1916 THE GRAPHIC Newspaper WW1 Ispahan Iran CREUSOT HOWITZER Verdun Battle (1242

Product code: 1242
An original antique WW1 newspaper.

Ispahan Iran CREUSOT 28CM HOWITZER Killed in Action Roll GERMAN TAUBE Douaumont VERDUN Trenches Flanders


16 pages (32 sides) of a weekly issue of:


DATE 1916

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:

French Officer Giving the Order to Attack at Douaumont - full front page from a drawing by Paul Thiriat.

Art of Shakespeare at the Front in France: French Soldiers Watching an Amusing Play.

Prisoners of War at Magdeburg: Belgians Playing Ninepins (bowling).

Alsace: A Church Destroyed by the Huns - full page (fp).

Ispahan Iran and the Russians Road to Bagdad - fp:

Ispahan: View of the Great Mosque.

The Hall of Forty Pillars.

Entrance to a Mosque.

Kut-El-Amara: Where Townsend is Beleaguered (street scene).

Interior of a Mosque.

Camel Caravan Crossing the Shahristan Bridge.

Where Russians are Operating - shows a bridge over a gorge. miel

Beating the Big Gun of the Boche at Verdun: The Creusot 28cm Howitzer - a wonderful full page from drawings and diagrams by S. W. Clatworthy. The centre drawing shows men firing the big gun; this is surrounded by six diagrams of the gun being assembled and firing. Big gun used at Battle or Bataille de Verdun.

The French Trench Rat Hunter with His Dog and The Results of Their Work - photo of the man with dog and many rats.

Reims: A Children's School in the Vaults Underground.

Reims: Children at a Church Service in the Vaults.

Refugees in the Russo British Hospital at Petrograd - fp:

Enjoying a Hearty Meal in the Hospital..Sleekburnc.

The Helpers in the Hospital Doling Out Food to the Refugees.

Fighting on Flanders Front:- Sketches Drawn on the Spot - fp showing:

A Christmas Card From the Trenches - a characteristic corner of a trench during a blizzard with helmet perched on bayonet end of gun.

A Battery Commander Directing, Through the Telephone, The Fire of His Guns; And Observing Through the Periscope.

A Driver Bringing Up "The Juice" After Dark - hp showing the horse in the inky blackness with driver struggling through as 5•9 shells drop all around.

Making the Wings of a Flier: Construction of Gyroptic Machine - small photo of Mister G. L. O Davidson the inventor watching a workman.

The Taube as a Bird of Ill Omen and How German Gunners Found the Range of a British Trench - fp from a drawing by Donald Maxwell from a description by Private W. Roberts, 2nd Batt. Border Regt. reive A very atmospheric scene.

French Gunners Taking a Seventy Five Gun Into Action - a double page from a drawing by Georges Scott. Georges Bertin Scott (1873–1943) was a French war correspondent and artist.

The Art of Battle by Burrowing - fp:

Two Soldiers at the Russian Front at the Entrance to Their Tunnel

Another View of Two Soldiers at the Entrance to His Underground World - hp; again the two Russian soldier miners.

A Glimpse of the Grand Fleet - a fp from a drawing by a Naval Officer showing the battleships, cruisers amid the mist or fog.

Western Egypt: Campaign Sketch After the Battle of Matruh Against the Senussi - from a drawing by a British Officer Howard Elcock and shows British Yeomen helping wounded Sikhs in pouring rain; RAMC carrying stretchers.

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

Lieutenant A. J. C. Heriz-Smith - Attchd. Devonshire Regt - of Slade, Bideford.

2nd. Lt. A. G. Thurlow - Duke of Wellingtoin's Regt.

Captain G. H. Chapman - Indian Army.

2nd Lt. P. Langton May - Scots Greys.

Capt. B. A. R. Blewitt - Gurkha Rifles.

2nd Lt G. Eardley-wilmot - Devon Regt. - of Winthorpe House, Sheldon.

2nd. Lt. J. M. Mayne - RFA.

Lt. V. C. M. Mayne - South Wales Borderers. (brother of the above)

Lt. Colonel S. Scott Binny - Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Lt. T. D. O'Brien - Lancers attchd RFC.

2nd Lt. C. P. A. Hersee - Royal Fusiliers. Age 19.

Lt. M. J. Vincent-Jackson - Sherwood Foresters - Bottesford, Leicestershire.

Capt. David Radcliffe - Northumberland Fusiliers - of Eshott hall, Felton.

Captain Henry H. Hill - West Yorks Regt. - Age 19.

Lt. R. L. Needham - Engineer.Sleekburnc.

2nd Lt. C. F. I. Bethell - RE. Aged 19.

2nd Lt. T. G. Hakewill - North Staffs Regt attchd RFC.

Captain R. A. Saunders - RFA Temp Flt Comm. RFC.

Lt. D. O. Evans - Royal Welsh Fusiliers - of Blaenau-Festiniog.

John Hughes - Surgeon Probationer - Died in German Hads After Sinking of HMS Arabis.

Lieut. A. W. Lane Joynt - Motor Machine Gun Service.

Captain R. F. Lynch - Manchester Regt.

India and Cotton Carts x2

Staple Inn Garden, London - full page from a drawing by Harold Oakley of the garden owned by the Prudential Assurance Co. and designed by MRs Thompson in collaboration with Paul Waterhouse.

Theatre: Two Scenes from Kitty Mackay at the Queens Theatre.

Government House Gardens, Bahamas: Children Performing a Masque in Aid of War Funds.

Three Nuns Tobacco - hp advert.

Royal Vinolia shaving Stick - fp advert showing a soldier shaving in a trench.

Master Douglas With His Native Nurse - hp Mellins Baby Food advert

Tea Frock - advert for Debenham and Freebody.

Burberry Gown - advert for a lady's suit

Green's Mowers and Rollers - small advert showing a lawnmower and roller.

A Standard Car in a Blizard near Coventry.

16-20hp Wolseley Car in Ankerdine, Worcs.

A Novel Portrait of Shakespeare - a miniature by Miss Estella Canziani.

Italy in Albania: Bersaglieri Supervising the Loading of Bread for the Army in the Mountains - hp frm a drawing by Arturo Bianchini.



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:


Way of the War Page.

Roughing It at Ruhleben Camp nr Berlin.

The Bombarded Children of Reims - by Frank Hedges Butler FRGS.

The Little Brother of the Hun - The Brown Rat of the Trenches. By E. S. Grew.

A Wonderland of Wings - Where Army Aeroplanes are Made - by Margaret Chute.

A Child's Call to Arms - Poem Written by M. R. H. - Aetat 10 (age 10).

New Books.Sleekburnc. 2204

Where India Can Help Us: The Empire's Own Supplies of Cotton by L. F. Stockwell.

Bad Form in Dress by Candida on fashion etc.

Written in a Child's Don Quixote - verse by Joyce Cobb.

Did Shakespeare Enlist? By John o'London.

The Shakespeare Tercentenary by Mrs Carmichael Stopes.

Some Notable Charities and a Hint for Easter.

Sleekburnc. 2204

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. This is an original but USED newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. 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.

It measures 395 x 285 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches).There is no outer advertising cover. There are binding witness marks to the spine. Some of the pages are loose with binding witness marks. There is some age yellowing. Some of the pages may be 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 images/drawings vary in size. There is no outer advertising cover. 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 (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 unless otherwise requested.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. Please be aware there maybe typo/ spelling errors etc. "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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Condition Used
Product Code 1242
Weight 0.3kg