1916 WW1 Magazine ZEPPELIN CRASH ESSEX Basil Clarke SOMME Little Wisborough POTTERS BAR War (3110)

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Basil Clarke SOMME Zeppelin Little Wisborough POTTERS BAR FUNERAL Leefe Robinson and R. Souray STAFF NURSE ETHEL HUTCHINSON Ginchy ROYAL ENGINEERS TRENCHES Falfemont Farm




A magazine detailing events in the First World War


12 pages (24 sides)


DATE 1916


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

Rail Power on the Western Front: A Train with the Words The Big Push Written on the Side, Carrying a Large British Gun - full page (fp) frontispiece.

FP entitled Ebb of the Tide of Invasion fro Picardy showing x3photos:

Indian Cavalry Despatch Rider Coming Back from Flers - a photo showing he rider galloping through the devastation; with british soldiers watching on from the side of the rubble strewn road.

Stretcher Bearers on Their Way Out Near Ginchy to Bring Back Wounded.

Moving (hauling) Guns Forward to a New Position in the Advance - British soldiers pulling a heavy gun over rough ground etc.

Mr Basil Clarke - small photo within text.

A Column of Motor Ambulances Close to the Zone of Fighting in a Cratered Field.

Men of the Royal Engineers and Pioneers Under Heavy Fire While Trying to Shore up Sandbagged Positions in a Captured Trench; A Wounded or Dead Soldier in the Foreground - fp from a drawing

Double page (dp) titled From Pacific Shores to the Stormy Somme - fp showing x3photos:

Column of New Zealanders and Transport on the Road to the Trenches.

Anzacs Waiting to be Transported to the Front.

Long Queue of Men Waiting to Get to the Canteen - inset photo.

A Canadian Smoking a Cigarette While the Red Cross Man Bandages His Leg.

Four Indian Soldiers Carrying a Wounded Officer.

A Group of Cavalry Soldiers and Horse Resting.

Flight Sub. Lieutenant R. Souray the Aviator and Flight Lieutenant Robinson VC Who Brought Down the Zeppelin at Cuffley - lovely picture of the two men linking arms and having a cigarette.

German Soldiers Captured on the Western Front and Placed in Barbed Wire Compounds

German Prisoners in a Barbed Wire Compound. Sleekburnc.

Prussian Officer Being Questioned by French Officers - inset.

The Capture of Falfemont Farm on The Somme - fp from a drawing by A. Forestier. It shows the devastation and the ground where once a farm and buildings stood; men advancing reive along a chalk track and skirting an corner of Wedge Wood; Bouleaux Wood in the background which formed one end of the six mile front of the British offensive; Morval, Ginchy etc beyond.

Indian Soldier Naik Shahamad Kahn of the Punjabis Who Won the Victoria Cross: Returning Through Shells and Gunfire with Equipment and Wounded Man - fp from a drawing by A. W.

One British Soldier Routs Twenty Germans: Private A. Hill of Royal Welsh Fusiliers Who Won the Victoria Cross - fp showing him attacking the Germans.

Somme: Engineers and Navvies Getting to Work Consolidating, Building Roads Over the Captured Territory - photo. showing a devastated landscape.

A Road Mending miel Party From the British Troops Along the Somme Repairing an Important Road - near hp.

Grenadier Guards helping to Keep the Roads in Order - hp.

Big Guns on the Somme:

A Reaper Drawn by a Pair of Horses in Charge of a Lad of Fifteen Alongside a Big Gun Engaged on the Somme.

Naval Gun in Position in a Cornfield.

Heavy Artillery Moving Along the Railway.

A Big Gun Moving Along Rail Tracks.

French Soldiers Quenching Their Thirst With Water Collected in a Fountain by Medical Services and Certified Fit for Drinking.

A Soldier Builds a Homestead from Rough Hewn Timber, Corrugated Iron and a Sufficiency of Sandbags- hp

Taking a Trench at Thiepval - fp from a drawing.

Double page (dp) titled The Stricken Couriers of Teutonic Hate showing x10 photos:

The Zeppelin Wreckage Which Crashed 24 Sept near the Coast of Essex x2pics of the skeleton of the airship L33; a house to one side.

The Occupants of the Cottage in Front of Which the Zeppelin Came Down - picture of the family outside their home, New Hall Farm Cottage, Little Wigborough, nr Colchester Essex; with the L33 Zeppelin wreckage behind

The Wreckage Seen From a Distance with the house behind. c.keenlyside

Zeppelin on Fire and Brought Down in Flames near Potters Bar - small pic. of burning Zeppelin (night-time; hard to make out).

The Control and Maxim Gun from the Second Zepplin Brought down on Sept 23-24th.

Zeppelin Impaled Upon an Oak Tree.

One of the Gondolas of the Ruined Airship.

The Tracery of the Stern and Steering Plane Frame.

Funeral Service for the Crew: Members of the RFC Placing the Coffins in the Ground in a Local Churchyard. Info possibly Mutton Lane Cemetery, Potters Bar, Herts.

FP titled Coveted Cross for Devotion to Duty and Comrade x9photos:

Lieutenant T. O. L. Wilkinson - North Lancs Regiment - Posthumous VC.

Rev. W. R. F. Addison - Temp Chaplain - Awarded VC.

Sec. Lieutenant E. F. Baxter - Liverpool Regt. - VC Posthumous. Info. Edward Felix Baxter.

Sec. Lieutenant E. Kinghorn Myles - Welsh Regiment.

Staff Nurse Ethel Hutchinson QAIMNS (R) - Awarded Military Medal.

Private Albert hill - Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Sleekburnc.

Sergeant C. C. Castleton - Australian Machine Gun Company - Gave His Life For His Comrades Under Heavy Fire.

Corporal S. W. Ware - Seaforth Highlanders - Carried Many Wounded from a Trench.

Private J. H. Fynn - South Wales Borderers - Awarded VC.

FP entitled The Allied Argument Against hesitant Greece:

Bullucks Being Taken Aboard a French Warship at Salamis.

Cattle Hoisted Aboard a Ship off Piraeus.

Part of the Allied Fleet off Piraeus Steaming in Line.

Freindly Boxing Match on Board a Battleship.


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

The Glorious Twenty Fifth (September Somme offensive and various battles at Morval, Combles, Thiepval etc.).

The Irish at Ginchy by Private T. Connolly of the Royal Irish Rifles.

The War in the Air by Charles G. Grey.

My Aventures by Basil Clarke the War Correspondent; an account of his experience under shell fire in the village of Zuydschoote in Belgium.

Plus many caption articles to accompany the images. Sleekburnc.1410

Please see main description link for content list (mobile users). An original 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. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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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