'The famous 4 days retreat from Mons'
'The famous 4 days retreat from Mons.' How the wounded helped the wounded between Le Cateau and Landrecies. 'With the British Army on the Western Front' - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere. . Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time, his wartime work was immensely popular and appeared in nearly every major news magazine, Allied, Neutral and Central Powers alike. Literally tens of millions of readers saw wartime events through the medium of Matania's weekly illustrations and, as such, he played an important role in defining people's mental image of what Great War battlefield scenes and soldiers looked like. Date: August 1914
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Caricature of A W Pinero, John Hare and W H Kendal
Caricature of A W Pinero (left, 1855-1934), John Hare (centre, 1844-1921) and William Hunter Kendal (right, 1843-1917), toasting the success of Pinero's play, The Squire, at St James's Theatre, London. The controversy over its plot being based on Thomas Hardy's novel, Far From the Madding Crowd, helped to boost ticket sales.
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RFC after reconnaissance work on Western Front, WW1
The pilot and observer of a Royal Flying Corps aeroplane are helped back to their rest quarters after returning from a reconnaissance mission over the Western Front. The Sphere magazine reports that, "The effect of rarefied atmosphere, however, passes off rapidly after a good sleep." Note the plane's camera held in the hand of one of the soldiers. Date: 1916
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