The Illustrated War News, Number 21, Dec. 30, 1914 by Various | Project Gutenberg

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Christmas [30th December] 1914 edition of the Illustrated War News, published from the beginning of the conflict by the Illustrated London News.

Illustrations:
1. ONE OF THE BRITISH SHIPS WHICH SANK VON SPEE’S SQUADRON OFF THE FALKLANDS: THE BATTLE-CRUISER “INVINCIBLE”]
2. SPOKESMAN OF FRENCH DETERMINATION: M. VIVIANI, PREMIER OF FRANCE.
3. APPOINTED COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF AT THE NORE: ADMIRAL CALLAGHAN.
4. GERMAN PRAISE OF THE BRITISH SOLDIER: GENERAL VON HEERINGEN.
5. CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ON A BRITISH WAR-SHIP: EVERGREENS FOR THE MASTHEAD.
6. THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE GRAND FLEET AT SEA: ADMIRAL JELLICOE.
7. A GERMAN ISLAND ADDED TO THE EMPIRE BY THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES: READING THE BRITISH PROCLAMATION AT RABAUL, NEU POMMERN.
8. THE AIR-RAID ON GERMAN WAR-SHIPS OFF CUXHAVEN: BRITISH SEA-PLANES, SISTERS TO THOSE WHICH TOOK PART IN THE BRILLIANT EXPLOIT.
9. MUCH USED AGAINST SOUTH AFRICAN REBELS: A TRUCK OF AN ARMOURED TRAIN, AT BLOEMFONTEIN.
10. MEN WHO UNDERGO GREAT HARDSHIPS IN THEIR PURSUIT OF REBELS: A BIVOUAC OF SOUTH AFRICAN LOYALISTS.
11. WHERE “REGIMENTS HAD BEEN RAISED AS IF BY A WIZARD’S WAND”: GENERAL SMUTS SPEAKING AT JOHANNESBURG.
12. AMENITIES OF MOLE WARFARE SATIRISED: A FRENCH CARICATURIST’S SKIT ON THE “LUXURIES” OF LIFE IN THE TRENCHES.
13. TYPICAL OF THOSE USED BY GERMAN AIR-CRAFT DURING THE WAR: A BOMB RECENTLY DROPPED FROM AN AEROPLANE INTO WARSAW.
14. A PRINCELY INDIAN GIFT: MOTOR-AMBULANCES PRESENTED TO THE KING FOR THE FORCES BY THE MAHARAJA SCINDIA OF GWALIOR.
15. SHELLED, BURNED OUT, AND FINALLY TAKEN BY STORM: ALL THAT REMAINS OF THE FAMOUS CHÂTEAU OF VERMELLES.
16. RULER OF EGYPT, THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE: SULTAN HUSSEIN I.
17. THE ROUTED AUSTRIAN COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: FIELD-MARSHAL POTIOREK.
18. THE ACCUSATIONS OF OUTRAGE AND BREACHES OF THE LAWS OF WAR BY GERMANY: THE BRITISH COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY.
19. “DRIVEN ASHORE AND BURNT”: THE “EMDEN” BEACHED ON NORTH KEELING ISLAND, AND A BOATLOAD OF PRISONERS COMING AWAY.
20. BEFORE THEY ESCAPED IN “A LEAKING SHIP”: THE “EMDEN’S” LANDING-PARTY, WHO SAW THEIR SHIP DESTROYED (ON COCOS ISLANDS).
21. SUBMARINE LAMPS AS PILOTS: HARBOUR CHANNELS OUTLINED IN UNDER-WATER LIGHTS.
22. COMPRESSED AIR FOR “PLUGGING” HOLED SHIPS: AN INTERESTING NAVAL EXPERIMENT.
23. CHRISTMAS DAY ON BOARD SHIP IN THE NORTH SEA: THE CAPTAIN GOING ROUND THE MESSES “TASTING THE MEN’S DINNER.”
24. BLINDFOLDED BY A SACK: A SUSPECT BROUGHT THROUGH THE FRENCH LINES.
25. SPORT AT THE FRONT: BRITISH OFFICERS WITH A “BAG” OF PARTRIDGE AND HARE.
26. AT FRANCIS JOSEPH’S FEET FOR LESS THAN A FORTNIGHT: BELGRADE (SINCE RETAKEN BY THE SERBIANS) ENTERED BY THE AUSTRIANS.
27. A GERMAN DREAM OF EMPIRE ENDS IN SMOKE: TSING-TAU SET ON FIRE BY SHELLS FROM JAPANESE HEAVY ARTILLERY.
28. IN THE BATTERIES AGAINST TSING-TAU: A JAPANESE SIEGE-GUN GETTING THE ORDER BY TELEPHONE TO OPEN FIRE.
29. HAND-GRENADES SHOT FROM A GUN!–THE AARSEN GRENADE-GUN BEING LOADED.
30. HAND-GRENADES SHOT FROM A GUN!–AARSEN GRENADES BURSTING IN THE OPEN.
31. READY FOR THE TURKISH ARMY SENT “TO DELIVER EGYPT”! A BRITISH ENTRENCHED CAMP ON THE SUEZ CANAL.
32. THE MOST POPULAR FRENCH HEROINE OF ’70: JULIETTE DODU (WHO DIED THE OTHER DAY) PARDONED FOR HER GREAT BRAVERY.
33. THE AUSTRIAN DÉBÂCLE: A DISASTROUS MARCH UNDER CONTINUAL SHELL-FIRE FROM SERBIAN ARTILLERY.
34. THE AUSTRIAN DÉBÂCLE: A DISASTROUS MARCH UNDER CONTINUAL
SHELL-FIRE FROM SERBIAN ARTILLERY.
35. A GERMAN POSSESSION ADDED TO THE BRITISH EMPIRE BY THE AUSTRALIAN FORCES: THE OCCUPATION OF NEU POMMERN (NEW BRITAIN).
36. THE NEUTRALITY OF THE SCANDINAVIAN POWERS: THE KINGS OF NORWAY, SWEDEN, AND DENMARK, WHO MET IN CONFERENCE AT MALMO.
37. THE ENEMY AS PORTRAYED BY HIMSELF ON CHALK: THE GERMAN SOLDIER-CAVEMAN AS ARTIST IN THE AISNE QUARRIES.
38. THE ENEMY AS PORTRAYED BY HIMSELF ON CHALK: THE GERMAN SOLDIER-CAVEMAN AS ARTIST IN THE AISNE QUARRIES.
39. AS LEFT BY THE TRAITOR, DE WET: THE UNION JACK THE REBEL LEADER TORE AND TRAMPLED UPON AT WINBURG.
40. “GLORY TO THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN!” MEN OF THE HEROIC FRENCH ARMY WHO HAVE DIED FOR EUROPEAN FREEDOM.
41. DEFENDING OUR EAST COAST FROM INVADERS: ENTRENCHMENTS OF THE TYPE USED AT THE FRONT, ON THE CLIFFS.
42. CHRISTMAS WITH THE GERMAN ARMY, ACCORDING TO A GERMAN PAPER; THE ARRIVAL FROM HOME OF GIFTS FOR THE TROOPS.
43. UNDERGROUND, WITH GRAMOPHONE, WHITE TABLE-COVER, AND FLOWERS: FRENCH SOLDIERS IN A “HOME-LIKE” BOMB-PROOF TRENCH.
44. HEADQUARTERS UNDERGROUND: THE BRAIN OF THE BRITISH ARMY WORKING IN A SUBTERRANEAN ROOM, SAFE FROM SHELL-FIRE.
45. AFTER THE ENEMY HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO COME WITHIN POINT-BLANK RANGE OF THEIR SILENT FOE.
46. RUSSIAN INFANTRY SMASHING A GERMAN NIGHT-ATTACK IN MASSED COLUMNS, IN A BATTLE ON THE VISTULA.
47. SHIPS THE BRITISH NAVY MIGHT HAVE HAD! FREAKS OF MARINE ARCHITECTURE THAT HAVE NOT BEEN OFFICIALLY ADOPTED.
48. SHIPS THE BRITISH, AND THE GERMAN, NAVY MIGHT HAVE HAD! DESIGNS BY THE KAISER AND OTHER NAVAL THEORISTS.
49. EXPERTS IN CLOSE-QUARTER FIGHTING: SIBERIAN INFANTRYMEN IN THEIR FIELD-SERVICE EQUIPMENT AT WARSAW.
50. THE LETTER HOME: A BRITISH SOLDIER WRITING IN A LOFT OVER A COW-SHED “SOMEWHERE NEAR THE FRONT.”
51. SERBIA’S GREAT TRIUMPH: AUSTRIAN PRISONERS; HONOURING THE DEAD: AND SERBIAN WOMEN HELPING WITH THE GUNS.
52. SERBIAN WOMEN IN THE FIELD WITH THEIR MEN: PEASANTS BRINGING A WOUNDED SOLDIER TO THE DRESSING-TENT.
53. WITH “SPIT” HELD BY RIFLES, A SPADE, AND A COUPLE OF STICKS: COOKING THE CHRISTMAS GEESE AT THE FRONT.
54. CHRISTMAS AT THE FRONT: BRITISH SOLDIERS BRINGING IN MISTLETOE.
55. TRYING A BRITISH DAINTY! A FRENCH SOLDIER EATING CHRISTMAS PUDDING.
56. A MISSING LONDONER! AN ENGLISH M.E.T. MOTOR-‘BUS IN THE HANDS OF THE GERMANS AND PUT TO USE BY THEM.
57. WEAPONS OF GREY “MOLES,” AT TSING-TAU: A LAND-MINE AND EMERGENCY HAND-GRENADES CAPTURED FROM THE GERMANS.
58. IN SHELTERS SUGGESTING A ROW OF MINIATURE RAILWAY-ARCHES! GERMANS IN THEIR “RABBIT-WARRENS” IN THE ARGONNE.
59. LIEUTENANT THE PRINCE OF WALES, AIDE-DE-CAMP TO SIR JOHN FRENCH, AT THE
FRONT: H.R.H. DRIVING HIS OWN CAR, WITH PRINCE ALEXANDER OF TECK AS
PASSENGER.

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