. The apparatus con

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Full index of this magazine

  • Jottings from My Wartime Diary
  • Poland: The First Phase Ends
  • Poland Has Died Before - To Rise Again
  • Britain Won't Go Hungry in this War
  • Women Take Over in Paris and London
  • Winning the Fight Against U-Boats
  • The New Watch on the Rhine
  • The Lads of '39 off to the Western Front
  • 'Tiger' Gort - Commander-in-Chief, B.E.F.
  • Britain's Effort Gains Speed
  • British Knights of the Air
  • I Was There! - I Jumped from the Sinking "Courageous"
  • I Was There! - We Were on 'Courageous' When She Was Hit
  • I Was There! - 'Tommy' Lands in France Again
  • I Was There! - I Bombed a U-Boat from the Air
  • Paravanes Spell Safety in a Minefield
  • Hitler's S O S to the Jews
  • Himmler - The Man Germany Fears
  • The Soviet Plays 'Jackal to the Nazi Lion'
  • Words That History Will Remember
  • Czechs Raise Standard of Revolt
  • Our Diary of the War
  • 1939
  • It Is Said That...
  • Making the Best of a Black Business
  • Odd Facts About the War