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Today’s cover illustration, The Australian magazine Woman’s Day and Home, November 20, 1950.

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Often unintentional ironies appear in coverline clashes in magazines, but this one has also become slightly more intense with time.

A little serious insight to the reality behind being a ‘cover star’. Doug Morrison writes “Old friend Max Garroway 2nd from right. Max was in the thick of things from the start – they were dangerous times. He once said to me however the scariest bit was the return home to Japan over the sea in total darkness listening intently for any change in engine tone – he said the mind really played tricks in such conditions.”

Young men, young women, a different era.

James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.

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