1914 THE SPHERE Illustrated Newspaper WW1 Schwormstadt VEURNE Pratt-Barlow WESTERN FRONT (2770)

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The Sphere

Weekly Newspaper

DATED 1914

17 pages (34 sides)

This issue retains the outer advertising cover and pages.This first part of the description features a list of Images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include :-

General French and General Jofre at the Front Directing Operations from an Abandoned Farmhouse full front page from a drawing by Paul Thiriat the Special Artist of The Sphere in France

Page entitled "The Great European War Week By Week" showing seven photographs/map:

Admiral Prince Louis of Battenberg

Lord Fisher of Kilverstone GCB OM GCVO

Prince Maurice of Battenberg Aged 23 - Killed in Action

Map - The Length of the Fighting Line in France Compared with English Towns

A German War Picture - Entrenched Germans Firing on a Russian Aeroplane, ObviouslyPosed

Wreck of the Hospital Ship "Rohilla" ..

The Vagaries of War - Bullet Shown Fired from a Russian Rifle which Pierced an Austrian Soldiers Cartridge Case and Saved His Life

Military Base Hospital at Cambridge - The Open Air Treatment:

The Red Cross Ambulance with Staff Which Carries Wounded to the Open Country

Interior of the Red Cross Ambulance with staff

End View of the Military hospital Showing the Grassy Streets and Open Air Wards

Wounded Belgian Soldiers Being Cared for in the Hospital

A Car Lent by a Local Resident Leaving the Hospital for a Run in the Countryside a lady and patients sitting in the car, with others The Open Fronted Wards at Cambridge nurses and patients etc

The 42cm Guns of the German Army:

Gun Being Conveyed Through a Town in Belgium

Antwerp - Temporary Railway for a Gun

Light Field Artillery - The Long Shaped Shells Used by the Germans

A Shrouded 42cm Gun Being Conveyed in Parts on a ~Flat Railway Truck

How the Enemy is Depicting the War - Full page:

The Terrible Battle in the Forest of Argonne - from a Drawing by Felix Schwormstadt half page

IN the Trenches During a Battle at Night on the Aisne - From a Drawing by Felix Schwormstadt half page

Map - The Sea Coast End of the Great Fightin Line map shwoing Nieuport - Canal - St Georges Cappelle - Yser Canal - Schoore - Wulpen - Miel - Westen de Bains etc

Map - Fighting Area Among the numerous Canals in Norther France and Belgium shows from Grayelines along the cast to Dunkirk - Nieuport - Ostend - Zeebrugge - Heyst - An inland down to Armentieres - Roubaix - Renaix -Reive - Hazebrouck - Eekclo - Leopold Canal - L Ecluse - Knocke etc

The Bavarian Machine Gun Detachment of the German Army

Elderly Men of the Bavarian Land Reserves Decorated with Flowers Group of Chasseurs a Cheval Guarding a Bridge at the Entrance to a Village

French Motor Ambulance for Use in the Field three tiered to carry more stretchers

Bread Being Delivered to French Troops by the Waggonload - Through a French Town

Northern France - French Cavalry on the March

An Encounter Between Franch and German Soldiers Among the Coal Trucks of Lens full page "Drawn by Paul Thiriat Special Artist in France"

Behind the Lines in Southern Belgium - Market Square at Furnes (Veurne ) During Recent Fighting on the Ostend Dixmude Line in Flanders a double page photograph showing a packed market square, horses, troops, etc, The shops include: F. Vercruysse, Lobelle de Goed Koop - - - Parapluies, Chapellerie - Maison Lehouck, - - Maelstaf Schallier - etc.

A Charge of The Belgian Infantry Across a Country Road

The Sand Dunes of Belgium Sleekburnc.

Belgian Artillery On the Way to The Front, Rest in a Town

Belgian Soldiers on Guard in North France

Belgian Outpost Taking Cover Behind a Pile of Lumber

Firing the 60 PRS Guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery Against a German Position in France - The Guns firing Over Vineyards a wonderful double page draw by Christopher Clark with notes in margins to explain the picture

The Question of the Hour - Will Holland Join in the War? Dutch women in traditional dress talking in a huddle

The Hague - The Tower of the Peace Palace

The Hague - The Red Cross Hospital

Maestricht in Holland - Belgian Refugees From the Frontier District

Children From the District of Bilsen Housed in a Disused Mill in Holland half page photograph

Dutch Motor Cars and Lorries Laden with Provisionns for Belgian Refugees

Soldiers Guarding the Actual Dutch Frontier a line of soldiers with guns across a road, a cyclist in the background

Refugees Returning To Belgium To Save Their Belongings

Belgian Refugees Passing Along the Dutch Frontier

The Dutch Frontier - Refugees on a Cart With All Their Possessions

A Dutch Frontier Sentry and His Box Made of Straw Thatch

Map Showing Where the Three Countries Meet shows Utrecht in the North with Nijmegen - Gorinchem - Tilburg - Rozendaal - Antwerp - Lierre - Gheel - Maestricht - Liege - Aix La Chapelle - SIttard - Roermond - Venloo - Helmond - with railway lines and canals also marked

The Types of German Aeroplanes Flying Over France and Belgium full page showing an aerial view of German Aerodrome with people being shown the various types of planes. Also insets fo Silhouettes of planes incl. The Rumpler Taube (info. Etrich) - Jeannin Stahltaube (info Jeannin Taube) - Albatros - Aviatik

The Roll of Honour - Officers Killed in Action or In The Service of Their Country Directly Incidental to the Great War:

Captain C. Cree - Royal Field Artillery 71st Battery

Captain A. C.Magor - Wiltshire Regiment

Captain F. P. C. Pemberton - 2nd Life Guards

Catain W. Northey DSO - Durham Light Infantry

Captain F. H. Mahony - 1st Cheshire Regiment

Captain S. G. Roe - 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

2nd Lieutenant F. L. Hastings-Medhurst - Worcestershire Regiment

Lieutenant S. H. Hodges - 4th Fusiliers

Surgeon G. W. M. Custance - HMS Hawke - Son of Rev G. Custance of Bognor

Commander B. Pratt-Barlow - HMS Hawke

2nd Lieutenant J. A. MacRae - Kings Own Scottish Borderers - Son of Mister D. M. MacRae of Dumfriesshire

Lieutenant C. F. T. Chute - Royal Munster Fusiliers

Liuetenant L. R. Cumming - Black Watch

2nd Lieutenant R. F. M. Gee - Wiltshire Regiment

2nd Lieutenant Sidney Walter - Grenadier Guards

2nd Lieutenant G. Snead-Cox - Royal Welsh Fusiliers

2nd Lieutenant N. J. L. Boyd - Black Watch

Midshipman R. H. I. Chamberlayne - HMS Hawke - Aged 17 Years and Only son of Mrs Ingles Chamberlayne of The Hyde, Stow on the Wold ( info Hyde nka Fosse Manor; Rupert Henry Ingles Chamberlayne )

Major H. T. Cliff - West Yorkshire Regiment

Major Lord Charles Mercer Nairne - 1st Royal Dragoons

Lieutenant D. R. Macdonald - HMS Hawke

Info. HMS Hawke, commanded by Capt. Hugh P. E. T. Williams, was sunk while on operations in the North Sea with the loss of 523 men.

Count Leo Tolstoy - From a Painting by J. Repin shows him barefoot

Heinrich von Treitschke - from a Portrait by Teschendorf

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - From a Portrait by John Philipp

Fashion - A Pretty and Serviceable Cape Coat with Hat

Fashion - Graceful Dinner Frock

Eno s Fruit Salt half page advert

Six 24-30hp Wolseley Ambulances Supplied to the American Women s War Relief Organisation

His Holiness e Benedict s Fiat Limousine Car

M. Maurice Sizaire and His 20hp Sizaire Berwick Car on Active Service with the French Army

Crawfords Assorted Scotch Shortbread half page advert

Harrods Sterling Silver Pocket Flasks - Sterling Silver Ash Tray - Sterling Silver Menu Holders advert

Rest Gowns from Debenham and Freebod advert

Miniatures - popular with Allied Armies

Glaxo Baby Food full page colour advert showing a nurse walking in the park with a baby in pram, lady with little boy etc.


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

The Great European War - Week by Week

Military Base Hospital at Cambridge - 1st RAMC (T) Eastern General Hospital by Mr Earle Harrison - with mention of Colonel Joseph Griffiths

Fighting in the Dunes of Belgium

How Holland Regards the War - Scenes at the Hague

A Few Days Ago - By V. V. V. Keenlyside

A Literary Letter - The Theatre in War Time - by C. K. S. ( Clement King Shorter )

The Russian Spirit and The German - Tolstoy, Tritschke and Nietzsche

From the Fleet - Naval Notes

Woman s Sphere in War Time by Olivia

IN the Petrol World - Motoring Column by R. P. Hearne

Literature - Some Novels of the Hourburnc. 0711


The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 425 x 300 mm (16.75 x 11.75 inches). It retains the outer advertising cover. There is some age yellowing. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages are loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age. The photographs/images/drawings/maps vary in size.

Quotation or speech marks in my descriptive text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page.

PLEASE NOTE :- I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete as published - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there is one page missing, so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Sphere issues are applied in a yearly sequence and do not always start at number 1.

This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE that the paper banners, or mastheads vary, and the scan shown is only a representative sample.

"Info.” in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

Condition Used
Product Code SOLD 2770
Weight 0.3kg