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Jayne Mansfield on the cover of Picture Post, 1950s.

American actress Jayne Mansfield brandishes a silver sword on the cover of Picture Post magazine The headlines above read 'Brendan Behan's Night Out'.

P/O Keith R Gillman of No 32 Squadron RAF was the subject of a PICTURE POST magazine cover, published a week after his loss over the Channel on 25 August 1940. Photographed at RAF Hawkinge on 29 July, the 19-year-old pilot was postred in on 10 May, flying his first operational sortie on 7 June. With an Me 109 claimed on 19 July, he failed to return from combat off Dover, being their first airman lost during the summer and autumn.

P/O Keith R Gillman of No 32 Squadron RAF was the subject of a PICTURE POST magazine cover, published a week after his loss over the Channel on 25 August 1940. Photographed at RAF Hawkinge on 29 July, the 19-year-old pilot was postred in on 10 May, flying his first operational sortie on 7 June. With an Me 109 claimed on 19 July, he failed to return from combat off Dover, being their first airman lost during the summer and autumn.

The cover of a Victory Special issue of Picture Post magazine depicting a mother and her two sons celebrating VE Day in Britain, at the end of World War II, 8th May 1945 (published 19th May 1945).

The cover of a Victory Special issue of Picture Post magazine depicting a mother and her two sons celebrating VE Day in Britain, at the end of World War II, May 1945 (published May

Prisoners-of-war being transported through Normandy : the cover of Picture Post magazine, 26th August 1944. The headline beneath reads 'Crossing the Orne'.

Prisoners-of-war being transported through Normandy : the cover of Picture Post magazine, August The headline beneath reads 'Crossing the Orne'.

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp (26.10.1920|29.5.2012) née Dunlop, b. Quilmes, nr Buenos Aires of British/Australian parents, + through her dual nationality flew for the ATA during WWII. Dunlop became a covergirl when pictured pushing her hair out of her face after she left the cockpit of a Fairey Barracuda aircraft. The shot featured on the front page of Picture Post magazine in 1944, proving women could be fearless as well as glamorous, and integral to the war effort.

Picture Post - 16 September 1942 - Front Cover - Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) First Officer Maureen Dunlop - Maureen Dunlop de Popp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The cover of the 16th February 1952 issue of Picture Post magazine featuring a photo of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900 - 2002). This issue was published ten days after the death of King George VI. Having already gone to press at the time of the announcement of the king's death, the issue was recalled so that the first half of the magazine could be devoted to tributes to him. (Photo by IPC Magazines/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The cover of the 16th February 1952 issue of Picture Post magazine featuring a photo of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900 - 2002). This issue was published ten days after the death of King George VI. Having already gone to press at the time of the announcement of the king's death, the issue was recalled so that the first half of the magazine could be devoted to tributes to him. (Photo by IPC Magazines/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)