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DIVERS REPAIR SHIP Ancre Somme Casualties SAVOY HOTEL Zappion Square Athens F. STANLEY MAUDE Motor Launches


The Illustrated London News

DATED 1917

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 15 pages (30 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:

Major General Sir F. Stanley Maude Comminding in Mesopotamia - full page (fp or FP) frontispiece.

Salonika: Taking Wounded to A Field Dressing Station on an Improvised Stretcher - smal photo. Outer cover.

Mesopotamia; Kut Al Amara In British Hands - fp showing 4 photos.

The Danube: Romanian Transport Ships; Pontoon Bridge; Red Cross - fp showing x6 photos.

FP - France and Russians on reive the Champagne Front: Football on a Frozen Lake; Cap Shooting From a Roundabout Sledge on a Frozen Canal - x2photos.

Personalities of War Time:

Prince Henry Taking a Water Jump in the Eton Senior Steeplechase x2pics.

Admiral Sir Charles Madden. c.keenlyside

Marshal Mishitch After Receiving the GCMG, with General Milne.

Rear Admiral Sir William Pakenham.

Women as Mail Van Drivers: Girl being Coached by Mr Lynford Palmer the Well Know Whip. miel

Three of the New Women Mail Van Drivers Next to Their Royal Mail Cart.

Athens Greece: French, British, Italian, and Russian Flags Being Saluted by Greek Troops in The Zappeion Square - fp from a photogaph by CN.

FP - The War in German East Africa x7photos. Sleekburnc.

Savoy Hotel Ball-room: Seals Entertaining the Wounded at a Tea Concert - fp from a drawing by Samuel Begg.

British Motor Launches v. German U-Boats: Two ML's Firing on a Submarine off a Certain Landfall Point - a double page (dp DP) showing the two motor launches firing on a U-boat, lighthouse in the background.

British Navy: Taking Shells Aboard HMS Lion - half page (hp)

Battleship Firing 15inch Guns - hp.

Salonika: Divers at Work and Men on a Floating Repair Shop Mending a Huge Gas in a Ship's Side Caused by a Collision - fp from an Official Photograph. Shows the divers working in difficult and dangerous conditions in the water; one diver resting on the repair raft and having his diving dress adjusted. With small caption article of approx. 100 words.

The Interrogation: A German Prisoner, Taken in a Trench Raid, Brought Before British Officer in his Front Line Dugout - double centre page drawn by Frederic de Haenen From Material Supplied by an Eye Witness. There is a caption article describing the scene approx 150 words ....the place is list by a flickering candle and the light of a "Tommy's cooker" in a round tin. All the officer's belongings, accoutrements, gas-helmet, food supplies etc car hung round the sides.....The floor is afloat with filthy water, bridged by a trench-board, and now and again a daring and inquisitive rat splashes its way through and stops to survey the scene......

Western Front on the Ancre: British Wounded Being Conveyed on a Light Railway Through The Snow by RAMC Men - a wonderful dp from a drawing by H. W. Loekkoek from material supplied by an eye witness.

On the Marne Front: Carrying a searchlight to a Trench and Fixing it Up x2photos.

Greek Soldiers in Macedonia with Mules: Muleteers.

With The Grand Fleet: Cleaning Guns After Practice on a Light Cruiser.

Mr Archie White the New Financial secretary to Talbot Ltd in a Clement Talbot Car.

Chess Problem by Edith Vicars.


Bengers Food.

Sanatogen for Your Nerves - hp.

WAring and Gillow Damask Irish Table Cloth - hp with prices.

Inexpensive Coatee Restgown at Marshall Snelgorve - with price.

Practical Knitted Coats at Debenham Freebody.

Harrods Furniture of Quality: Reproduction Jacobean Oak Dresser Sideboard - with price.

J. C. Vickery for Regimental Badge Brooches x3 examples: Royal Flying Corps; Army Service Corps; RAMC Badge.

BSA Motor Bicycle and Side Car.

Manfields Boots.

Buick Car.

Napier Motor Carriages.

Daimler Ambulances.

Reudel Bath Saltrates - signed endorsements (photos of each person) by Gaby Deslys; Phyllis Monkman; Mr R. G. Knowles; Mr Harry Pilcer.

Jubol and Urodonal.

Glaxo Baby Milk - fp on back cover which is detached and tatty.

Virol for Strength - fp advert inside front outer cover; detached with a tear to centre.


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 page by G. K. Chesterton.

Science Jottings - Rations and Super Rations by F. L. - looking at how many calories the fighting man needs to survive on; comparing it with sedentary work etc. Also mentions Professor A. D. Waller.

Literature - review: Venizelos and the War by Mister Crawford Price - Mark of the Beast by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook - One Young Man Edited by Mr Hodder Williams.

The Playhouses: Ruts at the Court Theatre - The Immortal Memeor at the Court - The Spring Son at the Aldwych - Young England at Drury Lane Theatre - The Bing Girls are There at the Alhambra.

New Novels.

SleekburnC. 0303


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 red advertising cover but this is detached, front and back. There is age toning/yellowing to the pages. 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 is one page 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 SOLD 3604
Weight 0.3kg