The First World War in pictures

Illustrated First World War based on images from the Illustrated London News

Illustrated First World War based on images from the Illustrated London News

This one-off First World War magazine is based on images from The Illustrated London News, but also has images from Illustrated War News, Sphere, Sketch, Tatler, Bystander, Graphic and Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News.

The main cover illustration, ‘Goodbye Old Friend’, is part of a drawing by Fortunino Matania, which was published in black-and-white as a spread in the Illustrated London News and was one of the famous images of the time.

The publisher has also put many of the First World War images online. These magazines published many of the most famous cartoonists such as Bruce Bairnsfather, Alfred Leete and Annie Fish. The site has special pages on topics such as the Christmas truce and Father Christmas in propoganda.

The magazine costs £6.99 and £1.40 from every issue goes to the Royal British Legion.

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