War Illustrated April 17th 1942: On such ships as this Britain’s cause depends

Here’s another piece by Haworth. Page 633 of vol 15 (part 126) shows Haworth’s drawing of a cargo steamer as well as anti-aircraft guns, liferaft and a lifeboat

This view reflects the 1950s comic Eagle which had a centrespread cutaway by Fisher, Batchelor and Ashwell Wood amongst others. Nice use of perspective to fit a whole craft on one page alongside other materials

The cover of this issue shows MacArthur and Wainwright standing tall

War Illustrated cover

War Illustrated cover

War Illustrated April 2 1942: Nazi strength at sea

“The War Illustrated was a British war magazine published in London by William Berry (later Viscount Camrose and owner of The Daily Telegraph). It was first released on 22 August 1914, eighteen days after the United Kingdom declared war on Germany, and regular issues continued throughout World War I. The magazine was discontinued after the 8 February 1919 issue, but returned 16 September 1939 following the start of World War II. 255 issues were published over the course of the Second World War before the magazine permanently ceased production on 11 April, 1947.” Taken from Wikipedia

War Illustrated cover April 2 1942

War Illustrated cover April 2 1942

I got several of these via eBay and decided before I got rid of them, I ought to keep examples of things that interested me. In this case, the artist appears a few times signs himself “Haworth“. I know absolutely nothing about him (or her!) and would value feedback. I’ll be putting more of his art on the blog. One imagines, given the nature of what his is covering, and in war time, that he might have had direct access to files that otherwise would not normally be available

Brian Lewis: All About Science #06 – Archimedes “EUREKA!”

I haven’t got All About Science numbers 3-5 so I don’t know what appeared in this feature. But here we have Lewis’ brilliant ‘comedy’ on that famous Eureka moment.

Archimedes has a wonderful paunch, that I as a middle aged (who am I kidding) man understand. In just three panels we get driven along and want to know more. I found the story engaging until I got to the science!

I’m disappointed because I don’t think the five panels are clear enough to explain the concept. A gold block (the same weight as the one that allegedly created the crown) and the crown are weighed and found to be the same. Then first the gold block goes into a full jug of water and the spillage is retained. I would then do the same with the crown and only then weigh both ‘spilages’ and find one heavier.

I’m guessing, and it i a guess, that Lewis is merely following his script. Nice last panel of the King dominating he panel and the people!

Footnote: why does it say ‘pitcher’? Perhaps international editions meant the translation had to carry across the Atlantic and ‘jug’ doesn’t mean the same