The Sunday Times magazine - Armistice & VJ Day cover (5 June 1966)
The Sunday Times magazine - Armistice & VJ Day cover (5 June 1966) Fair condition - there are stress tears around staples - front cover is very yellow around edges due to age and there is some bending to the top corner of pages throughout - yellowing to edges and some light foxing to pages inside
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT TODAY'S DATE
Between the end of the first world war and the beginning of the second, there were 7601 days. Between the end of the second world war and today there are 7601 days too. We have now drawn level with the 20 years of uneasy peace that separated November 11, 1918 and September 3, 1939.
This week, we trace the flavour of the two periods: the troubled peace of 1918-1939, the troubled peace of 1945-1966. We end with the great unanswered question: such as this peace is, can we make it last?
7 page feature
PORTRAITS OF OUR PAST
Full-page photo from 1926, 1936, 1946 and 1956 (with interesting quotes from each year)
FASHION - "A skirt for all seasons"
4 page photos of fashion from the 1920s to the 1960s
MEMOIR OF A TIME OF SHAME - 2 pages
Double-page black/white photo of Adolf Hitler addressing some 100,000 storm troopers in 1936
HEADLINE HITTERS - Small black/white photo of athletes, prima donnas, prodigies, prophets... who have captured our interested over the last half-century
2 page small photos
BRINKSMANSHIP AND THE BRINKMEN - We look at some past/present threats to our peace and the men in whose hands our future rests
2 page photo feature
Full-page advertisement pages:
- Barcadi and Coke
- Ride Regent
- Nivea creme
- BOAC VC10
- "Embassy: the best in smoking"
- Raleigh RSW 16
- Prestige kitchen tools
- Philadelphia cream cheese spread
- Terylene ("Terylene" reaches the heights)