The Wide World, True Stories of Adventure, April [Apr.] 1922, Vol. 48, No. 288: The Siege of Urfa


Abundant black and white illustrations and reproductions of photos. Features: The Last Fight of the Five Hundred - Part I - Events attending the siege and fall of Urfa where 500 French troops held out against the overwhelming force of Mustapha Kemal Pasha's rebel Kurds and Turks - article with photos; The World's Largest Ice Cavern - in the mountains of Tyrol in Austria - article with photos; The Three "Little People" of St. Gwendron - an odd story from the wilds of Cornwall involving the occult - article with photos; The World's Most Thrilling Sport - photo-illustrated article on the rock climbers of Tyrol; A Man's Luck - Part VII - a man tries to build an Alaska home for the girl of his dreams but keeps being jailed; The Loneliest Briton - Ernest Davies spent eight years in the Paumotus, three thousand miles from the nearest Australian or American ports; Photo of a thirty foot python; A Treasure-Hunt in the Land of Thirst - Part II - description of an exciting trip into the practically unknown region to the north of Cape Colony, sometimes called the "Mysterious Richtersveld"; Bill's First Lion - things didn't go as planned; The Man Who Fooled a Continent - "Lord Gordon Gordon" nearly brought about an international incident between Great Britain and the USA; A Film-Hunter on the Amazon - Part IV - documenting what was probably the most adventurous expedition ever undertaken in the interests of the movies; "Moonshine Valley" - account of a raid on a stronghold of moonshiners in Strawn, Texas; The Death-Trap - A Texas cowpuncher's night of horror; and more. pp. 8 [ads], [2] 444-528, 9-16 [ads]. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality vintage copy of this wonderful issue.

Title: The Wide World, True Stories of Adventure, April [Apr.] 1922, Vol. 48, No. 288: The Siege of Urfa

Author: Clements, Colin Campbell; Lavington, John; Vivian, Herbert; Rutzebeck, Hjalmar; Pound, Reginald; Cornell, Fred C.; Walmsley, Leo; Porter, G.C.; Saraiva, Propercia De Mello; Swan, H.E.; Fletcher, E.F.

Illustrator: de Walton, John; Somerfield, T.; Wood, Stanley, L.; Lane, Harry; Prater, E.; Hart, Frank; Carruthers, G.P.; Peddie, Tom; Woodville, W.P. Caton

Categories: Magazine Back Issues, Travel, Exploration & Adventure, Sport,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The International News Company: 1922

Binding: Single Issue Magazine

Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Seller ID: 346h5215

Keywords: Wide World Magazine, April 1922, Last Fight of the Five Hundred, siege of Urfa, French troops, Mustapha Kemal Pasha, Kurds, Turks, World's Largest Ice Cavern, Tyrol, Austria, The Three Little People of St. Gwendron, Cornwall, occult, World's Most Thrilling Sport, rock climbers, rock climbing, Tyrol, A Man's Luck, Alaska, The Loneliest Briton, Ernest Davies, Paumotus, thirty foot python, Treasure-Hunt in the Land of Thirst, Mysterious Richtersveld, Bill's First Lion, The Man Who Fooled a Continent, Lord Gordon Gordon, A Film-Hunter on the Amazon, movie, Moonshine Valley, raid, moonshiners, Strawn, Texas, The Death-Trap,