Antwerp Retreat SCOTLAND LIDDEL War Sketches GENT GATE BRUGES Dugald Stewart Gilkison RED CROSS WAR STAMPS Petrograd NAVY SUBMARINE E9 East Prussia Hohenstein Olsztynek Poland TANNENBERG BATTLE Belgian Gunners Holding Back German Advance Antwerp
Original WW1 Newspaper
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:
Belgian Gunners Holding Back the Enemy During the Evacuation of Antwerp - full front page
The Flag That Was Flying at Antwerp - The Belgian Flag Flying from the Gothic Tower; outer front cover.
Page entitled The Great European War Week by Week:
German War Humour: The Cossack General
Queen Marie of Romania
Statue to Edward VII in Montreal Canada
German War Humour: The English Army of a Million Men - from a German weekly newspaper, a drawing of Lord Kitchener counting the number of men in his army
King Ferdinand of Roumania
Captain Gilkison of the Scottish Rifles Killed in France - showing him with his little son before he left for the front - info. Dugald Stewart Gilkison with one of his children Stewart V. Gilkison
Six War Stamps Issued by the Red Cross Society
The Defence of Antwerp - thirteen photographs within a map on a double page:
Map: Showing How the Evacuation of Antwerp Took Place
Street Scene - Refugees on a Cart in Antwerp on Their Way to Holland
Wounded Soldiers Being Carted from the Fighting Area
The Pont de Burght at Antwerp, An Escape Route for Refugees
Antwerp: A View from the Cathedral
Ostend: Belgian Soldiers in the Sea
Belgian Soldiers Crowded onto a Train as They Retreat from Antwerp
Resting at a Roadside: Belgian Soldiers
The Defence of Antwerp: British Naval Brigade Building Shelters
British Commissariat Waggons Loaded with Supplies for the Antwerp Armies
Wire Entanglements to Obstruct the German Advance
Nuns and Their Charges Leaving Termonde for Ostend - crowded onto a horse drawn omnibus style vehicle
Brussels: German Sappers Preparing Trenches to Protect the Outskirts of the City
The Retreat from Antwerp - double page showing scenes during and after the bombardment:
The Belgian Army on a Train at a Railway Crossing at Maldegem near Bruges - shows the train slowly passing a crossing with local people watching on, standing next to a house
Belgian Artillery: Soldiers Keeping in miel the Shadow of the Trees, on a Cobbled Road, To Escape Observation by Aviators
Gent Gate, Bruges: The Belgian Army Passing Through the Gate
Antwerp - Handing Down a Baby into a Tug on the Quayside
Antwerp - Crowds of People on the Quayside Leading to the Famous Boat Bridge
The Flat Country into Which the German Defensive Line Has now Extended - Termonde and Balaere with Audogen burning in the distance
Map: The Entrance to the Scheldt
Map: The Present Position of the German Defensive Line From Verdun to Antwerp
A Sad Episode After the Battle of the Marne - Two Frenchwomen in a Field Outside Barcy Laying a Tribute of Flowers To Those Who had Fallen - full page "From an Original by Paul Thiriat the Special Correspondent of The Sphere in France"
German Lines of Comunication in Belgium - Double page:
Aix la Chapelle HQ
Supply Camp at Liege
A Temporary Bridge at Vise
Bringing up Supplies by Waggon to the Front
German Post Guarding Reive the Lines of Supply in Belgium
Transport Carts Conveying Foot to the German Fighting Area
Men Resting on the Line of Communications in Belgium
Moving Troops to Guard the Lines sleekburnc.
The Forces on the Lines Feed Themselves in Certain Ways in the Surrounding Villages: Soldiers Bringing in Cows for Milking
An Accident near the Fighting Line: Motor Wagon Destroyed by a Shell
Driving in Cows for the Use of the German Troops on the Lines. Making Supplies for Local Inhabitant in Danger of Failing ...
Map Showing how Food and Supplies for An Army Corps Pass From the Home Territory Right Up to the Firing Line x2
Biplanes of the Royal Flying Corps on the Continent with a British Airship in the Background
German Lancers Chasing a French Dirigible - drawn by Anton Hoffmann
German Cavalry Patrol Making for a French Aeroplane - From a drawing by C. Barber
Anti Aircraft Guns Firing on a British Farman Biplane: German Troops in a Field - full page "Drawn by D. Macpherson from a Sketch Direct From the Front in France"
Photographs By Earle Harrison the Special Sphere Photographer in Belgium:
Antwerp: A Ward in the Military Hospital
A Lady Distributing Cigarettes Amongst the Wounded Belgian Soldiers in an Antwerp hospital
Antwerp: An Anxious Group Awaiting the Arrival of Belgian Wounded.
The Campaign in East Prussia - Photographs From Within the German Lines After The Battle of Tannenberg.
Wrecked Russian Aeroplane Being Transported by German Waggons (half this picture is on one of the missing pages).
German Sentry Guarding Approaches to a Cupola Fort.
Fierce Street Fighting Between Russians and Germans - from a drawing by W. Brandes published in Leipzig
Russian Artillery During the Defeat of Samsonovs Army - from a German artists drawing published in Leipzig
Russian Pontoons Captured by the Germans During the Batle of Tannenberg
Scenes in Petrograd and East Prussia - full page showing six photographs:
Group of People Praying for Victory in Petrograd - Others Holding Up Banners
Naval Activity in Russia - Sailors Marching Through the Streets
Russian Prisoners of War at Hohensalza Railway Station, on the Line from Thorn to Posen, Who Were Captured at the Battle of Tannenberg - info. Inowroclaw in Poland.
Gathering Together the Weapons Captured by the Germans, After the Battle at Tannenberg
Russian Weapons and Clothes Being Sorted by the Germans After the Battle
Map: The Battle of Tannenberg on 26 August - showing the Russian and German lines of advance
The Russian Campaign in East Prussia - double page showing five photographs and a map:
The Marsh and Lake Country in Which the Russian German Fighting Took Place - Lake Spirding - Johannesburg - Lake Mauer - Konigsberg - Intsterburg - Danzig - etc. from a drawing
Destroyed Railway Bridge in East Prussia...
The Old Rathhaus at Thorn - info. Torun Poland
The Burnt Out Station at Korschen Junction - photogrpah from a Leipzig newspaper. info. Korsze Poland
The Ruins of the Shelled Town of Hohenstein near the Centre of the Tannenberg Battle - men standing outside the bombed buildings. Info Olsztynek
Map: Showing the Present Position of the Germans on the Line Wihrballen Filipow Lyck, and the Position of the Russians After the Pushing Back of Germans at Suvalki and Augustovo - this map covers the double page with the photographs superimposed to the edges
How Submarine E9 Sinking an Enemy Destroyer - from a drawing by G. H. Davis
Lieutenant Commander M. K. Horton in Command of E9 Submarine
The German Commerce Destroying Cruisers - drawing showing position of British and German cruisers, large German wireless station etc
Map: Where The German Commerce Destroying Cruisers have Been Operating - showing the positions and names of ships
The Roll of Honour - Officers Killed or Wounded in Action, or In The Service of Their Country Directly Incidental to the War - a full page showing a photograph of each man:
Captain R. C. Evelegh - Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Capt A. Horne - Cameron highlanders
Capt H. S. Toppin - Northumberland Fusiliers
Capt A. K. Kyrke-Smith - Liverpool Regiment
Capt H. S. Ranken - RAMC
Capt M. Fisher - West Yorkshire Regiment
2nd Lt J. R. M. Wilkinson - Middx Regt.
Lieutenant H. J. G. Gilmour - Worcestershire Regiment
2nd Lt E. H. Tottie - Northumberland Fusiliers info. Eric Harald Tottie
2nd Lt C. C. Sills - South Wales Borderers
Capt E. F. Grant-Dalton - West Yorikshire Regt.
Colonel Ridley Boileau - Royal Engineers
Lt F. E. Buller - Royal Engineers
Lt J. C. Coker - South Wales Borderers
Lt W. E. Hill - North Staffordshire Regt.
Lieutenant M. Dease - Royal Fusiliers
Lieutenant J. C. Forsyth - Royal Field Artillery
Lt J. A. S. Mitchell - Shropshire Light Infantry
Major P. Hastings - Royal West Kent Regiment
2nd Lieutenant J. A. H. Fergusson - Highland Light Infantry
Captain R. W. Pepys - Worcestershire Regiment
A War Gift Loaded onto a Private Car at Southampton Docks for Netley Hospital: The Proprietors of Glaxo Presented Hundreds of Cases of Their Preparation to Various Hospitals Through the Red Cross Society
Johnnie Walker Whiskey - full page advert from a drawing by Leo Cheney
A Smart Tailor Made Shirt at Messrs Shoolbreds
Burberrys Weatherproof Top Coats - advert three examples of ladies fashions
The "Orlwether" Suit from Peter Robinson - advert shwoing womans outfit
New Model Fur Coat at Debenham and Freebody - advert
A Chain and Badge of Office Presented to Rev. H. Cart de Lafontaine Sheriff Elect of City of London - photograph of the chain only
Barkers of Kensington: Blouses - advert
Players navy Cut Cigarettes and Tobacco for the Troops - half page advert showing an image of Commodore R.Y Tyrwhitt RN IC First Fleet, and HMS Laertes under Tyrwhitts Command
Overcoats from Kenneth Durwardmens wear - advert
Group of Napier Chassis for the Russian Government
Motoring in the Transvaal - A 24-30hp Wolseley at Waterkloof, Pretoria - driver sitting in the car and a little boy sitting on the running board
20hp Daimler Ambulance Presented to the Red Cross by Daimler and BSA - photograph of the ambulance only
Cafe au Lait Milkmaid Brand
Morny Bath Salts - advert
Beechams Pills - half page advert
Wana Ranee Perfume of Ceylon - half page in tinted blue/brown - this advert is on the back cover and has the owners name and address in ink with a one penny stamped stamp on the picture
Colgate Shaving Stickadvert - back cover
Swan Fount Pen - back cover
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: Belgium to Britain
The Antwerp Bombardment
The Campaign in Northern France and Belgium
German Lines of Communication Through Belgium
With the Flying Men in the War
The Red Cross in Antwerp by (Robert) Scotland Liddell
The Campaign in East Prussia
Naval Notes c.keenlyside.
A Few Days Ago - By V. V. V.
A Literary Letter by C. K. S. - Some German Newspapers (by Clement King Shorter )
Woman's Sphere in War Time
IN the Petrol World - Motoring Column by R. P. Hearne. sleekburnc. 1410
This is an original antique WW1 newspaper from the date stated.
Sixteen pages (32sides). It measures 425 x 300 mm (16.75 x 11.75 inches). It retains the outer advertising cover. There is some age yellowing and handling marks. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. The back cover shows the original owners name and address written in ink prob. by newsagent: "Mr G. Statham, Rock End, Wellington St. Matlock Bank, Matlock". There is also a penny stamped stamp next to the name and address on the back cover. The images, sketches, maps vary in size.
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 the centre double page is 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 carry on from the previous issue and do not always start at number 1.This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.
"Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. The above list describes the content in my own words and not necessarily what is written on the original page.
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