1917 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS WW1 Newspaper BAGHDAD Gommcourt SMS MOWE Ship (5604)

Product code: 5604
An original vintage newspaper. Packaged Weight range 325g



The Illustrated London News

DATED 1917

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 16 pages (32 sides).


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

The Western Front and the British Advance South of Arras: A Bridge Over What Was Once a German Trench - full page (fp) frontispiece cover.

The German Retreat at Gommecourt on the Ancre - fp x 6 photos showing the remains of the village and chateau etc.

The Aerial Activity on the British Front: Dismantling a Plane Which Was Forced to Land Behind Our Lines - half page (hp).

British Soldiers Fixing Fuses for Stokes Mortars, a New Trench Weapon - hp.

The Inventor of the Rigid Dirigible Airship Dies Aged Seventy Nine: Count Zeppelin.

Lord French's Sister Killed by a Shell While on Ambulance Duty at Monastir: Mrs Harley - info. Katharine Mary Harley

The Capture of Baghdad:

General View of the City - hp.

Modern Shipping and Traditional Kufas Boats

Lieutenant General Sir F. Stanley Maude Commander of British Forces that Captured Baghdad.

Map Showing Where British and Russians are Converging in the Country Between Baghdad and Hamadan - hp

A Pictorial Map Showing a Bird's Eye View of the City of Baghdad on the Tigris - hp.

River Trade at Baghdad with Passengers and Goods Embark.

The Pontoon Bridge Across the Tigris with Kufa Boats in the Foreground.

Double Decked Trams. Sleekburnc.

With Windows Enabling Women to See Both Ways Down The Street, Themselves Unseen: Houses in Baghdad.

Baghdad from the River.

The Mosque of Kazimain.

A Typical Street Scene.

The north Gate of Baghdad.

Picturesque Pedestrians in the Street of the Government Palace - fp.

Lucknow and An Indian Military Tournament - fp showing x6 photos.

Trenches Through a Gap in Wrecked Masonry at Pontavert - fp showing French soldiers and a water filled trench running through the ruins of a building.

The Conquest of German East Africa by Native Troops, British, South Africans and Indians - dp showing eight photographs.

A Group of Lost Dogs at a Cross Roads in Flanders Waiting for the Master Who May miel Never Return - dp from a drawing by Samuel Begg showing a group of sad looking dogs.

Thought To Be The Moewe a German Atlantic Raider at Work Sinking the French Sailing Ship Nantes - fp showing six photographs:

French Sailors in Action in a Dug-Out x2pics on a fp.

Store of Big Shells on the Oise Front.

A Shell for a Big Gun on a Railway Mounting on the Belgian Front.

Squad of Australian Gunners Pushing Forward a Wagon Section of Ammunition Stores by Utilising Railway Lorries Along the Rail Track - hp.

A Destroyed German Dug Out in the Enemy Support Line After a Direct Shell Hit.

Mouquet Farm with Its Vaulted CellersWhere Some of the Prussian Guard Were Cornered.

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

2nd Lieutenant L. Lawrence Kellie - Royal Field Aretillery.

Lieut. Hubert W. D. Griffith RN.

2nd Lt. R. A. Stokes - Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

2nd Lieut. G. J. T. Stovin - Indian Officers Reserve.

Lt. G. B. J. F. Firbank - RFC.

Lt. A. E. Townsend - RFC and Durham L.I.

Captain and Adjt. Peter Womersley Ward MC - South Lancashire Regiment.

Flight Sub. Lt. J. Eric Northrop - RNAS.

Major F. Hugh Huleatt MC - RFA.

Captain Simon Mewburn - Hussars.

2nd Lt. Harold Browne - Australian Light Mortar Battery.

Major (Temp. Lt. Col.) R. G. Baker DSO - Punjabis.

Flight Lt. E. C. Pulling DSO - RN.

2nd Lt. George Bott - Rifle Brigade.

2nd Lt. G. A. J. Burdon-Sanderson - Northumberland Fusiliers.

Lt. F. E. S. Townsend - Durham Light Infantry.

2nd Lt. L. A. O'Meara - E. Lancs Regt.

Lt. Harold T. White - RFC.

A Field Gun Getting into Position on the Western Front.

The County of London Motor Volunteers One Man Band.

Died on Service at Boulogne: Mrs Clayton Brown - photograph by Lallie Charles.

30hp Six Cylinder Napier Alpine Model Car.

40hp Six Cylinder Touring Model Lanchester.

Chess Problem by E. J. Winter-Wood


School Uniforms: Raglan Waterproof - Varsity - Black Coat and Vest - Eton Suit - Cricket or Tennis Jacket - Flannel Suit - Hurlingham Overcoat - Winchester Suit - fp back cover. Adv. for Charles Baker School Outfitter. reive

Oxo is Welcomed on All Fronts - fp map showing from Norway down to Central Africa drawn by G. F. Morrell. Inside front cover.

FP showing various: Ovaltine - Debenham Freebody Coat and Skirt etc - Carters Spinal Carriage.

Jubol and Urodonal.

Napier Motor Carriages.

Hudson Super Six Car

Evans Pastilles.

BSA Motor Bicycles.

Marshall and Snelgrove Coat Frock with price.

Johnson's Prepared Wax.

Mellins Food.

Venus Pencils.

Whiteway's Cyders.

Lea and Perrins Sauce in Java.


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:

Various caption articles to go with images.

Our Note Book page by G. K. Chesterton.

Science Jottings: Prohibition or State Purchase? By F. L.

The Playhouses: Partnership at the London Repertory Theatre - Petticoats at the Garrick - The Other Bing Boys at the London Opera House.

New Novels.

Motoring page by W. W.


The Aeroplane Speaks by Captain Barber - review.

SleekburnC. 1703

This is an original 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. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages are loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age; some of the corners are turned - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings 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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Condition Used
Product Code 5604
Weight 0.3kg