1916 WORLD WAR ONE Magazine VERDUN Trenches GREECE Matania GAS MASKS (2800)

Product code: 2800
A very descriptive publication detailing events of the Great War
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An Original Magazine Detailing the Events in The The First World War

Dated 1916
 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.


This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Cowardly German Conduct During a Canadian Night Attack on the Purssian Guard - full page from a drawing. A Caption describes the scene.

French Troops Advancing to a Counter Attack - full page from a photograph.

Map: The Latest, Great German Offensive on the Western Front showing Dun - Damvillers - Spincourt - Audun - Brandeville - Verdun - Charny - Montfaucom - Varennes - Couflans - Briey - LAchaussee - Les Eparges - Clermont - etc.

A French Firing Trench Where a Rustic Stairway Marks a Rambling Passage to the Next Trench on a Higher Level

Strongly Fortified First Line Trench on the French Front with Earthworks and Sandbags; A French Soldier Watching Through a Periscope.

HQ of One of the French Divisions In a Strongly Fortified Cellar near the Firing Line: Staff Officers Sitting Around a Table

Transport Wagons Partially Snowed Up near a British Camp in Flanders.

British Soldiers in Flanders Scantily Clad, Indulging in Their Early Morning Ablutions on the Snow Covered Bank of an Icy Stream.

Enemy Sharpshooters Captured by the French near Salonika. Keenlyside

A Greek Priest Chatting with Allied Soldiers.

By Underground from a British Base Camp to the Firing Line Trenches in the Balkans.

A Sergeant Examining one of the Passes Necessary For Those Using The Roads Adjacent to the British Positions at Salonika.

Greek Patrol Escorting Bulgarian Deserters to Salonika.

Greek Workmen Helping to Stack Hay for the Allies on the Quayside at Salonika.

French and Greek Sentries on a Railway Bridge Over the Vardar near Salonika.

Greek Civilians Digging Trenches for the French in the Lines Outside Salonika.

Russians Enter the Balkan Arena:

A Russian Sailor and British Soldier in the Balkan Arena.

Russians Placing Their Kits on the Grass After a Long.

Russian Sailors After The Occupation of a Levantine Fort.

Types of Russian Marines at a Levantine Fort.

After the Sinking of the Transport Ship Norseman: Russian Marines with Their Kits on Greek Territory.

Russian Camp on the Snow Covered Mountains near Erzerum.

Persian Artillery in an Old Courtyard on the Iraq border.

Inset photograph: the Ruins of Khorassan in Persia.

French Bandsmen Marching to the Firing Line With Their Drums etc.

Two French Soldiers in a Clearing in a Trench.

Sentries Within the Butressed Walls of a French Firing Trench, Hanging Boxes Containing Respirators.

Steel Helmeted Frenchmen On Their Way From the Firing Line Trenches to Their Billets.

Women Shell Carriers on the Italian Front - Full page drawn by Edoardo Eduoardo or Eduardo Matania.

A Belgian or French Peasant Girl Bringing Fodder to the Horses of British Soldiers - full page from a drawing.

Kut al Amara on the Tigris - info. Iraq.

ON the Banks of the Tigris at Basra.

Indian Cavalry Advancing Towards Kut.

Turkish Prisoners of War under a British Guard in Mesopotamia.

British Sailors Rest o the Deck of a Warship on the Tigris.

A Duel Between Two Men On Board a Ship of the Grand Fleet: Sailors Fighting with Mops Dipped in Flour and Soot.

Mahomet Ben Salim a Recipient of the DCM for Work in Mesopotamia as an Interpreter

French Missionary Wearing Riband of the Legion of honour etc on the Champagne Front.

The War on the Trench Pest: A Rat-hunter Soldier With a Bag of Rodents Killed By his Dog.

Incident in a London Street: A Soldier Who Knows Something About Navvying Trenches Teaches the Labourer His Business and The Language Used Will Not Pass the Censor.

Ancient Custom in France During War Time: The Town Crier With His Drum Announces the Daily Communique.

Bayonet Charge by the Irish Regiment the Wexfords - Full page drawn by Stanley L. Wood.

Women and The War:

LCC (London County Council) Teachers Training Men in the Later Derby Groups, and Women in the Technical Details of the Lathe.

Women Bus Conductors Who Have Completed Their Training in London.

Women Workers on the Land in Norfolk. Sleekburnc.

The Emporium in Paris: Women Employed in Making Sacks for Use in Defences Along the French Lines

Poison Masks for School Children of Rheims:

Little Boy Wearing the Gas Mask.

Group of Children with their Teacher, Some Wearing Respirators.

Decorated for Valour - photograph of each man:

Captain D. L. Aman DSC - Royal Marine Artillery.

Captain M. McB. Bell Irving DSO - Royal Flying Corps RFC.

Captain J. H. Dean MC - 13th Cheshire Regiment - For Bravery at Le Touquet Salient.

Lieutenant Francis Truscott MC - 6th Suffolk Cyclists.

Second Lieutenant G. P. Harding MC - 1st Cheshire Regiment.

Second Lieutenant C. I. Gordon MC - 1st Wiltshire Regiment.

Sergeant Reuben Baldwin DCM - 2nd Worcester Regiment.

Sergeant Major C. Johnson DCM - Scottish Borderers.

Corporal A. J. Walsh DCM - Royal Garrison Artillery.

Private G. H. Havars DCM - 11th Middlesex Regiment - for Action at Vermerlles.

Private C. H. Booth DCM - 3rd Coldstream Guards.

Corporal S. A. Fitch DCM - 30th Field Ambulance Sulva Bay, RAMC.

Private G. J. Hitgins DCM - 10th Rifle Brigade - at Cordonnerie.

Corporal R. Hunt DCM - 10th Rifle Brigade - For Cutting German Lines at Cordonnerie.

Sapper E. Cassidey DCM - Royal Engineers with the 176th Tunnelling Company.

The Tunnels of War in Champagne: A French Super Dugout Forming a Tube Built Through a Portion of a First Line Trench - full page.

Zeppelin LZ77 Airship Destroyed at Brabant-le-Roi, France - Full page:

The Wreckage of the Zeppelin Brought Down by a 75 Shell.

The Wrecked Car and Broken Propeller.

Private Pennetier Who Brought Down the Zeppelin and His Adjutant, Gramling.

Officers and Men Inspecting the Wreckage.


This second part of the desription features items of news article etc. but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

The Effects on Business and Finance - Article by Mr Gordon Selfridge (of Selfridge's Oxford St.) and Mr Charles Duguid the Financial Editor of the Daily Mail etc.

Article by Carlyon Bellairs RN on the war at sea, the Navy etc. entitled 'War Facts the Public Ought to Know'

Article on the events etc. in the war by F. A. McKenzie a Daily Mail War Correspondent - On the fate of Verdun and what it means. Sleekburnc.1103


The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. The listing image is watermarked, this is not on the actual newspaper.

It measures 285mmx220mm (11.25 x 8.5 inches) approx. This magazine is an original and used issue. Not printed on the best of quality paper, but it more than makes up for this in terms of written content with many images. There is age yellowing and spotting/foxing and some marking. There are binding witness marks to the spine. The outer advertising cover has been removed, but the front titled page is intact. The photos, sketches etc. vary in size. This item will be packaged in a board backed envelope. The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my own 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.  

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 (apart from outer advertising cover), but 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.

Condition Used
Product Code 2800
Weight 0.1kg