(1962)

Gilberton, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gilberton Company, Inc.
Brand:
Classics Illustrated
Editing:
Roberta Struss Feuerlicht (Editorial Director); Helene Lecar (editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7" w x 10 1/4" h
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

["Come along to the days of the Civil War"] (Table of Contents)

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Indexer Notes

Order form for The World Around Us issues.

World War II (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The invasion of Poland and the start of WWII.

The Fuehrer (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Adolf Hitler; Joseph Goebbels; Winston Churchill; Benito Mussolini
Synopsis:
Hitler's rise to power.

War on the High Seas (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Attacks on naval shipping by German U-Boats.

Il Duce (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Benito Mussolini; Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
Synopsis:
Benito Mussolini's rise to power and Italy's invasion of Ethiopia.

The Conquest of Western Europe (Table of Contents)

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George Evans
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George Evans
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Adolph Hitler; French Premier Paul Reynaud; General Charles de Gaulle
Synopsis:
Germany invades Northern Europe and France. The Battle of Dunkirk saves over 300,000 soldiers in nine days.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker and William B. Jones' Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History. Formerly credited to Angelo Torres.

The Battle of Britain (Table of Contents)

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John Tartaglione ?
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John Tartaglione ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Winston Churchill; Adolph Hitler; President Franklin Roosevelt
Synopsis:
Germany wages an air war against Britain.

Indexer Notes

Possible Tartaglione are per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

Warships and Wolf Packs (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?; George Evans ?; Norman Nodel ?
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Angelo Torres ?; George Evans ?; Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The history of the battleship Bismarck and the use of packs of U-Boats to sink Allied shipping.

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Torres credits from original indexer, Evans from Saltarella, and Nodel from William B. Jones.

The Resistance (Table of Contents)

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George Evans
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George Evans
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Danish resistance fighters attack a factory making parts for German rockets.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker and William B. Jones' Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History. Formerly credited to Angelo Torres.

The Eastern Front (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Benito Mussolini; Adolph Hitler; Joseph Stalin
Synopsis:
Italy invades Greece with Germany helping. Then Germany invades Russia but is stopped on the outskirts of Moscow by the Russian winter.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker and William B. Jones' Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History. Formerly credited to Angelo Torres.

The Big Three (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Winston Churchill; Franklin Roosevelt; Joseph Stalin
Synopsis:
Short biographies of the three leaders of the Allies.

War in the Pacific (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
General Hideki Tojo; President Franklin Roosevelt; Major James Devereux; General Douglas MacArthur; Major General Jonathan M. Wainwright
Synopsis:
Japan attacks China. They then attack the United States at Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into the war. General MacArthur leaves the Philippines, vowing to return, while the soldiers captured there are forced on the Bataan death march.

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodel art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

The Doolittle Raid (Table of Contents)

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George Evans
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George Evans ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle
Synopsis:
The story of the famous Doolittle raid on the Japanese homeland.

Indexer Notes

Evans credit per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

The Coral Sea and Midway (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The battles of the Coral Sea and Midway.

Guadalcanal (Table of Contents)

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George Evans ?
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George Evans ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The battle of Guadalcanal.

Indexer Notes

Possible Evans art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

Tarawa (Table of Contents)

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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The battle for the island Tarawa.

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
General Douglas MacArthur; Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto; Admiral William F. Halsey
Synopsis:
Short biographies of the three main commanders in the South Pacific.

Stalingrad (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
General Friedrich von Paulus; Adolph Hitler; General Georgi Zhukov
Synopsis:
The battle for Stalingrad.

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Sir Alan Brooke; Karl Doenitz; General Georgi Zhukov

Lidice and Warsaw (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The Nazi atrocities of Lidice and the Warsaw Ghetto.

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodel art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

The Death Camps (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Adolph Hitler; Martin Niemoeller
Synopsis:
The Nazi atrocities of the concentration camps.

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodel art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

North Africa (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
General Bernard Montgomery; Winston Churchill; General Erwin Rommel; Field Marshall Hermann Goering; Adolph Hitler
Synopsis:
The defeat of Germany and Italy in North Africa.

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodel art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Field Marshal Harold Alexander; Field Marshal Erwin Rommel; General Mark W. Clark
Synopsis:
Short biographies of these three leaders.

The Italian Campaign (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Adolph Hitler; Benito Mussolini; King Victor Emmanuel III; Marshal Pietro Badoglio; General Mark Clark
Synopsis:
The battle of Sicily and Italy.

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodel art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

Blockbusters and Buzz Bombs (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Details on the bombing of Germany with block-buster bombs and Germany's use of Buzz-Bombs on England.

The Normandy Invasion (Table of Contents)

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George Evans ?
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George Evans ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
General Dwight Eisenhower
Synopsis:
The D-Day invasion.

Indexer Notes

Possible Evans art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

The Battle of the Bulge (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt; General Anthony McAuliffe; Lieutenant-General George Patton
Synopsis:
The Battle of the Bulge is detailed.

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodel art per Nick Caputo.Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

Victory in Europe (Table of Contents)

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Norman Nodel ?
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Norman Nodel ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Adolph Hitler; General Dwight Eisenhower; Field Marshal Harold Alexander; Benito Mussolini; Admiral Doenitz
Synopsis:
The final invasion of Germany, including the taking of the Remagen bridge and the deaths of both Mussolini and Hitler.

Indexer Notes

Possible Nodel art per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Angelo Torres.

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
General Dwight Eisenhower; Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery; General Omar Bradley
Synopsis:
Brief biographies of three war leaders.

Leyte Gulf (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Admiral William Halsey; Read Admiral Jesse Oldendorf
Synopsis:
The Allies return to the Philippines in the Battle of Leyte Gulf and destroy most of the remaining Japanese navy.

The Mainland War (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The Burma Road and other supply routes for the Allies. The Flying Tigers continue their missions against the Japanese.

War Leaders (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Admiral Louis Mountbatten; Premier Hideki Tojo; Admiral Chester Nimitz
Synopsis:
Short biographies of three war leaders.

Iwo Jima and Okinawa (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Synopsis:
The taking of the islands Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Victory in the Pacific (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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Genre:
war
Characters:
General Douglas MacArthur; Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson; President Harry Truman
Synopsis:
Kamikaze pilots are used against the American fleet. Atomic weapons are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and finally bring an end to WWII.

Crimes Against Humanity (Table of Contents)

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Angelo Torres ?
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Angelo Torres ?
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Genre:
war
Characters:
Premier Hideki Tojo; Hermann Goering
Synopsis:
The first war crimes trials are held at the end of World War II.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Order form for Classics Illustrated Junior issues. Highest Reorder Number is 572.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. World War II
  2. 1. ["Come along to the days of the Civil War"]
  3. 2. World War II
  4. 3. The Fuehrer
  5. 4. War on the High Seas
  6. 5. Il Duce
  7. 6. The Conquest of Western Europe
  8. 7. The Battle of Britain
  9. 8. Warships and Wolf Packs
  10. 9. The Resistance
  11. 10. The Eastern Front
  12. 11. The Big Three
  13. 12. War in the Pacific
  14. 13. The Doolittle Raid
  15. 14. The Coral Sea and Midway
  16. 15. Guadalcanal
  17. 16. Tarawa
  18. 17. War Leaders
  19. 18. Stalingrad
  20. 19. War Leaders
  21. 20. Lidice and Warsaw
  22. 21. The Death Camps
  23. 22. North Africa
  24. 23. War Leaders
  25. 24. The Italian Campaign
  26. 25. Blockbusters and Buzz Bombs
  27. 26. The Normandy Invasion
  28. 27. The Battle of the Bulge
  29. 28. Victory in Europe
  30. 29. War Leaders
  31. 30. Leyte Gulf
  32. 31. The Mainland War
  33. 32. War Leaders
  34. 33. Iwo Jima and Okinawa
  35. 34. Victory in the Pacific
  36. 35. Crimes Against Humanity
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin