1915 WW1 Print LOOS Coal Mining Village France BRITISH ATTACK Mines BATTLE FRONT

Product code: ILN 8 2Oc1915 (421) 12Sep2016
1915 WW1 Print of the mining village of Loos and the Battle that took place there.

1915 MINING VILLAGE OF LOOS FRANCE The Great Advance Map of the Battle

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DATED 1915

A striking full page print from a drawing by Ralph Cleaver titled Where the British Break Through Took Place. The Earl Morning Attack on the mining Village of Loos. It shows the devastated coal mining village of Loos and the attack by the British and their allies. Views of the numerous slag heaps converted into strongholds, various chimneys, mining works, houses; the massive pit head lift in the distance which the British soldiers nicknamed Tower Bridge, which the Germans used as a lookout post.

One the reverse is a page entitled The Great French Advance in Champagne. Where the German Line was Pierced on a Fifteen Mile Front.

There is a pictorial map, drawn to scale in 50mile squares shown in perspective, titled The French Line, From Where it Joins the British near Arras to Verdun, Showing the Theatre of the New Advance drawn by G. F. Morrell. It shows the British French line of advance from La Bassee down to Verdun. Others places shown include: Amiens - Conde - Mons - Namur - Charleroi - Maubeuge - Dinant - Rocroy - Le Cateau - Cambrai - St Quentin - Noyon - Laon - Compeigne - Clermont - Reims - Nanteul - La Ferte Sous Jouares - Meaux - Coulommiers - Grand Morin - miel - Sezanne - ARcis Sur Aube - Vitry le Francois - Chalons - St Menehould - and much more.

There are six photographic images:

The French Line: The Ruins of Souchez.

Fighting Behind a Wall at Carency.

French Soldiers Standing in the Ruins at Neuville.

Ruins of Carency.

Desolation at neuville.

Barricade at Ablain.Sleekburnc.0210


This page is from an original newspaper from the date stated; not a scan and not a later re-print and is over 100 years old. 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.

The page measures overall 390 x 270 mm (15.25 x 10.75inches ) approx. It is printed on both sides. There is a little age yellowing.

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Product Code ILN 8 2Oc1915 (421) 12Sep2016