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    Modern Wonders [v6, #145, February 24, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Fantastic Dream Comes True · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 4 · Floating Barricades of Death Guard Our Shores · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · Electricians Turn Prospectors · Anon. · ar; Station WGU Schenectady, New York, 1940?
    • 7 · Germany Murdered Helpless Natives · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 8 · Secrets of Nazi Naval and Air Bases · Anon. · ar; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood
    • 10 · What Planes Can America Offer Us? · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · March of the Robot Army [Part 2 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 13 · One Man against an Army of Billions · Anon. · ar
    • 14 · Fifty Years of Moving Pictures · Anon. · ar Christian Science Monitor 1940
    • 16 · White Knights of the Sahara · Anon. · ia




    Modern Wonders [v6, #148, March 16, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Artillery of the War Birds · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · Spies in the Enemy Camp · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Spiders Spin Web of War · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · Man Beats Nature in the Arid Desert of Colorado · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · Royal Italian Navy · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Kenneth M. Sibley
    • 10 · The Art of Rifle Shooting · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · March of the Robot Army [Part 5 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 13 · Planes Break-Up in Mid-Air · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 14 · Bulgaria · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 16 · Mechanical Horse · Anon. · ia



    Modern World [v1, #1, Mar 23, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Death Lurks Under the Sea · Professor J. B. S. Haldane · ar (r); Keeping Cool, Chatto & Windus, 1940.
    • 4 · “Mosquito Patrol” · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Crack R.A.F. Fighter Squadrons at the Ready · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · Steam Engines Are Two Thousand Years Old · E. H. Hull · ar
    • 6 · Sailors After Prize Money · Anon. · ar (r); Sunday Guardian, Trinidad, 1940.
    • 7 · France Has a German Army · Pierre Leroux · ar (r); Express and Journal, Adelaide, 1940.
    • 8 · Empire Stands to Arms · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle
    • 10 · Movie Stars of the Battlefields · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · Secret Defences Trap Nine Lurking U-Boats · Stanton Hope · ar
    • 12 · Target Planes Make Better Gunners · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 13 · March of the Robot Army [Part 6 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 15 · Germany’s Concrete Roads Were Built for Her Army · A. E. Wynn · ar
    • 16 · Guns That “Welcome” the Nazi Raider · Anon. · ia; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood


    Modern World [v1, #2, Mar 30, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Suicide Squad · Anon. · ar
    • 3 · Pictures out of Germany · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · British Armour Plating Defies Fiercest Attack · Prof. A. M. Low · ar
    • 4 · The Paper miracle · Alan Duncan · ar; condensed from Nottingham Evening Post, 1940.
    • 5 · Weygand - Saviour of Warsaw · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 6 · When the Earth’s Crust Cracks · Anon. · ar
    • 7 · Boys Behind the Guns · Anon. · ia
    • 8 · Light Guns Heavy Guns · Anon. · ia; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood
    • 10 · Camouflaged Monsters Guard Our Shores · Anon. · ia
    • 11 · Hitler Could Never Shell London · David Le Roi · ar
    • 12 · Ballistics - Science That Leads to Successful Battle Training · Anon. · ar
    • 13 · March of the Robot Army [Part 7 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 15 · Don’t Worry About Rationing · Anon. · ar; condensed from National Home Monthly, USA, 1940.
    • 16 · This Is What They Carry · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle


    Modern World [v1, #3, Apr 6, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Bridges Built in Minutes for Britain’s Marching Armies · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · I Watch the R.A.F. Bombing · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 5 · Press Cameraman Under Fire · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · Is Science Advancing · Prof. J. B. S. Haldane · ar (r); Keeping Cool, Chatto & Windus, 1940.
    • 6 · Railways and the War · Anon. · ar
    • 7 · Army That Fights Without Guns · B. Andrews · ar
    • 8 · New Nazi Hornet’s Nest · Anon. · ia; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood
    • 10 · Keeping the World “Up to Scratch” · Anon. · ar
    • 12 · New Invisible Light Beats Blackout · Anon. · ar
    • 13 · March of the Robot Army [Part 8 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 15 · Hitler’s Artillery Is Not so Good! · Prof. H. W. Miller · ar (r); Express and Journal, Adelaide, 1940.
    • 16 · Destroyers of the French Navy · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle


    Modern World [v1, #4, Apr 13, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Canada’s War Birds Stand Ready · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 4 · Hospital for U-Boat Victims · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Firemen Climb Ropes with their Toes · Oscar Marcus · ar
    • 6 · Innocent of a Crime - Saved by Mechanical Detective · Anon. · ar (r); Queen’s Work, 1940.
    • 6 · Butter Is Gold in Tibet · Anon. · ar (r); National Geographic Bulletin, Washington, 1940.
    • 7 · What Makes a Dictator? · B. Tunbridge · ar
    • 8 · With the B.E.F. on the Western Front · Anon. · ia; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood
    • 10 · Guns Fired by Coal · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · March of the Robot Army [Part 9 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 13 · Truth About Gas Attack · David Le Roi · ar
    • 14 · North Sea Battle Zone · Bernard Hogben · ar; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle
    • 16 · Royal Air Force Postman · Bryan S. McCann · ar


    Modern World [v1, #5, Apr 20, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Most Destructive Weapon of the War · Kenneth L. Waters · ar
    • 4 · War Shadows Over the Desert · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Britain’s Fishermen Answer Back · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · Lonely Outposts in the War News · Anon. · ar Grit Story Section 1940
    • 6 · How Tulips Ruined a Nation · Anon. · ar The Commonweal 1940
    • 7 · Specials Are 160 Years Old · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · Security Patrol · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle
    • 10 · “All Star Drama of the Skies” · Harry M. Davis · ar
    • 12 · Twin or Single Engine Fighters? · Anon. · ar
    • 13 · March of the Robot Army [Part 10 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 15 · Secrets of the Machine Guns · Anon. · ar
    • 16 · War Leaders · Anon. · ia


    Modern World [v1, #6, Apr 27, 1940] (2d, 16pp, cover photo)
    • 2 · Can We Colonise the Antarctic? · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 4 · French Undesea Navy · Anon. · ar; condensed from Candide, Paris, 1940.
    • 5 · Will the War Crush Our World · Anon. · ar; condensed from Express and Journal, Adelaide, 1940.
    • 6 · Kite-Camera · Anon. · ar
    • 7 · Secret Weapons · Lord Strabolgi · ar
    • 8 · Battleship of the Future · L. Ashwell Wood · ia; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood
    • 11 · March of the Robot Army [Part 11 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 13 · Will We See Stratosphere Bombers? · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 14 · Uniforms and the Man · Anon. · ar
    • 15 · “Cobber” - Britain’s War Ace No. 1 · B. Andrews · ar
    • 16 · Remotely Controlled Gun Turrets · Anon. · ar



    Modern World [v1, #8, May 11, 1940] (2d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · The War Horse Is Not Yet Dead · Geoffrey Hutton · ar
    • 2 · Scandinavia - Storehouse of Europe · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 3 · G-Men Are Crack Shots · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · Battle Training in “No-Man’s Land” · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Is the World Growing Warmer? · Prof. N. N. Zubov · ar (r); Japan Times and Mail, 1940.
    • 6 · Mercantile Marine at War · Bryan S. McCann · ia; illustrated by Kenneth M. Sibley
    • 8 · March of the Robot Army [Part 13 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 9 · Ships That Shun the Searchlights · Stanton Hope · ar
    • 10 · History of the Tank · Anon. · ia
    • 11 · Faroe Islands · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · Fighting Words · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · Nursing in India · B. H. · ar; condensed from The Australian Digest of World Reading, 1940.
    • 11 · Wearing Masks · Anon. · ar
    • 12 · Aircraft Rescue Work · Anon. · ia


    Modern World [v1, #9, May 18, 1940] (2d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · Parachute Troops Are a Failure · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 2 · Kiruna - Hitler Wants Iron Ore from these Swedish Mines · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 3 · War Hits Whales · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · World’s Best Little Army · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Is the Diesel Tomorrow’s Engine · Anon. · ar; condensed from Christian Science Monitor, 1940.
    • 6 · American Military Aircraft · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle
    • 8 · March of the Robot Army [Part 14 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 9 · Cleaning Up the Calendar · Anon. · ar; condensed from La Gazette, Brussels, 1940.
    • 9 · Dogs on War Service · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · Bombed Homes Rebuilt in a Day · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · Sealed in Space - Aboard a Bomber · Noel Mitchell · ar
    • 11 · China Built a “Maginot Line” · Anon. · ar; condensed from Franciscans in China, 1940?
    • 12 · Small Craft of the Royal Navy · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Kenneth M. Sibley


    Modern World [v1, #10, May 25, 1940] (2½d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · Air Gunners’ Front Seat in War! · Leonard Engel · ar
    • 2 · Munitions from your Waste Paper · Anon. · ar
    • 3 · Oil · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · Be Your Own Weather Expert · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Locating Big Guns · Dr. Frank Thone · ar
    • 6 · Empire’s Other Navies · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Frank Norton
    • 8 · Scientists Build Our Forests · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · His Majesty’s Lions · Anon. · ar; condensed from The Toronto Star Weekly, 1940.
    • 9 · World of Tomorrow · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · March of the Robot Army [Part 15 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 11 · What Did They Do in 1914? · V. E. C. · ar
    • 11 · War That Lasted 200 Years! · Anon. · ar; condensed from British Legion Journal, 1940.
    • 11 · Saudi Arabia in the Grip of Modern Progress · Anon. · ar
    • 12 · “Dead Reckoning” Navigation in Wartime · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle


    Modern World [v1, #11, Jun 1, 1940] (2½d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · Turkish Allies Stand Firm · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 2 · They’re Tough - These French Colonial Troops · Anon. · ar
    • 3 · Robot Bombers - The Truth! · David Le Roi · ar
    • 4 · Finding Names for British Warships · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · They help Fire-Fighters Save Money · B. Charles · ar
    • 6 · Alternative Motor Fuels in Wartime · Anon. · ia; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood
    • 8 · March of the Robot Army [Part 16 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 9 · Speed · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · Blimping with the Neutrality Patrol · Anon. · ar; condensed from Our Navy, 1940.
    • 11 · War Changes Our Habits · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · Cables Under the Atlantic · Anon. · ar
    • 12 · Mountain Guns · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Kenneth M. Sibley


    Modern World [v1, #12, Jun 8, 1940] (2½d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · We Can Never Be Starved Out! · Anon. · ar
    • 2 · Twin-Barrel Gun as New Weapon · Anon. · ar
    • 3 · Air Force That Never Flies · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · Power That Lights the World · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · War of Posters · Anon. · ia
    • 6 · Beating the Blitzkrieg · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle
    • 8 · Coneculture · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · Maginot of “The Line” · George Renwick · ar; condensed from The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 1940.
    • 9 · King Albert’s Heroes · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 10 · March of the Robot Army [Part 17 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 11 · Greenland · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · Putting Volcanoes to Work · Anon. · ar; condensed from the Adelaide Chronicle, 1940.
    • 12 · Nazi Sources of Supply · Anon. · ia


    Modern World [v1, #13, Jun 15, 1940] (2½d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · Battle of the Juggernauts · Bernard Hogben · ar
    • 2 · Railways Under Our Feet · Anon. · ar
    • 3 · Our Tanker Fleet Grows Bigger · Donald Buchanan · ar; illustrated by Laurence Dunn
    • 4 · Egypt - Guardian of Suez · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Big Guns of the Air · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · The French Navy · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Patrick Nicolle
    • 8 · Army Has Its Own Travelling Workshops · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · Beach of Diamonds · Anon. · ar
    • 9 · The Science of Tactics · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · March of the Robot Army [Part 18 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 11 · Atlantic Hot Water System · Anon. · ar; condensed from Allers Familj Journal, Stockholm, 1940?
    • 11 · Echoes Trap U-Boats · Desire Papp · ar; condensed from Paris-Midi, 1940
    • 11 · When an Elephant Dies · Anon. · ar; condensed from the Australian World Digest of Reading, 1940.
    • 12 · Putting Oceans Wealth to Work · Anon. · ia


    Modern World [v1, #14, Jun 22, 1940] (2½d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · Navy Guards the Mediterranean · Stanton Hope · ar
    • 2 · Wonders of Modern Surgery · A. P. Luscombe Whyte · ar; condensed from Evening Standard, London, 1940.
    • 3 · Britain’s Future Air Aces · Bryan S. McCann · ar
    • 4 · Solder’s Badge Reveals Enemy Secrets · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · Winning the War with Wheat · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Nazis Use Alternative Railway Guages · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · The Wounded in War · Anon. · ia; illustrated by L. Ashwell Wood
    • 8 · Communications Under Fire · Anon. · ar
    • 9 · Is Flight to the Moon Possible? · Anon. · ar; condensed from New York Journal and American, 1940.
    • 10 · March of the Robot Army [Part 19 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 11 · Perfumes from Coal · Anon. · ar; condensed from The Du Post Magazine, 1940?
    • 11 · First Parachutist · Anon. · ar; condensed from L’Air, Paris, 1940?
    • 11 · How It Works · Anon. · ia
    • 12 · Weight-Lifters of the Sea · Anon. · ia; illustrated by Kenneth M. Sibley


    Modern World [v1, #15, Jun 29, 1940] (2½d, 12pp, cover photo)
    • 1 · Destroyers Bear the Brunt · Anon. · ar
    • 2 · Blitzkrieg in Action! · Anon. · ar
    • 3 · Boundless Frontiers of Science · Anon. · ar
    • 4 · Nazi Murder Film used to Paralyse Neutrals · Anon. · ar
    • 5 · Who’s Fit to Drive a Car · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · The Fifth Horseman · Anon. · ar The New York Times Magazine 1940
    • 8 · Wonders of the Spectrum · Anon. · ar
    • 9 · Holland’s Downfall - Fifth Columnist Treachery · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · March of the Robot Army [Part 20 of 25] · A. J. Murray · sl
    • 11 · Albanian Horsemen Give Place to Cars and Railways · Anon. · ar
    • 11 · How It Works: The Vertical Lift Bridge · Anon. · ar
    • 12 · Automatic Rifles · Anon. · ia


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