1916 Battle of DELVILLE WOOD Scene Savage Fighting South African Troops WW1

A print showing hand to hand fighting with fixed bayonets between South African and German soldiers.

This listing is for a full page print from a publication, as the date states and not a modern reproduction


Savage Hand to Hand Fighting with Bomb and Bayonet in Delville Wood

A full page print from a drawing. The small poignant caption beneath (approx 50 words) describes the scene with mention of Mr Philip Gibbs the war correspondent: ".....The ghastliness of the place has left its mark opon the minds of many men who are not troubled much by the sights of battle, those slashed trees, naked trenches, and smoking shell-holes build up a nightmare that men will dream again...." - Info. Delville Wood was also known as Devils Wood to the soldiers. I cant quite make out the name of the artist.  

On the reverse are three smaller photographic images within text: Mining Operations in an Enemy Trench x2. The Pump in Picardy - showing British soldiers filling up water containers.

Provenance: The Great War - Amalgamated Press. Published circa 1916. The Great War series was published between 1914 and c1919.


The page measures 310 x 225 mm (12.25 x 8.75 inches) approx. There is text/images on both sides. There is a little age yellowing with handling marks to the edges. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The watermark on the image is for listing purposes only and is not on the actual print. Info. in the description above is my research and does not form part of the print. (90)

Condition Used
Weight 0.1kg