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Hill 70 WESTERN FRONT Kent Air-raid Coast nr Margate GERMAN GOTHA WRECKAGE British Tank Attack FLANDERS Chinese Workers GENERAL CADORNA Roll of Honoured Dead


The Illustrated London News

DATED 1917

An Original Weekly Newspaper:14 pages (28 sides)


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

Shell bursting in the Outskirts of the City of Lens - full front page photograph by Canadian War Records.

King George V Chatting with a United States Tug of War Team at Aldershot - with the Qeeun and another lady.

The Western Front, and Battle of Hill 70:

British Troops Advancing Over Shell Bombed Ground.

Canadians Taking Up Water to Comrades Near Lens After the Attack on Hill 70 on the Outskirts of Lens

A Night Scene on the French Front – A Barrage of Incendiary Bombs.

A Party of German Officers Captured and Taken Prisoner by the Canadians on Hill 70.

Some of the German Prisoners Taken by the Canadians; Some very Young.

The Kent Air Raids As Described by an Eye Witness and Drawn by S. Begg:

Ten German Gotha Aeroplanes South of Margate: Coming Towards the White Cliffs and the Opening of Our Anti Aircraft Bombardment - half page (hp).

British Air Fleet Coming into Action Against the Gotha Raiders; a Thames Barge in the background - hp.

Wreckage of a German Raiding Gotha: The Debris on Board the Salvage Ship - fp showing two men in the foreground with the wreckage; from photograph by Farringdon Photo Co.

The Wreckage of a Gotha in a Cornfield After the Kent Coast Raids

Closer View of the Wreckage in a Cornfield.

The End of a German Airman Hurled From His Machine While Fighting at a Height of 3000 Metres - full page from a drawing by Parys

An Italian Submarine Chaser Motor Boat Unit on the Way to Take up Their Appointed Station at Sea - hp from Italian naval official photographs.

A U-Boats Victim Raised - hp showing four photographs of a Torpedoed Steamer

A General View of the Wrecked U-Boat With Its Deck Gun Amidships and Net Saw at the Bows near Calais.

Captured U-Boat off Calais:

Horsemen of the Belgian Cavalry Escorting Reive a U-Boat Under Water Vessels Crew as Prisoners: With the Captured Submarine Captain.

The U-Boat at Close Quarters: With the Engine Room Section Broken in Two by the Explosion of the U-Boats Mines ...

Flanders Battle Fields: SleekburnC.

A Salvo of Gas shells and A British Working party Going Towards the Fire - From a drawings by Frederic De Haenen

British Men in a 9•2 inch Gun Shell Crater Holding Miel up a German Counter Attack - from a Drawing by Frederic De Haenen

A British Tank Destroying a German Machine Gun Fortress near St Julien - full page drawn by A. Forestier – the tank proceeding over fleeing Germans and dead bodies – info Sint-Juliaan Belgium

Women at the Wheel: Driving in the Park and Wounded Soldiers Taken for a Motor Drive - a double page Drawn by Frederic de Haenen

The Camera As War Correspondent - fp showing x5photos:

A Royal Engineer on the Telephone at a Captured German Machine Post

French and British Artillery Observers at Work Together.

Pack Mules Taking Up Ammunition in Panniers to the Front, Passing to a Battle Scarred Field.

Canadian Troops Quelling a Fire Caused by German Shells.

General Currie Inspecting a German Helmet Riddled with Shrapnel.

Chinamen on Our Front:

British Western Front: Chinese Labourers at Work Loading Sacks of Oats.

Chinese Labourers Under British Supervision.

Crowd of Chinese Labourers at the British Front Wave at the Camera.

A Strong Chinese Worker Able to Lift a Sack of Oats with One hand and Throw it Over his Shoulder.

A Party of Chinese Labourers Stacking Sacks of Corn at the British Front.

Chinese Labourers Unloading Meat for the Troops from a Steam Lorry

The Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops for Disabled Soldiers: Where the Disabled Man is "Set on His Feet" Again as a Wage Earner Making Toys and Other Industries in the Workshops - a double page showing the men at work, carpentry, french polishing, painting, toys, castings etc. (like a modern day Remploy factory) - from drawings by Our Special Artist S. Begg.

Palestine and the Problem of Water Supplies for British Troops: British Engineers Conducting Boring Operations.

Palestine: Supplying Natives with Fresh Water at the Village of Beni Sela.

Through an Observers Binoculars: German Positions Under Fire and German Guns Firing: A Distant Enemy Battery of howitzers Spotted by a British Artillery Observation Officer - a wonderful full page drawn from material Supplied by an Eye Witness

General Cadorna: Italys World Famous Generalissimo and Leader in the The Battle on the Carso Front - full page photograph.

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

Major John De H. C. Batten RA.

Lieutenant C. C. Carver RFA of Harborne Birmingham.

Lt. Colonel Albert Edward Paget.

Lt. T. R.C. Birkin - Dragoon Guards and RFC.

Major G. B. Stratton - Duke of Cornwall;s Light Infantry.

Captain and Adjt. W. Ian Edwards MC - Lancs Fusiliers.

Lt. T. E. G. Scaife - Dragoon Guards and RFC - of Cape Town.

Lt. C. B. Randall - RFA.

Captain Arthur Cecil Estall - ASC of Evelyn Gardens SW.

Lt. Commander W. E. Sanders VC RNR.

Lt. Hon. G. A. Esmond Elliot - Scots Guards - Brother of the Earl of Minto.

Brigadier General F. E. Johnston CB - N. Staffs Regt. - Son of Hon. Charles Johnston of New Zealand.

2nd Lt. M. F. Peyton - Northumberland Fusiliers.

2nd Lt. (Act. Capt) Arthur Henderson VC MC - Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Major A. Spencer Hammans MC, Legion of Honour - Duke of conrwall's LI.

Captain H. M. B. LAwford - Royal Fusiliers - of Trewern, Oswestry.

Lt. Claude C. Temple - Canadian Mounted Rifles - of Toronto Canada.

Lt. D. F. Hervye - Norfolk Regt. - of East Bilney hall, East Dereham.

Lt. Col. Sir R. B. N. Gunter - Staff.

George V Visits Women Munition Workers.

A Daimler Char-a-banc Run by Coal Gas.

Burberry Weatherproof Cavalry Coat - advert showing a soldier or officer on his horse.

Waring and Gillow Quilt Nos. 70 and 302 - hp advert.

Enos Fruit Salt - a half page advert with a small engraving by C. Charlton possibly

Duco Valve Stem Lubricators - small advert

RFC Badge Cigarette Case by J. C. Vickery - advert

Langham Steel Company: Hudson Closed Car - advert

Chess Problem by A. M. Sparke ©

Globeol and Urodonal Tonics - hp advert


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

Lens Bombardments – with caption article by Mr Philip Gibbs

Science Page - The Way to Save Fuel by F. L.

Motoring Page by W. W.

The Playhouses – with mention of "Topsy Turvy" at the Empire - Mister Robert Hale – Miss Ivy Shilling - Mr Fred Leslie - Mr Ralph Lynn – Miss Annie Croft – Miss Unity More – "Billeted" at the Royalty – Miss Tennyson Jesse – Captain Harwood – Miss Iris hoey – Mr Dennis Eadie – Miss Stella Jesse

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This is an original used antique WW1 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 front cover advertising page although this is detached (I have put it inside the pages). The back advertising cover is missing. There is age 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 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 two pages missing (one being the back advertising page), so 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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Product Code SOLD 9804
Weight 0.3kg