WORLD WAR I A collection of upwards of 450 press photographs depicting all aspects of the War, including battlefields, aftermath of fighting, prisoners of war, hospital wards, troop entertainments, official occasions, activities on the home front, etc., covering in particular the Western Front, and the campaign in Serbia, Salonica and Mesopotamia
Lot 220
WORLD WAR I A collection of upwards of 450 press photographs depicting all aspects of the War, including battlefields, aftermath of fighting, prisoners of war, hospital wards, troop entertainments, official occasions, activities on the home front, etc., covering in particular the Western Front, and the campaign in Serbia, Salonica and Mesopotamia
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 13,733) inc. premium

Lot Details
WORLD WAR I
A collection of upwards of 450 press photographs depicting all aspects of the War, including battlefields, aftermath of fighting, prisoners of war, hospital wards, troop entertainments, official occasions, activities on the home front, etc., covering in particular the Western Front, and the campaign in Serbia, Salonica and Mesopotamia, most stamped with photography agent details ("Central News", "L.N.A. Photo", "Newspaper Illustrated Ltd", "French Official Photographers", etc.) with captions pasted on verso, most approximately 200 x 250mm., [c.1914-1916]

Footnotes

  • A large collection of press photographs conveying the horrors of war (prisoners, destruction, hospital wards, etc.), and the moments of light relief (Private Sharp dressed as "Fatima, a favourite wife"; Germans in West Africa riding camels in the "Afghan Grand National"; "Tiny" the donkey being revived with a cup of tea; 26th Divisional Train playing football on Christmas day, etc.). Illustrated image "Brine Baths [at Droitwich] Cure Shell Shock and other War Ailments of our Suffering Soldiers".
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