1915 THE SPHERE Newspaper SOLDIERS LETTER Maps MATANIA ARTIST RMS Falaba (4970)

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Eighteen pages ( 36 sides) of a weekly issue of:

THE SPHERE

DATED 1915

A publication similar to The Illustrated London News. 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:

' Bengal Lancers Returning After the Capture of Neuve Chapelle ' full front page Drawn by Fortunino Matania from Material Supplied by a Soldier Who Was Present at Neuve Chapelle. Shows the soldiers with war trophies being carried back speared to their lances

' The Secondary Battery of HMS Vengeance ' photograph on front advertising cover which is worn and age browned with handling tears to edges.

' The Late Lord Rothschild ' info. Nathan Mayer Rothschild

' The Hon. Lionel Walter Rothschild The Successor to the Peerage '

' French Women Honouring the Graves of Dead British Soldiers ' putting flowers on the graves

Three Illustrations/cartoons produced in a German Newspaper: ' An Opportunity for Skill - - - In Aegir's Workshop - - - The Guard of the North Sea '

' Pathetic Memorials of the Battlefield - Letters and Photographs Picked Up on Belgian Battlefields and Found on the Dead Bodies of Soldiers ' full page photograph showing the letters, notes and photographs which were (according to the caption article) picked up by local people and handed over to Mr Page Gaston, an American, who was the first English speaking person to make a survey of the battlefields around Mons... They would have been distributed officially to relatives so far as is possible.

' How the Steamship Falaba was Torpedoed by a German U-Boat Whilst the Boats Were Being Slung Out ' full page rawn by Cecil King from photographic material supplied. Shows the German submarine on the surface and the S.S. Falaba of Liverpool beyond, with small boats being lowered from the ship etc.

' HMS Vengeance Attacks the Forts on Both Sides of The Dardanelles ' a double page Drawn by Cecil King From Sketches by an Eye Witness.


' Phoenix Park, Dublin - Review of the Nationalist Volunteers '

' Map - The First Authoritative Map of the Escape of RMS Ortega from the German Cruiser Dresden in the Vicinity of Strait of Magellan, South America ' it shows an account of the Ortega's escaped marked on a chart by Captain Kinnier the master of the ship, himself. The map shows Hanover Island - Contreras Island - Vidal Group - Staines Peninsula - Piazzi Island - Smyth Channel - Cambridge Island - Hunter Island. Also the places are marked where various confrontations, anchorage etc occured. Info. Douglas Reid Kinnier.

' Miss Muriel Thompson - First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps ' Sleekburn

' Brighton Seafront - The National Guard of The City of London Volunteer Corps Assembled Along the Seafront '


' A Telegraph Detachment of French Engineers Repairing Telegraph Lines near The Western Front ' full page from a photograph


' A Diagrammatic Map - How the Field Telephone Service is Worked by the Allies Along the Western Line ' drawn by G. Bron, the map gives the positions of various ramifications branching out from the main exchange to the various positions, outposts and the headquarters etc

' A Guarded French Telephone Hut'

' Soldiers Telephoning in a Trench '

' Belgian Army Telephone Operators at Work in the Trenches '

' A Hidden French Telephone Den in a Ditch '

' An NCO in a Trench Receiving a General Call from the Base '

Full page including explanatory text below


The German Occupation and Administration of Belgium:

' Dr von Sandt the Chief German Administrator of Occupied Belgium and His Administration: Privy Councillor (PC) Major von Lumm - Captain of Horse (CoH) von der Lanken - Dr von Sandt - PC Captain Mehlhorn - PC Dr Bittmann - Prince George von Sachsen-Meiningen - Councillor Lieutenant Kempf - Dr Felix Somary - PC Lieutenant Bornhard - CoH Bucking - Bnak Manager Lieutenant Gutleben - CoH Count Harrach - Acting Councillor von Radowitz - Admin Councillor Captain von Wussow - Admin and Governent Surveyor of Buildings Degener - Bank Manager Dr Schacht - Councillor of Justice Schauer - PC Capt. Pochhammer - Lieutenant Baron von Stein - Asst. Judge von Friedberg - Asst. Judge Schaffer - Herr Schotthofer - Dr Ried - Lit. Dr Hutten - Dr. Boninger - Lt. Honigmann - Counillor of Justice Trimborn - Herr Georg Behrens - Admin. Councillor Loblich - Privy Councillor Bruciner - Public Prosecutor Lieutenant Bluhme - CoH Prince zu Ratibor und Corvey - Burgomaster Lt. Von Loebell - PC CoH Kaufmann - Herr Treutler - Dr Lohmayer - Consul Dr Asmis - Asst. Judge Dr. Reuthner - Professor Rathgen

' The German Occupation at Brussels - The First Sitting of the Brussels Military Medical Commission in the Great Senate Hall of the Belgian Parliament Building ' group photograph shwoing approx 50 men incl. Surgeon General Dr Stechow - Privy Councillor Professor Dr Pannwitz

' Brussels German Soldiers Quartere in the Cour D'Appel of the Palace of Justice' full page. It shows the soldiers resting, lines of washing hanging out, and their guns in racks running down the centre of the hall, with an allegorical design painting or frieze by Jean Delville high up on a wall above the entrance door.


A double page entitled The Great Bend in the Western Firing Line, Where the Germans are Nearest to Paris: Special "Sphere" Maps:

' Diagrammatical Map: The Bray to Ribecourt Sector in the Western Firing Line in Which the Trenches Bend Due East - Where the German Line Runs Within Fifty Three Miles of Paris ' positions named on the map include: German Line - German Supply Centre at Nesle - German Railway Centre at Ham - German HQ at St Quentin - Peronne - Rosieres - The French Position at Beauvraignes - Fresnieres - German Position at Lassigny - French Position at Melieoq - Janville - German Supply Centre at Noyon - La Fere - Ribecourt - Miel - Chauny Railway Centre - German Position at Laon. Plus rivers, railway lines etc. Plus two inset sketches: Roye: Germans marching Past the Burning Church - - - St Quentin: German Troops Resting Round the Monument of Freedom

' Diagram Map - How the French Attacks Checkmate any German Thrust on Paris '

' Key Map Showing Section of the Western Line Nearest oto Paris '

' Bodies of German and French Soldiers on the Field at a Battleground at Champien near Roye ' from a sketch by Professor Hans von Hoyek special Artist for the Illustrirte Zeitung.

' Bodies on the Corner of a Street from a Sketch by Hans von Hoyek '

' A German Attack Over the Railway Embankment near Chaulnes ' drawing by Professor Wilhelm Barth

' Scene Outside the Credit Lyonnais at St Quentin ' from a sketch by Hans von Hoyek

There is an article on the page describing the maps etc


' The RAMC Behind the Western Firing Line - Conveying Wounded into a Convent ' double centre page Drawn by Christopher Clark from Personal Description shows wounded being moved indoors by nurses, doctors, medics, assisting the Royal Army Medical Corps.

' British Sixty Pounder Guns of the Royal Garrison Artillery Camouflaged with Trees, etc. in a French Valley ' double page

' Men Operating A 4•7 Naval Gun on a Field Mounting ' plus four other photographs of the gun being transported/used etc


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

' Captain B. C. Sparrow - 39th Garhwal Rifles '

' Captain W. S. Montgomery - 6th Liverpool Regiment - Son of Hugh Montgomery of Bromborough '

' Captain J. Dixon - 2nd Middlesex Regiment ' - info. James, Son of Mr. J. Dixon, of 7, St. Albans Rd., Kensington, London.

' Captain E. C. Gates - 13th London Regiment - son of Mister Percy Gates of London County Council ' - info. Eric Chasemore Gates

' 2nd Lieutenant D. H. Gotch - Worcestershire Regt. Artist Rifles, Reive '

' 2nd Lieutenant H. A. W. Bausire - 1stBattalion Royal Fusiliers '

' Lieutenant J. C. Steel - 1st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders '

' Lieutenant F. A. Sutton - 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment '

' Lieutenant R. P. Bates - 2d Battalion, Devonshire Regiment '

' Lieutenant H. G. Mathieson - 3rd London Regiment - Killed on His Twenty Seventh Birthday ' - info. Herbert Gerard Mathieson

' Lieutenant N. Donaldson - Royal Field Artillery '

' 2nd Lieutenant C. H. Kirkaldy - 1st Seaforth Highlanders - Son of Thomas Kirkaldy '

' Lieutenant W. A. Burges - Royal Irish Rifles '

' 2nd Lieutenant C. E. Cumming - Royal Field Artillery '

' Major J. S. Ward - Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (late Rifle Brigade) ' info. John Simeon Ward Son of Richard Ward and Louisa Edith Ward

' Captain H. R. S. Pulman - 3rd Battalion, London Regiment - Member Westminster City Council ' info. Harry Robert Sauve, husband of Rosa Pulman, of Fryth (Frith), The Common, Great Berkhamstead.

' Commander H. C. Carr RN - HMS BAyano - Son of John Carr of Newcastle on Tyne ' - info. Henry Cecil Carr

' Captain A. V. Makant - 5th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment - Son of J. W. Makant of Bolton '

' Lieutenant Colonel G. B. Laurie - 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles ' info. George Brenton Laurie of Nova Scotia, author, husband of Florence, father of George, Blanche, and Sydney Vere Vere-Laurie Laurie


' The English Battle Cruiser HMS Lion Being Torpedoed by Our (German) Craft and Damaged by Our Salvo-firing ' from a Drawing by Professor W. Stower in the "Illustrirte Zeitung" of Leipzig


Page entitled Naval Notes: Weight of Broadside Discharges Compared- Two photographs, and two diagrams:

' Ten German Shells Against Ten British, Showing the Difference in Weight ' diagram drawn by G. H. Davis

' Camera Pictures from the Fleet on Guard in British Waters ' two photographs

' Eight to Ten - Discharge of Earlier Dreadnoughts Compared with German Vessels of Same Period ' drawn by G. H. Davies

' The Memorial to Laurence Irving and His Wife Mabel Hackney in the Walker Theatre, Winnipeg '

' Regimental Badge Brooches fro Messrs Wilson and Gills - Royal Sussex Regiment - Coldstream Guards - Army Service Corps Badge '

' A Manchurian Railway Accident Caused by Guerrilla Robbers in Northern China '

' The Headquarters Staff of the 90th Bus Company '

' 1915 SIzaire Berwick Town Carriage ' car

' Touring in Norway with a BSA Car '

' Wolseley Cars on Active Service in Flanders '

' A Smart Shirt of Luvisca the New British made Fabric ' fashion sketch by "Amie"

' The Sphere and Tatler Permanent Carbon Enlargements ' half page advert with coupon

' The British Boy and His Clothes - Peter Robinsons of Oxford Street ' youn oy with his British bulldog

Debenham and Freebody Tripple Ninon Night Wrapper - advert

' Turkish Baths at Home from J. Foot and Son ' advedrt

' Norvic Shoes for Ladies - Style No. 80 ' advert

' Michelin Map of the British Isles ' full apge advert

' Goodrich Tyres ' advert

' Country Life Smoking mixture ' advert


Back Cover showing four adverts in blue and red. The cover is a little worse for wear with browning and age yellowing and holed along top border area, it is also becoming detached along spine:

The Swan Fountpen - the advert bears the Royal Mail stamp (genuine George V One Penny Stamp) for the posting of the two copies of The Sphere to its original owner Mr G. Slatham of Rock End, Wellington Road, Matlock Bank, Matlock, this address is handwritten in ink

' Colgate's Ribbon Dental Cream 'Sleekburn

' Smith's Glasgow Mixture Tobacco '

' Carters Reclining Chair '

Inner front advertising cover: ' Sanitas Disinfecting Fluid - - Foots Adjustable Rest Chair ' etc.

 

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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:

A Letter to the Evening News from a Soldier in the Trenches - "One of the Most Stirring War Documents We Have Seen" - an extract from the soldiers long letter reads: .......... We have grown so used to parcels of "comforts", to letters to "lonely soldiers", to anxious enquiries as to what could be done for our welfare, to gigantic relief funds, to subscription lists for hospitals and horse doctors, for woollen clothes and wooden legs, for socks and cigarettes, that we have all believed the first thought in the minds of "Home" was for the men of the Army and Navy. We thought that everyone and every class were just aching to help us to finish the war, to see us safe home again. We have known that we and the war have cost millions of money, but because we were always willing to give our lives and our limbs for the country, we believed that the country was ready for any sacrifice of money or convenience to back us up. And then suddenly we discover that it isn't so; ...........and so it goes on!

The Great European War Week by Week

Germany's War - Poem published in Germany 6 August 1914

The Guard of the North Sea - Poem published in Germany

Relics of the Battlefield - caption article on letters etc found after the battles - approx 120 words

Sinking of the SS Falaba - caption article approx 130 words

The Escape of RMS Ortega from the German Cruiser Dresden near the Magellan Strait off South America

How The Field Telephone Service is Worked on the Western Line - with mention of Lieutenant A. A. Jayne RE Assistant Traffic Manager of Telegraphs and Telephones

The German Occupation and Administration of Belgium

The Western Firing Line (Western Front)

How the Germans Won the Battle of the Dogger Bank by Rear Admiral Meurer - this is an article from a German publication

A Few Days Ago - A Random Chronicle by V. V. V.

A Literary Letter "You Never Know Your Luck" by CKS Clement King Shorter

Womens Sphere by Olivia

Arrangements for the Comfort of Our Blinded Soldiers and Sailors

Motoring by R. P. Hearne Sleekburnc. 1004

CONDITION/DIMENSIONS

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.This is an original USED newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. For a Birthday or anniversary etc please ask.

"Info.” in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is for my own research and is not necessarily in the newspaper text.It measures 395 x 285 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches). The outer advertising cover is grubby with handling marks and tears, the inside is reasonable for the age with handling/age marks and a few border edge tears Some of the pages are loose and the staples are rusty leaving witness marks. The images, maps, sketches etc vary in size. 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 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 The Graphic issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

Quotation or speech marks in my descriptive text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "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 4970 Sorry, this item has been SOLD
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