The Wide World - The Magazine for Everybody, April (Apr.) 1918, No. 240, Vol. XL: I Fired the First Shot For Britain in the War (WWI)


Pages 442-528 plus 24 pages of ads. Features: The Strange Case of Sergeant Pron - a story of the French Foreign Legion; Turned into a Pillar of Salt - a salt-miner becomes lost in his mine; Mysterious Fish with Strange Arabic Inscriptions - photo and brief write-up of fish caught at Zanzibar ; A Woman's Journey Across Africa - Part I - Eva J. Jordan's amazing journey through mysterious Africa, this part dealing with Uganda (with photos); How I Fired the First Shot for Britain in the Great War - Trooper William Craig, of the 4th Dragoon Guards was also the first British soldier to bring down a Uhlan; Chased by Bees - while observing apes E.F. Martin unknowingly disturbed a nest; In the Clutches of a Boa-Constrictor - adventure in Rhodesia; With the British Armoured Cars in Russia - Part II - a stirring account of their work and adventures, with great photos; The House of a Hundred Rooms - Part II - Chinese Tong-men and gamblers operated a building in Philadelphia's tenderloin district which had secret cellars and dungeons which were put to diabolical uses; My Adventures in the World War, Part IV - famous war correspondent E. Ashmead-Bartlett offers startling and thrilling contributions; The Mystery of the "Haunted Hills" - a strange story from Australia's Queensland bush; The Soldier Samson of the Italian Alps - photo-illustrated tales of an incredibly strong soldier in an Italian Alpini battalion (with photo of him lifting five men!); Human Tanks - An Ingenious Body Shield invented by Italian troops; The Papuan Chief's "Revenge" - intereseting photo-illustrated story; Some African Fashions - humorous illustrations; Arctic Painter's Thrilling Adventures - M. Borissof became lost along the northern shores of Nova Zembla and nearly died (with photo of his studio); Photo of Indian chief Wa-Ha-Gunta who just turned 134 years old!; and more. Average external wear. Bit of writing on front cover and Table of Contents. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this great vintage issue.

Title: The Wide World - The Magazine for Everybody, April (Apr.) 1918, No. 240, Vol. XL: I Fired the First Shot For Britain in the War (WWI)

Author: Martyn, F.; O'Shaughnessy, W.; Jordan, E.; Craig, W.; Martin, E.; Patterson, W.; Ashmeead-Bartlett, E.; Beattie, S.; et al

Illustrator: Prater, Ernest; Skelton, J.R.; Holloway, W.H.; Wood, Stanley L.; Evison, H.; Gillett, Frank; Soper, George; Prater, Ernest

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

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The International New Company: 1918

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Good

Type: Magazine

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 123h0556

Keywords: The Wide World - The Magazine for Everybody, April (Apr.) 1918, No. 240, Vol. XL: I Fired the First Shot For Britain in the War (WWI) Strange Case of Sergeant Pron - a story of the French Foreign Legion; Turned into a Pillar of Salt - a salt-miner becomes lost in his mine; Mysterious Fish with Strange Arabic Inscriptions - photo and brief write-up of fish caught at Zanzibar ; A Woman's Journey Across Africa - Part I - Eva J. Jordan's amazing journey through mysterious Africa, this part dealing with Uganda (with photos); How I Fired the First Shot for Britain in the Great War - Trooper William Craig, of the 4th Dragoon Guards was also the first British soldier to bring down a Uhlan; Chased by Bees - while observing apes E.F. Martin unknowingly disturbed a nest; In the Clutches of a Boa-Constrictor - adventure in Rhodesia; With the British Armoured Cars in Russia - Part II - a stirring account of their work and adventures, with great photos; The House of a Hundred Rooms - Part II - Chinese Tong-men and gamblers operated a building in Philadelphia's tenderloin district which had secret cellars and dungeons which were put to diabolical uses; My Adventures in the World War, Part IV - famous war correspondent E. Ashmead-Bartlett offers startling and thrilling contributions; The Mystery of the "Haunted Hills" - a strange story from Australia's Queensland bush; The Soldier Samson of the Italian Alps - photo-illustrated tales of an incredibly strong soldier in an Italian Alpini battalion (with photo of him lifting five men!); Human Tanks - An Ingenious Body Shield invented by Italian troops; The Papuan Chief's "Revenge" - intereseting photo-illustrated story; Some African Fashions - humorous illustrations; Arctic Painter's Thrilling Adventures - M. Borissof became lost along the northern shores of Nova Zembla and nearly died (with photo of his studio); Photo of Indian chief Wa-Ha-Gunta who just turned 134 years Old,