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Original Antique WW1 Newspaper THE SPHERE Dated 1915: SUBMARINE E11 Women in Munitions GALLIPOLI Douglas Walter Belcher VC; Italian Campaign Tirol WINDHOEK Alsace, plus much more; see main description

WW1 Newspaper dated 1915 THE SPHERE



Original WW2 Newspaper

DATE 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 Crew of the British Submarine E 11 With The Commander and Two Officers Standing on the Coning Tower - full front page showing all the crew, with the officers names listed in the caption article: Lieutenant Commander Martin E. Nasmith VC - Lieutenant Guy d'Oyly-Hughes DSM - Acting Lieutenant Robert Brown DSM RNR. The caption article mentions the operations in the Sea of Marmora.

Flanders: British 4.7 Gun Rumbling Across the Centre of a Village Square - a village square scene with troops, guns etc. A shop called Boek en Steendrukkerij Eugene Willems.

French Flag Day in London - a young lady and a boy decorating a kilted British soldier with a flag.

Paris: The Sarcophagus Containing the Remains of Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle at Choisy le Roi.

Paris: The Second Funeral of Rouget de Lisle at the Hotel des Invalides - Info. a French officer who wrote the words and music of La Marseillaise.

Double page entitled Women Sign on for Munitions Work: The Women's War Procession to Hyde Park to Gain Recruits.....:

Some of the 40,000 Women Processionists Marching Through Piccadilly Circus.

The Procession Passing Through Whitehall.

New Women Munitions Workers Going to the Factory in Long Overalls and Mob Caps.

A Group of New Munition Workers Wearing Overalls and Mob Caps.

In Front of the Houses of Parliament - Beating Up Recruits, with Women Signing on For Munitions Work.

Speeches on The Embankment, London: Mister Lloyd George and Mrs Pankhurst as One Voice - there is a tear to this image, but could be repaired. The border next to the photograph has been repaired to stop any further damage..

Arriving at the Munitions Factory in Their Car - Some of the New Workers.

Double page entitled With the British Troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula - six photographs:

A Party of Turkish Prisoners Being Taken Down to the Beach by British Guards.

At Seddul Bahr - Turkish Prisoners Temporarily Confined in barbed Wire Compounds.

British Men Seated on a Disabled Turkish Gun.

General Aylmer Hunter-Weston and Two Staff Officers in a Trench.

Small Party of British Men Marching Towards Their Camp in the Heat on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

A Wounded Turk Receiving a Drink of Water From a Tommy's Little Metal Drinking Cup.

Full page entitled How Sergeant Belcher Won the VC , one photograph, one drawing and a plan:

Lance Sergeant Belcher and His Six Men Holding a Battered Breastwork With Shells Exploding Around Them - Drawn by Philip Dadd from a Personal Description.

Lance Sergeant Douglas Walter Belcher VC - 1/5 City of London Battalion - photograph.

Plan of the Position of the Breastwork, German Trenches etc..

Music in the French Trenches- An Impromptu Orchestra Behind the Sandbags - a full page Drawn by E. Matania from photographic material supplied - a cheery band of French soldiers in a trench playing violin, drum, flute, and others making do with a metal cooking pot and implement, others clapping and singing along. Their machine gun is still at the ready above the trench - info. Edoardo Matania.

The Italian Campaign in the Southern Tirol, and The Rolle Pass, Dolomites etc - five photographs and a map:

Below San Martino di Castrozza - The Path Leading to the Val di Roda with Palla die San Martino in the Background.

The Campanile di Roda with Two Chalets of the Village of San Martino di Castrozza.

Agordo - An Italian Guide, and Two Women Washing Clothes in the Fountain.

Close Up View of The Pala di San Martino.

Feltre - People Talking on the The Piazza Vittorio.

Map - The Approach Along the Val Sugana and Val Cismone to Trent and Cavalese - the map shows places such as Sarnonico, Cles, Kaltern Pellegrino, Moena, Falcade, Mount Civetta - down through Mezzo-lombardo, Miel, Val di Fiemme, Fiera Diprimiero, Croda Grande, Val d'Agordo, Feltre - down to Rovereto, Valdobbiadene etc. Also shows the lines of advance etc. Railway lines etc..

Windhoek, South West Africa:

The Railway Station at Windhoek, SW Africa.

German Farmer Travelling With His Family.

Near Walfisch Bay - A Stretch of Desert.

Man on a Horse Next to a Cactus Tree in German SW AFrica.

The Voslges and The Plains of Alsace:

French Mountain Troops in the Vosges - The Alpine Troops Holding a Trench Armed with Their Lebel Rifles - full page.

The Village of Balschweiler - French Advance Reive Guard at the Village Entrance.

Village of Masmunster.

A Cafe Restaurant at the Approach to the Tunnel near The Summit of Col de Bussang on the German Side.

The Ballon d'Alsace with the Village of Kirchberg in the Foreground.

French Dragoons in an Alsace Village.

Rannersmatt - A Man Working in the Fields.

The Cantonment of Sternenberg - Distribution of Letters to French Troops, and Men Reading Their Letters Outside the Office.

Map - Showing the Area of The Campaign in the Vosges and Alsace.

Combat in The Air - A Royal Flying Corps RFC Machine Gunner Firing on a German Biplane at a Height of 4000ft - a double page Drawn by Christopher Clark from Sketches and Description by an Eye Witness.

The Russian Soldier at the Front:

Russian Soldiers on Their Way to The Bath Train.

Soldiers After Using the Vapour Bath Train.

Men in Their Clean Underwear Outside the Bath Train.

The Contents of a Polish Church Which Were Destroyed by the Germans.

A Cossack Patrol in a Wood.

Soldiers of the Russian Artillery Making Merry - A Man Dancing to the Tune of an Accordion<p..

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

Captain G. M. Dundas Mouat - 1st London Regiment.

Captain T. A. Abbott RFA - Adjutant 1st W. Riding Brigade.

Captain J. Lancaster - 3rd Monmouthshire Regiment.

Captain A. LO. Radford - 9th Liverpool Regiment.

Captain C. J. T. R. Wingfield - King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Lieutenant G. O. Crippen - 5th South Lancashire Regiment.

Lieutenant H. G. Byng - 2nd Border Regt..

2nd Lieutenant R. B. Conduitt - 1st Seaforth Highlanders.

Lieutenant C. H. R West - Middlesex Regiment.

Lieutenant A. A. Heyland 2/5th Gurkhas.

2nd Lieutenant G. F. Cottrell - RGA Keenlyside.

2nd Lieutenant R. N. Compton-Smith - 6th Manchester Regiment.

Lieutenant G. C. Moran - 5th Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

2nd Lieutenant F. Hyland - Yorkshire Regiment.

Major C. G. M. Blomfield - 1stRoyal Warwickshire Regiment.

2nd Lieutenant C.L. St. C. Clery - 4th Liverpool Regiment.

Lieutenant N. H. Miller RNVR - Howe Battalion, 2nd Naval Brigade.

2nd Lieutenant H. E. Howell - 2nd East Lancashire Regiment.

Major H. W. G. Meyer Griffith - 3rd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Full page showing Seven Types of Rifle In Use in the Field: German Mauser - Austrian Rifle the Mannlicher - British Lee-Enfield Mark III -French Lebel.

Elisabeth, Queen of the Belgians:

Elisabeth Valerie Gabrielle Marie, The Queen of the Belgians - shows her standing at the door of the villa at De Panne.

The Queen Assisting Little Belgian Children.

The Queen Standing on the Verandah at the Villa.

On the Sand Dunes: The Funeral Procession of Madame de Page, wife of Dr de Page, A Victim of the Lusitania - Nurses Carrying Wreaths in the Procession.

The Nurses at The Queen of the Belgians Hospital - Outside the Ambulance del'Ocean.

The Original Manuscript of a Great Poem, Keats's Sonnet, reproduced from A Sentmental Library by Harry B. Smith, printed in Philadelphia.

A Suggestion for a Bridesmaid's Frock in Taffeta and Ninon - Fashion Sketch by Rex.

Regimental Badge Brooches at the Godsmiths and Silversmiths Company: Badge of 10th Royal Hussars - - Badge of King's Royal Rifles - - Badge of The Rifle Brigade.

Used for Hauling Big Guns -An American Tractor of The Caterpillar Type.

Wolseley Landaulette Car in the Via Appia, Rome.

A 9.5hp Standard Car in Shotter Village near Stratford on Avon.

Scotland - A Char-a-banc On the Road Near Skellater.


The Right Hon. David Lloyd George - Craven A Mixture Tobacco - a full page advert showing a drawing of Lloyd George by Simpson.

Aertex Cellular Clothing - half page advert.

Oliver Brooke, Staff Quarter Master Sergeant of the British Expeditionary Force - half page advert for Phosferine Remedy.

Lea and Perrins Sauce.

Goodrich Tyres.

BVD Loose Fitting Underwear from Charles G. Thorpe, 66 Aldermanbury, London.

Green's Law Mowers and Rollers.

Sir John Bennett Wrist Watch.

Gamages of Holborn, London - advert shows: A Gamages Valve Lifter - Motor Goggles - Thrum Cotton Waste - Gamage Plg (spark plug) - Special Petrol Tin Holder - New Tyre Cover.

Norvic Shoe in Coltskin.

Bull Dog - half page Beechams Pills advert showing a drawing of a bulldog.

Swan Pens.

The Bleriot Seaplane - advert for Players Navy Cut Tobacco.

Carters Self Propelling Invalid Chair, The Esego 1915 Model.

Horlick's Malted Milk Tablets - inner front advertising cover.

Ovaltine - inner front.

Lotus Shoes.

Foots Reclining Chair, The Burlington - tear to this advert.

Pears Soap - full page advert on back cover showing a grubby little girl and boy, 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. The page itself is quite grubby, with handling marks , age yellowing etc. with a small part of the bottom corner (spine side) missing.


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:

Crew of the Submarine E11 - caption article on front page.

The Great European War - The Western and The Eastern Front.

The Recruit - Poem by Bernard Moore.

Re-internment of Rouget de Lisle - caption article.

Double page on: The Women's War Procession to Hyde Park to Gain Recruits and, Women Already at Work on Munitions - - - Mr Lloyd George on the Need for Women's Help - - - How to Register - Among those that took part were... Lady Knollys, Lady Colebrooke, Lady Byron, Lady Butlin, Hon. Mrs Henley, Hon. Mrs Frederick Guest, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, Madame MArchesi, Madame Clara Butt, Mrs Flora Annie Steel - the article also mentions Mrs Pankhurst - The WSPU - etc..

Sergeant Belcher VC.

The Italian Plan of Campaign Along the Southern Tirolian Front.

Windhoek: The Captured Capital of German South West Africa - A Descriptive Account by Charlotte Cameron - full page including photographs.

Combat in the Air Over Poelcappelle at 4000ft - caption article.

With The Russian Soldier at the Front - by the Sphere's Correspondent Mr Scotland Liddell.

Rifles Used in the War.

Elisabeth Queen of the Belgians: A Personal Narrative by Mary Roberts Rinehart (approx 1500 words) - info. Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876 - 1958) was an American writer born in Allegheny City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania..

A Literary Letter: A Sentimental Library - by Clement King Shorter.

Women in War Time by Olivia - Womens column.

Motoring Column - In the Petrol World by R. P. Hearne. sleekburnc.2407


This is an original USED newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print.

A publication similar to The Illustrated London News, The Sphere was a weekly illustrated newspaper published by The Sphere and Tatler Ltd., Great New St. London EC.

Eighteen pages (36 sides). This is a used antique newspaper. It measures 395 x 285 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches). The outer front cover has a repaired tear to the bottom and small turns around the edges. Inside, there are three repairs to border edges to stop tears getting worse. Some of the pages are loose. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. The back outer cover has age yellowing/spotting (see Pears Soap advert scan). The back cover shows the original owners name and address written in ink probably by the newsagent: "Mr G. Statham, Rock End, Wellington St. Matlock Bank, Matlock". There is also a penny stamp (stamped) next to the name and address on the back cover. The images 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 (as well those stated above), 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 Graphic issues 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 me for prices. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only

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