Today I'm offering for sale Two WWII Era Life Magazines dated January 27th, 1941, and February 22nd, 1943. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, our nation went into high gear to defend our country and our freedom. Life Magazine also felt the same way and made it it's #1 job to keep the citizens of America well informed on how the war was progressing and the effect it had on every family who had a serviceman fighting for our country. Listed below is description of each magazine and it's condition:
1. Dated January 27th, 1941, Volume 10, Number 4; 88 pages; Featured on the cover is the pretty Pamela Churchill holding her blue-eyed baby Winston Churchill II who is the latest grandson and namesake of the British Prime Minister; Stories include---Ex-Ambassador Kennedy Urges U.S. to Stay Out of War--Americans Learn How to Salute--British Attack at Bardia Falls--First U.S. Troops Embark to Newfoundland--See America in Government Murals--Curling the Old Scottish Ice Game--the Hit Movie "Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, and more.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in good+ condition, very clean. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. There is light wear and stress along the spine, minor chipping at the top of the spine, and a ¼” tear at the bottom of the spine. There is minor edge wear, a ¾” tear at the bottom back edge, a small water stain at the top left back corner, and crease marks at the bottom right front corner and the bottom left back corner. *Inside pages: There is a very light water stain at the top right corner of the last two pages.
2. Dated February 22nd, 1943, Volume 14, Number 8; 112 pages; Featured on the cover is First Lieutenant Carl D. Schubach of Zanesville, Ohio, looking through the oblique view-finder of his K-3B aerial camera; Stories include---American Planes Bomb Japan Bases--A Mighty German Army Wallows in Defeat--U.S. Soldiers at Oxford--Women in Lifeboats--Housewife and her Aprons--Medicine the Stader Splint--a full page ad showing the Movie "The Pride of The Yankees” starring Gary Cooper--and another fantastic ad featuring packs of the candy Life Savers marching off to War; Both magazines are filled with war related ads that are really quite neat.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in good+ condition, very clean. The inside pages are in good+ condition, very clean and bright. *Covers: There are two 1 ¼” tears at the top staple and two ½” tears at the bottom staple of the front cover; There are two ¼” tears at the top and bottom staples of the back cover; There is surface wear to the front and back covers, minor edge wear, minor chipping along the right front edge and the left and bottom back edges, a tiny tear at the left back and bottom edges, rubbing to the back cover, and a tiny crease mark at the bottom right front corner. *Inside pages: There is minor chipping along the top edge of the first three inside pages, minor chipping along the right edge of the first 7 pages, chipping along the right edge of three of the inside pages, and minor chipping along the right edge of the last 5 pages.
The Life Magazines that were published just before WWII and through the 1940’s are the most sought after magazines ever published because they showed what The Greatest Generation went through and how they sacrificed everything in order to keep America free. God Bless America and The Greatest Generation!!!
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