Product code: 18Sept1915 (0932) 4Sep2019 Redone
Original Antique WW1 Newspaper THE GRAPHIC Dated 1915: Mining Tunnels on the Battlefield BREST-LITOVSK Gunboat Marmariss Sunk by HMS Espiegle on the Tigris MEAUX CATHEDRAL Trench Warfare; See main description

1915 WW1 Newspaper THE GRAPHIC


Original Antique WW1 Newspaper

DATED 1915

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, maps, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

The Front in Italy: King Victor Emmanuel and General Joffre - full front page.

German Observation Balloon.

Austrian 16inch Siege Gun.

South Africa: Railway Engine Crossing the Orange River on a Raft Type Ferry.

Grenades Old and New x3

Torquay: George V Visiting Wounded in Hospital.

Horatio Bottomley Addressing a Recruiting Meeting in Trafalgar Square.

Map of the Black Sea area entitled The Real Meaning of the New Russian Command. It shows areas around Constanza - Theodosia - Pitsunda - Trebizond - Erzroum - Diarbekr - Sinope - Urfa - Aleppo - Alexandretta - Mersina - Adalia - Rhodes - Smyrna - Dardanelles - Sea of Marmara - Bucharest - etc.

A French Dockside Factory Set on Fire by German Shells - hp (half page).

German Soldiers Plundering a Factory at Brest-Litovsk, Fired by Retreating Russians - info. Brest, Belarus - hp.

Turkish Tragedy on the Tigris, The Gun Boat Marmariss Sunk by HMS Espeigle - two photographs on a full page showing the Marmariss interior and exterior.

Meaux Cathedral and a Service of Thanksgiving for the Battle of the Marne - full page (fp).

Full page titled Teutons Who Think They are Titans:

General von Scheffer Boyadel.

Unveiling the Wooden Statue of Field Marshal von Hindenburg.

General von Linsingen with Two Staff Officers.

Count Bernstorff the German Ambassador with his American Wife, and Daughter.

Elderly German Civilians Called up to the Colours.

Dr Konstantin Dumba Austrian Ambassador Expelled from USA.

Dr Bethmann-Hollweg the German Chancellor and Ladies Unveiling the Statue.

Pages titled The Revival of Old Armour & The Devising of New Machinery:

Munitions Factory and a Man Handling a Shell Over a Lathe Type Machine - fp. showing a photograph surrounded by ornate border drawn by Harold Nelson; shows gas mask, helmet, and armour etc.

Machines in Mediaeval and Modern Times: The Catapult, Ancient and Modern - The Mortay of 1915 and 1453, Constantinople - Scaling Ladder of 1915 and Medieval - Ancient Pavise Used to Screen The Archer - The Spare-Balles Shield of French Rifleman in the Trenches - Ancient and Modern Fortress - Loopholes x2 - Crossbow Ancient and Modern. Double page (dp).

Evolution of Trench Warfare Underground Operations Past and Present: Rusian British and French Trenches - Siege of a Mediaval Fortress with Covered Ways and Trenches etc. From an Old Engraving - German and Austrian Trenches Running Through a Town etc. - fp.

Le Reve (The Dream) from a Painting by Edouard Detaille - hp.

La Realite (The Reality) Photograph of Belgian Soldiers as They Lay Asleep. Hp.

Warefare in Subterranean Battlefields on the Western Front from a Drawing by G. F. Morrell - a double page showing (part sectional) British and German Mine Chambers - Soldiers or Miners Working - Galleries - Trenches - Barbed Wire - A Sap - Trenches - Artillery Positions - Craters - Branch Mines - Machine Gun Battery - etc.

A Heavy War Horse Drawing a Big Gun Under Fire; Bucephalus Redivivus - double page Drawn by C. J. Payne "Our Special Artist in France".

The Mosquito Fleets and a Comparison Between French, British and German Torpedo Craft - fp showing three drawings of the boats by Oscar Parkes.

Modern Warfare as Napoleon and Nelson Would Have to Face - full page, three drawings by M. H. Lanos titled Mechanicalness of Modern Warfare. Napoleon in a scouting aeroplane with his telescope - Nelson in a Motor Car with a family in the back - A scene from the Battle of Trafalgar with a torpedo smashing into a war ship.

Modern and Mediaeval Armour in Warfare: MEDIAEVAL Tilting Helmet - 16th C Jack of plate - Mailed Skirt - Pott Helmet. MODERN Anti Gas Mask - Breastplate - Khaki Kilt - Trench Helmet.

The Gas Mask Made of Aluminiu and Cotton Impregnated with Hyposulphite of Sodium, Being Worn by French Soldiers Fighting in the Ruins of a Village - fp photograph.

Count Zeppelins Air Ship - double page, 11 photographs:

In Barracks.

Start of a Journey.

The Propeller.

Zeppelin Above Crowded Streets Before Dropping Bombs - aerial view with the airship part in view also.

Viewed from Below.

Count Zeppelin and His Master - in the airship with others.

Shadow of Zeppelin on the Ground, Looking Down.

Damage Done to a Zeppelin x2.

A Zeppelin in Flames in Mid Air After Being Fired by a Bomb - over half page.

The Roll of Honour - Officers Killed in Action or In The Service of Their Country Directly Incidental to the Great War - Full page showing photographs of each man:

Lieutenant George Hamilton Mee - 6th East Yorkshire Regiment.

Lt Leslie H. Osborne - 9th Lancashire Fusiliers. Info. Son of John Hall Osborne and Jane Jenkinson Osborne, of "Woodside," Kinson, Bournemouth.

Lt William John Osborne - 9th Lancashire Fusiliers - Info. poss. Brother of above, they look alike.

Lt Arthur George Wills - 9th Sherwood Foresters.

Captain G. G. Currey - 6th Yorkshire Regiment.

Lt J. W. Freer - 10th Leicester Regiment.

2nd Lt. R. Nixon Thomas - 9th Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Sub. Lt. E. Percy Farrow - Hawke Battalion RND.

2nd Lt F. P. Isaac - Shropshire Light Infantry.

Lt Harry S. Trevor - Royal Engineers.

Capt. Archibald S. Hog - 5th Connaught Rangers.

Brigadier General P. A. Kenna VC - 21st Lancers.

Capt H. R. Clayton - 1st Lancashire Fusiliers.

Lt. Allan W. Richardson - 6th Royal Irish Rifles.

2nd Lt F. G. Taylor - York and Lancaster Regiment.

Lt. R. P. Gilbanks - 6th Bordeer Regiment.

Lt Norman J. Cox - 7th Royal Sussex Regiment.

2nd Lt Gilbert Kennedy 1-6th Cameronians.

Captain J. H. Rymer - 11th Manchester Regiment.

2nd Lt. Hugh B. Gething - Royal Gloucester Hussars Yeomanry.

Lt R. K. Stirling - 5th Royal Fusiliers.

Capt. E. J. Harries - 1-7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Lt Philip J. C. Wilson - 1st Cameron Highlanders.

2nd Lt R. D. J. Brighten - 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment.

The full page has an engraved style background and borders by H. N.

A Carillon at the Front - a sketch of soldier playing a musical instrument made of spent shell cases.

Cartridges Used in the Balkan War, Compared with British Cartridges: Henry - Maertini Henry - Whitworth - etc.

Gladys Huxley and Her 15-18hp Bedford Buick Cabriolet.

Interior of Third Class Pullman Coach on the London, Brighton, South Coast Railway.


Pianola Piano - full page for the Orchestrelle Co. family scene with officers and family.

Bird's Custard.

Players Navy Cut Cigarettes.

Foot's Adjustable Rest Chair.

The Military Curve Kidfitting Corset for Ladies from Peter Robinson.

Swan Fountain Pens - 2 life size examples.

Woodwards Gripe Water. sleekburnc.

Picadilly Hotel and Louis XIV Restaurant 160 Regent Street.

Burberry Jacket and Skirt.

Lea And Perrins Sauce.

Calvert's Tooth Powder.

Grants Stand Fast and Fight On Whisky.

Pears Soap - hp.

Arrol Johnston Ltd.

Girls Smock Dress, and Infants Wicker Cot from Robinson and Cleaver.

Mothersill's Seasick Remedy.

Sizaire Berwick Car: King Albert Meets President Poincare.


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 Real Meaning of the New Russian Command Explained by Waclaw Czerniewski.

Armour etc Modern and Mediaeval - by Charles John ffoulkes FSA Curator of the Tower Armouries.

Music in the Trenches.

Godfathers of the Rifle - with mention of James Lee of Lee-Metford - Rev. Alexander J. Forsyth of Belhelvie - James Paris Lee - Remington - Paul Mauser - Henry - etc.


Motoring and Aviation by Edwin Campbell.sleekburnc.1809


This is an original USED newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. A publication similar to The Illustrated London News, The Graphic was a weekly illustrated newspaper published by H. R. Baines and Company Ltd of Tallis House, Whitefriars, City of London.

It measures 395x285 mm (15.5x11.25inches).There is no outer advertising cover but the front page is intact. There are binding witness marks to spine. The pages are loose with binding witness marks. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are NOT in colour unless otherwise stated.

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 are no other pages missing, but 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 this newspaper carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube to be sent RM Small Parcels. This is NOT a tracked service; if tracking is required, please contact for price.

The descriptive text in this listing details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. Please be aware there maybe typo/ spelling errors etc. "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 18Sept1915 (0932) 4Sep2019 Redone