Modern Wonder

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Modern Wonder
Publisher Odhams Press, London[1]
Year founded 1937
Final issue March 1941
Country Great Britain
Language English

Modern Wonder was a largely factual magazine aimed at boys and young men. It had many articles and pictures on science, engineering and warfare etc. In some of the magazines, the Flash Gordon comic strip is printed in colour on the back cover. Issues were usually around 20 pages in length, with the covers and inside two pages printed in colour. The magazine was printed in Great Britain by Oldhams (Watford) Limited, St. Albans Rd., Watford. The magazine was in "tabloid" format, approximate dimensions 36 cm x 27 cm.

The magazine (cost two pence, every Wednesday) began publication in May 1937 under the title Modern Wonder, and went through a few name changes, becoming Modern Wonders in December 1939 and Modern World from March 1940 until the magazine stopped in March 1941,[1] possibly due to wartime paper shortages in England.

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Date and Issue: April 23, 1938 Vol 2 No.49

Ocean Oil Lines Next
Amazing New Sky Birds of the British and French Air Forces
Turning Steel Into Horse Power (Double Decker Buses)
The Plane They Made a God
Copyright By Reuters
The Odd Job Patrol (The Royal Navy Can Turn its hand to all sorts of strange tasks and the Palestine Patrol certainly had its fair share of them).
King of the Clouds
The Birth of the Talkie (Colour Double Centre Page with pictures)
Posted as Missing
Criminals Caught By Chemicals
Some Models for Beginners (model aircraft)
Underground Fortifications - The Mighty Maginot Line (France)
Taking the Knock out of Petrol
Science Marches On
Britains Leading Aero Engines

Date and Issue: April 2, 1938 Vol 2 No.46

Eyes That See in the Dark.
Britain Will Make Racing History.
The Radio Newspaper.
Air Attack for Sky Birds
Specter of the Fog
Eruptions on the Sun
I Fly at 400 Miles an Hour (Aircraft)
Guard Your Brain Waves
King of the Clouds
The Kings Navy (Colour Double Centre Page with pictures)
Flood and Fire
Petrol and Rubber Models (Aircraft)
Millions Living on Wheels. The Cult of the Motor Caravan
Cannibals on the Ponds (Dragonflies)
They Ate their Coats for Dinner
Stamp Corner


  1. ^ a b "Modern Wonder(s)". Magazine Data File. Phil Stephensen-Payne, Galactic Central Publications. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 

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