London. The Graphic. 10-27- 1917.
Weekly illustrated news magazine, 16 x 11 1/2 inches, pp. 501-532 (complete) plus 4 pp. front and rear covers. Double-page black and white map titled "Wearing down the Hun" depicting "the whole British Front at important stages of our operations since the opening of the Somme offensive in July, 1916. Full page illustration depicting German Zeppelins with sarcastic heading reading "Huge gas-bags that have come to grief." The illustration features nine images of Zeppelins, dating from 1900 through 1917 (the L50 Class). Verso features a full-page illustration titled "Better than Zeppelins: The British De Havilland 4 Biplane" featuring three of the planes in flight, presumably on a bombing mission. Text reports that Britain "has made up its mind to repay the Germans 'with compound interest.'" Full page photo on magazine's front page features Lloyd George, and his pledge to the British people: "Keep Steadfast and We Will Win." Additional illustrations devoted to the war effort. Covers separated from text block of magazine; text block overall good clean condition. Unsigned articles focusing on diverse engagements of the War in Europe, 1917-1918, with emphasis on aircraft. Black and white photo-illustrated throughout, with accompanying cartographic plates. Item #55628