1915 THE SPHERE Newspaper War Nurses ISONZO Luigi Cadorna Lt Col BIRCHALL (4080)

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War Nurses ISONZO Luigi Cadorna Lt Col BIRCHALL Bersaglieri

nineteen pages ( 38 sides) of a weekly issue of:


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 Dardanelles and HMS Inflexible - A Sailor Rescuing a Wounded Comrade, Carrying Him Down the Rungs of the Ladder of the Mast - a front page Drawn by Philip Dadd from a Sketch by a Naval Officer a caption article describes the scene

Three Soldiers of the Bersaglieri Regiment Leaving St Peters Rome After Attending Mass - photograph on front outer cover with Sphere banner above, along with adverts below - there is a small part of the bottom corner missing.

Madame Bertha Trost Who Was Deported - info. She was originally from Potsdam and was deported by the Foreign Office as an undesirable alien

A cartoon entitled Exhibit A Drawn by Rollin Kirby for the New York World, a satire on the attempts to placate American opinion

Photograph of a postcard entitled Den Kampf um den Suezkanal - however the caption article states it is in fact a picture of the Kiel canal

Map: The French Fighting Line - showing areas from Aix Noulette, Lens, Bouvigny Boyeffles, Down to Roclincourt, Maroeuil etc

Map: The Birtish Positions From Festubert Along the Aubers Ridge

Double page entitled War Scenes from Italy - six photographs:

A Soldier Writing a Letter Home Before his Departure to the Front - resting against a wall

Italian Troops Marching Through the Streets

Italian Volunteer Cyclist In His Neat Uniform Holding His Bike

Sisters, Mothers and Sweethearts Walking With The Troops Through the Streets

Rome - A Motor Transport Lorry Passing the Base of the Coliseum

A Company of Royal Guard Carry Their Banners Through the Streets Before Going to the Front

The Italian Campaign, Where the Fight for Trieste Takes Place Along the Rocky Isonzo - five photographs and one map:


Isonzo River - A Gorge

Monfalcone and The Ridge Beyond

Near Caporetto -Valley of the Isonzo

A Bridge on the Wocheiner Railway Through the Isonzo Valley, A House inthe Foreground - info. The Solkan Bridge on the Bohinj Railway

Map: A Birds Eye View of the Isonzo Valley - a pictorial relief map showing the chief points of the Italian advance into Austrian territory. Places shown on the map include Carnic Alps - Italian Frontier -Villach - Caporetto - Monte Nero - Wocheiner Lake - Assling Junction - Klagenfurt - River Save - Veldes - R. Idria - Selva di Ternova - The Eastern Frontier of Italy The Line of Advance - Cormons - Gorizia - Aidussina - Sesana - River Isonzo Palmanova - Terzo - Laguna di Grado - Monfalcone - Miramare - Trieste - Oorto Primiero - Mouth of the Isono River - Porto St. Andrea - Servola. Plus descriptive annotations to describe the advance etc.

Page entitled Austria's Mountain Railway: Along the Eastern Italian Frontier - three photographs and a map:

Commandeering Horses and Mules Along the Way

Italian Girl Scouts Decorating Sodiers with Flags

Italian Soldiers Resting by the Wayside

Map: The Wocheiner Railway From Assling to Trieste Which Serves the Fighting Front in the Isonzo Valley - a map showing Maglern, Arnoldstein, Assling, Radmannsdorf in the north, down to Trieste, Aquileja, Palmanova, Cerbignano in the Southern. Cover territory inbetween such as Gorizia, The Route of the Railway, Selva di Ternova, Udine, Mount Maggiore, Tolmino, Volaria, Trenta, Mangart, Rivers, Tunnels, etc

Full page entitled Between Italy and Austria: Scenes Along the Boundary Line - four photographs:

The Konigsspitze of the Eastern Alps - info. Königspitze, Ortler Alps, South Tyrol, Province of Sondrio

The Tonale Pass From the Trentino Side - info. Passo del Tonale

The Iron Cross on the Summit of the Grossglockner

Two Mountaineers on the Summit of the Gross Glockner

Belgium: Sleekburnc.

Before and After the Bombardment: The Grand Place, Diksmuide - two photographs. info. Dixmude

Map: A Computation of the Damage in Belgium During the Early Stages of the War - it shows Ypres, Antwerp, Dinant and the major towns, cities of importance with the cost in GBP of the estimated damage including the Floods

Southern Flanders: New Belgian Soldiers at Gun Drill Practise - With the Modern Villas and Houses Behind

New Trained Belgian Soldiers Marching Through a Town

Double page entitled How the Inhabitants of Dinant Live Among the Ruins of Their Shattered Town - six photographs:

Dinant - A Little Shop Open For Business in the Ruins

In The Main Thoroughfare of Belgium's Pompeii

A Shop Open for Trade Among the Debris

Traffic Running Over The Restored Bridge at Dinant

The Streets Cleared and Swept in Dinant - a view of the streets and river from above

A Shelter Erected inthe Remains of a Big Business House

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

Captain M. A. F. Cotton - 6th City of Lodndon

Captain R. J. Ford - 2nd Worcestershire Regiment

Captain R. E. English - North Somerset Yeomanry

Captain F. H. Beaufort - 2nd Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry

Captain R. C. G. Du P. Le Blond - Rifle Brigade

2nd Lieutenant N. E. Lawrie - 13th London Regiment - info. Norman Ernest son of John and Elizabeth Lawrie, Reston House, High Park Rd., Kew Gardens, Surrey.

2nd Lieutenant A. C. Clarke - 4th Leicestershire Regiment Aged 18

Captain D. W. Pollock - 4thWorcestershire Regiment

Lieutenant G. D. Lomax - 3rd Welsh Regiment

2nd Lieutenant H. E. Pinhey - 3rd Dukie of Cornwall's Light Infantry - Of Hudson Heights, Quebec, Canada

Lieutenant R. Bernard - Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Lieutenant H. C. Pecker - 1st Royal Scots

2nd lieutenant weinberg 4th black watch

Lieutenant W. E. Pollard-Urquhard - 1st Royal Sussex Regiment - Killed in India

Lieutenant F. R. Thackeray - 2nd West Riding Regiment

Lieutenant O. Clinton-Baker - 1st Royal Irish Rifles

Major A. Roddick - Essex Yeomanry - slight damage to photo but not affecting the face

Major H. M. Finch DSO - 2nd Royal Berkshire Regiment - damage to photograph affecting the face

Major A. H. Festing CMG DSO - Royal Irish Rifles

Lieutenant Colonel F. C. France-Hayhurst - 4th Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Russian Poland - A Detachment of Austrian Cavalry Entering a Village - full page Drawn by Philip Dadd From Material Supplied - there is a hole in the bottom of the picture

Women as War Nurses:

In St. Thomas's Hospital - A Nurse Tending the Wounded

At Ypres - A Nurse with a Recovering Canadian

The Hospital in Blenheim Palace - group photograph including Miss Amy Munn the Matron - there is a hole in the middle of the photograph not affecting the lady but affecting one of the men

A Military Hospital in Petrograd Russia - A Sister Attending to A Wounded Soldier

Paris - A Nurse with Some of the Patients in The American Hospital

Calais - The Hospital Sohie Berghelot, Lady Lethbridge and Another Nurse

Paris - Madame Ida Rubinstein as Nurse - info. famous Russian actress

A Patient and Nurse in the Canadian Hospital in France

Paris, The Astoria Hotel Hospital - A Nurse and Patient

Paris - A Group of Midinettes at a Bedside Demonstration - group of student nurses, I'm presuming, crowded around a patients bed

A Hospital Organised by the Landlords of Warsaw - group photographs of doctors and nurses in a hospital

General Count Luigi Cadorna the Commander in Chief of the Italian Armies - a full page portrait style drawing by Fortunino Matania - there is a caption article gibing a short account of his life etc.

The Ebba Fishing Boat of Esbjerg Saving the Crew of a German Taube Which Crashed into the North Sea - Drawn by Montague Dawson - a double half page with text below , it shows the two Germans clinging on to their crashed taube floating in the water, the Ebba fishing trawler sends out a small boat to pick the two pilots up.

Double page entitled The Charge of the 4th Canadian Battallion at Ypres in The Face of Murderous German Shell Fire:

Lieutenant Colonel Birchall, Carrying, After an Old Fashion, A Light Cane, Cooly and Cheerfully Rallied His Men, and at the Very Moment Fell Dead at the Head of His Battalion - Drawn by Christopher Clark from Material Supplied - showing the group of men advancing with fixed bayonets, and their commanding officer falling dead, the rest of the men continuing to push forward - info. Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Percival Birchall - the page is loose and has staple witness marks to the centre

Page entitled Scene at Gorlice in West Galicia After the German Advance - three photographs:

Cars of the German General Staff Waiting for the Generals to Return from the Battlefield

Between Dunajec and Wisloka - A Staff Officer With Binoculars Watching Shells Being Dropped on the Naphtha Wells at Gorlice

Gorlice - Calling of the Roll, with Germans Massing on the Outskirts of Gorlice After the Battle

German Troops with Machine Guns Ambushing a Russian Cavalry Squadron in Glaicia ' a drawing by Frederick Vezin for a German weekly newspaper

Map - The Situation at Przemysl - the map shows the battle lines, Jaroslau - Przemysl - Fredropol - Nowe Miasto - the railway lines, with annotations giving information on the attacks etc

Map - The Situation of the San - the map shwos thee battle lines, Jaroslau - Javorov - Pruchnik - Przemysl - Reive -Krukienice - Rodzisco - etc

Full page advert for The Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd. Foundation

Fashion: An Evening Frock - Dainty River Frock in Coton Voile with Hat - two fashion sketches

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Mellins Food for The Baby - half page advert

Linen Tailor Shirt from Debenham and Freebody - fashion sketch by Beatrice Spiller, advert

Harrods Forks and Spoons - advert

Mappin and Webb Solid Silver Tea Service - advert

Rubber Grip Suspenders advert

The Union Jack Club London - A Group of Wounded Australian Heroes Outside the Club

Specimen of the Lorry Being Manufactured by the Rover Company for the Government

A Napier Transport Lorry Which Has BEeon on Active Service and Used in the Retreat at Mons

The SUnbeam Adjustable Front Seat

Sir Frank Bowden

Lea and Perrins Sauce - advert

Glaxo Baby Food - full page advert on back cover tinted in red and blue - the back cover bears the Royal Mail stamp (genuine George V One Penny Stamp) for the posting of The Sphere to its original owner Mr G. Slatham of Rock End, Wellington Road, Matlock Bank, Matlock, this address is handwritten in ink, probably by the newsagent


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 - The Offensive at Hebuterne - - - The Struggle in Galicia

The Italian Campaigne Along the Isonzo

Austria's Mountain Railway



Women as War Nurses

A Literary Letter - In Praise of Thmases by CKS - Clement King Shorter

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

Military Aviation in France by A. S. Barrow

A caption article on the account of the charge of the 4th Canadian Battalion at Ypres and the death of Lieutenant Colonel Birchall

The Russian Retreat in Galicia by E. F. Keenlyside

Przemyśl in Austrian Hands

Womens Sphere in War Time by Olivia

Some Recent Books - Reviews of: Nationality and the War by Arnold J. Toynbee - - - Love in a Palace by F. E> Penny - - - Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore - - - Field Archaeology as Illustrated by Hampshire by Mister J. P. Williams Freeman

What to Do with German Goods: Mr Osborn tells the following excellent story in The Morning Post.....There came the other day into a little grocers shop at Chiswick on the Thames an old woman who was buying luxuries, a botle of vinegar and two-pence worth of acid drops, for her son at the front. They were to go with a lettuce and a cucumber out of a friend's garden; she was convinced that such green provender could not be procured in France. Said the man in the shop, seeing thaqt she was a daily customer: "You're late this morning, mother!"...." I only found out last night" she replied apologetically. "that me clock was a German, so I put me fist through his face." That the old lady, a mother in Israel indeed, is worth the whole fraternity of Pacifists many times over

In the Petrol World - Motoring by R. P. Hearne

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

It measures 395 x 285 mm (15.5 x 11.25 inches). This is an antique, used newspaper and is not in a new condition. Some of the pages are loose with binding witness marks. The outer cover is a little tatty with age yellowing and marking, with a bit of the bottom corner on front missing. There is some age yellowing and the staples are rusty. Some of the pages are 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 engravings 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 is one page missing (probably an advert), 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 Sphere 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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