1915 WW1 Magazine YPRES Kumkale Gallipoli UKRAINE Masurian Lake Poland WAR Battles TRENCHES (0300

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ORIGINAL ANTIQUE WW1 MAGAZINE dated 1915: Ypres Battle Trenches FUNERALS ZEPPELIN ATTACK CALAIS Austrian Transport Carpathians German BATTLE GROUND GALICIA UKRAINE Dardanelles Campaign Turkey KUM KALEH BATTERY Sackville H. Carden TURKISH OTTOMAN TROOPS Flanders Yser Trenches ZEPPELIN L3 FANOE DENMARK Trenches Masurian Lakes Poland


Original First World War Magazine

DATED 1915

Twelve pages (24 sides)

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, maps, drawings:

A Giant Austrian Siege Howitzer - full page from a photograph.

Ypres and The Unnamed heroes of an Unnamed Corps: Three Remaining British Soldiers Holding a Trench Against Attacking German Soldiers - full page from a drawing by Charles Dudley Tennant showing an up close view of the three men defending the trench against the Germans.

Calais and The Ruined House in the Rue Dognin Where Five Civilians Were Killed by Bombs From a Zeppelin.

The Only Survivor of the Bombed House at Calais - A Baby Who Had A Miraculous Escape.

The Funeral of the Five Victims of The Zeppelin Raid on Calais.

The Carpathian Mountains: An Austrian Transport Line at a Village Having to Contend with the Snow.

East Prussia: German Entrenched in the Snow Clad District of the Masurian Lakes (Poland).

The Snowbound Battle Grounds of Galicia - double page:
A Russian Outpost: A Group of Russians on Horseback and a Line of Riflemen Lying in the Snow.
Rifle Ammunition Being Conveyed to the Firing Line on Horseback.
A Russian Advance Guard Firing From the Scanty Cover of a Ditch, Behind Them is a Scarecrow or Snowman Rigged Up as a Decoy.
Cossacks Taking Cover Behind Their Horses Bodies Which Are Trained to Lend All Possible Aid in Warfare and Remain Absolutely Immovable Under Fire.
Russian Infantrymen Entrenched on the Edge of a Wood, A Hot Engagement in Progress When This Exclusive Photograph Was Taken.

Double page entitled With Our Photographer Nearest to the Huns: Camera Records of British First Line Activities - six photographs:

A Point in Front of the British Trenches Fortified with Sandbags.
A British Battery IN Action - info. this photograph is a little out of focus.
A Entrenching Party Resting While The Photographer Takes This Snapshot - again not the clearest of focus.
The eternal question of tiffin is being energetically considered - A Picturesque Thatched Cottage Where British Soldiers are Preparing Lunch For Comrades, Some of them Digging Potatoes.
Belgium: A Position Abandoned for Reasons of Flood.
A Squad of British Soldiers Undercover of a Shattered Village near Lille, On Their Way to Dig Further Trenches Behind the First Line.

Double page entitled The Allies Forcing the Gate to Islam's Stronghold - eleven photographs:

HMS Vengeance - HMS Triumph - HMS Inflexible.
The Allied Ships as They Appeared at the Entrance to the Dardanelles.
Vice Admiral Sackville H. Carden of the British Squadron - inset photograph.
HM S Agamemnon and HME Cornwallis. c.keenlyside.
Fort Sedel Bahr Just Inside the Straits on the European Bank.
General View of Constantinople - inset photograph.
The Sultan of Turkey - inset photograph.
Kum Kaleh Battery at the Entrance to the Dardanelles Showing One of Its Four Big Guns Manned by the Turks.
New Otoman Troops Drilling In Front of the Tukish War Office Constantinople, in Preparation for the Inevitable Attack.

The Terrible Turcos Annihilating the Huns near Ypres Canal - a double page drawing showing hand to handfighting at a farmhouse next to the canal between Elverdinghe and Pilkerm - artwork unknown.

Page entitledThe Turkish Debacle on the Suez Canal: "Holy" Warriors Now in British Safe Keeping:

Entrenchments on the Banks of the Suez Canal.
A British Battleship in the Suez Canal - Crew seen on the Deck.
An Encampment on the Banks of the Suez Canal.
Several Hundred Ottoman Prisoners on their Way to Internment.
A Wounded Turk Being Assisted Aboard the Hospital Train for Cairo By Native Railway Guards.
Colonioal Troops Escorting Turkish Prisoners to a Detention Camp.

Page entitled With Our Photographer in France and Flanders: Incidents By the Way in the War of Attrition - Seven photographs:

French Soldiers Closely Following the Effect of Mitrailleuse Fire on the Enemy's Position.
French Soldiers in Their Winter Furs with Two Officers Miel Watching the Enemy's Trenches From a First Line Trench.
The Approach of Lunch Time in the Trenches of the Yser - Three Belgian Soldiers Cooking a Meal in a Pot.
A French Soldier Climbing a Ladder in a Forest in Order to Observe the Gun Fire on Enemy Positions.
Clothes and Effects of Fallen Germans in the Grounds of a Chateau Where Their Owners Lie Buried.
French Soldiers Reading Their Letters Just Delivered Behind the Firing Line.
German Canon Abandoned After a Fierce Battle.

Life in the Trenches - five photographs:

Soldiers Call Their Dug-outs the Ritz Restaurant or the Carlton Hotel ... - a man sitting in a sandbagged trench.
Men Smoking Pipes Round a Brazier During a Lull in the Firing.
A Trench Filling Up with Water.
Bailing Out Liquid Mud From a Trench Using a Huge Soup Ladle Borrowed from the Camp Kitchen.
The Cafe de l'Europe! A British Soldier Eating His Dinner of Bully Beef Outside a Funk Hole.

One of the Zinc Pontoon The Turks Used in their Attempt to Cross the Suez Canal.

A Silver Broom - A Symbolical Ornament Presented to Admiral Jellicoe by the Inhabitants of Butterworth, Transkei, Cape Colony as a Token of Gratitude.

French Soldiers Sharing Their Rations with French Children Who Remain in the Battle Area.

Russian Red Cross Worker Makes Friends with Austrian Children in a Captured Town.

A Cossack Saying Goodbye to His Wife and Children.

German Soldiers off To War Accompanied by Their Families To the Troop Train.

A Slav Soldier Buring His Horoscope From a Gipsy for Two Kopecks.

The Futility of Germany's Gas Bag Craft - Debris of Zeppelin L3 Wrecked on Fanoe Island off Denmark.

Northern France - French Soldiers Known as the Goumiers from Algeria Mounted on Their Arab Horses and Reive Off to the Firing Line - A French Peasant Salutes Them.

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

Brigadier General J. E. Gough VC.
Major J. H. S. Powell - RFA.
Maj F. A. Nelson - Royal Marine L. I..
Captain P. W. N. Fraser DSO - Cameron Highlanders.
Lieutenant D. E. R. Persse - Dublin Fusiliers.
Lieutenant E. M. S. Kent - Hampshire Regiment.
Lieutenant B. G. N. Watkin - RFA.
Lt L. B. Hardy - Worcestershire Regiment.
Lieutenant Viscount Northland - Coldstream.
Lieutenant J. A. Carter-Wood - Coldstream Guards.
Lt. Thomas Musgrave - Irish Guards. sleekburnc.
Lieutenant N. W. R. King - 16th Lancers.
Second Lieutenant B. Campbell - 4th Battalion Warwickshire Regiment.
Sec. Lieut. F. C. Tyrrell - Coldstream Guards.
Second Lieutenant M. E. Callard - Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
2nd Lt. Lennox Cleland Lee - Irish Guards.
Second Lieutenant R. G. Milburn - East Surrey Regiment.
Surgeon L. Mathews - HMS Wiknor.
Second Lieutenant E. J. Munby - 1st East Angilan Coy, RE.
Lieutenant C. G. E. Clowes - Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Midshipman J. A. Hamilton RNR - HMS Viknor.


This second part of the description features articles etc (not images):

Article on the War by F. A. McKenzie a Daily Mail War Correspondent
Desert Battle for Egypt
Article by Carlyon Bellairs RN on the war at sea
Air warfare by C. G .Grey
Plus other caption articles to accompany photographs and drawings etc Sleekburnc.1303




A very descriptive publication, printed on a light quality paper priced 6d. A cheaper option to some of the more popular illustrated magazines of the day, such as Illustrated London News etc. but more down to earth and detailed. Although it contains articles, the main focus is on photographs, drawings, maps etc.

It measures 285mmx220mm (11.25 x 8.5") approx. Spine is loose with binding witness marks. There is age yellowing/toning and some marking. Some creases etc to corners and handling marks to edges. Images, photos sketches etc. vary in size.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. The outer cover is missing; but as far as I can tell there are no other pages missing. If you're 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. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The descriptive text in my listing, details 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 0300 (Wt. range 201g)
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