1914 WW1 Print HMS HIGHFLYER Africa KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE Rio de Oro (97)

Product code: GW3 26 Nov 2015 (97)
£17.61

HMS HIGHFLYER West Africa Coast GERMAN SS KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE Battle of Rio de Oro



A double page titled:

"Bravo Highflyer!" - The Little British Cruiser Rids the Seas of a German Pest

DATE: c1914

Double page from a drawing specially drawn by C. M. Padday. The are also two inset photographs of the two ships. There is a caption article describing the scene off the West Coast of Africa on August 27th 1914 when the Royal Navy HMS Highflyer sank the German SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at what later became known as the Battle of Río de Oro.


On the front reverse are four small photographic images within text: The British Mediterranean Fleet Assembled at Malta Before the War - - Historic Picture of the Kaiser's yacht The Hohenzollern - - Aerial Military Photograph - - Camera in a Parachute (used for aerial photographs).


Provenance: The Great War - Amalgamated Press. c1914. The Great War series was published between 1914 and c1919.


CONDITION /DIMENSIONS

A double page print from a publication, as the date states and not a modern reproduction. Printed on good grade quality paper, it measures overall 430 x310mm (18x12inches) approx. It is printed on all sides. There is an as published fold to the centre with staple witness marks - see scan. There is a some age yellowing with handling marks to the edges. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

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Product Code GW3 26 Nov 2015 (97)