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TANKS VIMY RIDGE Portugal Army GERMAN POWs Gas Attack DIVER LOCATING UBOAT President Wilson Speech USA


The Illustrated London News

DATED 1917

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 18 pages (32 sides)


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

Studies in german Physiognomy: Types of the 14000 Prisoners Taken by the British Army During the first Week of the Batle of Arras - front page (fp) frontispiece.

Germany's Amition in 1914: Nach Paris a German Medal - fp frontispiece.

Germany's Fate in 1917: Nach Hause a Suitable Reverse for the medal - fp frontispiece page.

The Russian Contingent in Franc Swearing Allegiance to the New Regime: Officers and Men Taking the Oath.

German Sacrilege Near Noyon: Family Tombs of the Owners of the Chateau of Mont Renaud Pillaged by the Germans.

The Castle of Coucy Before its Destruction.

Coucy After It Was Blow up by 28ton of German Explosive.

Varied Scenes on the British Front in France - double page (dp):

Cross Roads Blown up near Tincourt.

After a Battle: The Sdene Outside an Advanced Dressing Station.

Pack Horses That Take Ammunition to Canadian Guns.

A Cavalry Sdcene on the Front i France.

New Use for German Shell BasketsL: To Make a British Sentry Box.

A Brand New German 5•9inch Gun Catured By the British.

A Captured German 228 Gun Taken During the Battle of Arras.

A Captured German Gun in its Concrete Pit.

Tanks and The Capture of Vimy Ridge: Two Tanks, One ZIg-zagging Over German Machine Gun Posts, While another Flattened Out Unbroken Wire Entanglements - dp from a drawing by Amédée Forestier.

POrtugals Contingent - fp:

Portuguese Line Battaqlion Marching Alongside the QUqay to Go On board Its Transport.

Army Mules Assembled at a Quayside.

Railway Train Load of Army Vehicles Awaiting Shipment.

Soldiers Massed in a Transport Ship.

Infantry Battalion Fallen in for Inspection After Disembarkation.

Portuguese Artillerymen at a French Port.

German Prisoners Drawing Rations - half page (hp)

Crowds of Hungry Prisoners at One of the Enclosures Behind the British Front - hp.

The British Attack on the Western Front: A Corner of the Battlefield near Arras; In the Distance a Tank Advancing, and Cavalry Riding for the Enemy - dp photograph.

Battle of Arras: Shelling the Enemy From a British Gun Position - hp.

Battle of Arras: After the First Day of the Battle British using one of the Many Captured German Field Guns Against the Anemy with German Ammunition - hp.

Poison Gas Being Employed by the Enemy on the Western Front: the First Blow-off of the Gas when the Taps of the Gas containers Were Turned On.

The Dense Cloud of Gas Drifting Heavily Close Along the Surface of the Ground.

Opening of the New French Offensive in the West:

French Shells Bursting Over a Ridge The Eemy Were Crossing.

German Spoil in a Trench Captured by the French: Remains of ABamdoned Enemy Machine Guns.

French soldiers With A Dismounted Minenwerfer as Found Left Behind.

A Diver Going Down to Locate a "Killed" Enemy Submarine - fp from a drawing by Charles Pears. The diver going down ladders on the side of a boat to prove a U-boats end so the trawler can claim the £1000 reward.

An Armed Sailing Ship Used as a German Raider: Ready to sink the Victims She Has Attracted by False SOS Wireless Signals of Distress - dp form a drawing by Charles Pears.

The German Science of Booby Traps: A Dummy Soldier Containgin Explosive Left Behind During the Retreat x2photos.

USA: President Wilson Making His Great Speech to Congress in the House of Representatives Calling Congress to Declare War Upon The German Government - fp from a photograph by CN

The Star Spangled Banner iN St Pauls Cathedral: Sininging the American National Anthem on The Occasion of the Entry of the USA into The War - dp from a drawing by S. Begg.

The Stars and Stripes in London, Scenes on America Day x3photos.

Officers on The Roll of Honour:

Captain Brigade Major E. R A. C. Cox - Devonshire Regt.

2nd Lt. Germase Maude - Royal Fusiliers.

Major Brinsley R. Lewis - RFA.

Captain A. Punchard - N. Staffs Regt.

Captain T. Glyn L. Phillips - Welsh Regt.

2nd Lt. R. P. Hemphill - Leinster Regt and RFC.

Lt. Dudley W. M. Ryder - RN.

Brigadier General Bulkeley-Johnson - ADC to King George.

2nd Lt. E. Eric Horn - Middx Regt.

2nd Lt. J. W. S. Hird - N. Staffs Regt.

2nd Lt. W. B. Busby - Worcs Regt.

2nd Lt. E. R. Hasluck Grantham - Northumberland Fusiliers.

Lt. W. W. Sleigh - West Yorks Regt.

2nd Lt. Ralph Fowler - Duke of Cornwalls L.I.

Captain Victor Gordon Tupper - Canadian Infantry.

Lt. Denzil M. Heriz-Smith - Northamptonshire Regt.

2nd Lt. George A. A. Nicholls - RHA and RFA.

2nd Lt. Hubert A. Johnson - RFC.

Captain Greville O. Brunwin-Hales - RFC.

2nd Lieutenant V. A. Berridge B- Bedford Regt and RFC.

2nd Lt. Noel W. S. Fletcher - Durham Light Infantry.

Lieut. Robert Lyon - Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Mules Quarterd Among Ruins on the Western Front.

On the Western Front: Laying a Light Railway Over Captured Ground.

Western Front: Railway Trucks under Which Communication Trench Has Been Dug.

Women and The War: Working in a Napier Works.


De Reszke Cigarettes BLighty by E. Lucchesi - fp back cover finished in red.

BSA Motor Bicycle and Sidecar. Sleekburnc.

Bynogen Brings Health - fp.

Benger Food for Infants Invalids and Aged.

the Clifton Easy Chair fro mHarrods.

Valet Auto Strop Safety Razor - hp.

Plus many more adverts.


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:

Our Note Book by G. K. Chesterton.

Science Jottings: The Coming Ministry of Health by F. L.

New Novels

Motoring by W. W.

The Playhouses; Miss Mary Anderson's Galatea Once More.

Plus many other caption articles to accompany inages.
SleekburnC. 2804

This is an original but USED antique 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. The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only. It measures 400 x 290 mm (15.75 x 11.25). It retains the outer advertising pages. There is age yellowing to the pages with some handling marks to edges. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. 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 vary in size. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

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, 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. There are no colour images unless otherwise stated. The process of the page numbering in The ILN carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1.

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. This item will be packaged in a tube.

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Weight 0.3kg