Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A new illustrated First World War One website was launched

recently by the Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN) featuring  archive material from the Illustrated London News - said to be  the world's first illustrated magazine. The site  presents  digitized pages from the Illustrated London News 1914-1918 and seven other  publications; a wealth of editorial features providing context for the source material; a timeline; a range of topics from “Animals and War” and “Trench Life” to “Sport and the War”; and a blog  by young historians appointed for the project.

Here is a fascinating image depicting Russia's fighting women drawn by Fortunino Matania, Italian artist, illustrator and war reporter. More can be read about Maria Bochkareva and the Battalion of Death at

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