of my World War One material is either by H. D. Girdwood, an English company,
who sold their views under the trade name 'Realistic Travels' and concentrated
on the British troops and UK market, or Keystone which concentrated on
US troops, the U.S. market, and entered the war with the U.S. in 1917.
Due to the high gloss and exaggerated curve, the Keystone views do not
scan very well. They will therefore almost all be of far higher quality
than they appear on the screen. The Keystone views all have a full text
description on the back - the Realistic Travels views do not.
Please click here for a high quality scan which gives a true indication of the quality.
Girdwood's views have more immediacy and action. They were issued in sets of between 50 and 500 views so the numbering sequence is pretty muddled. Customers could also pick out the views they required and so a box or collection may have non-sequential numbering. They come on Underwood-type mounts or on lighter mounts with curved or beveled edges. These are interchangeable and most views appear on both types of mount.
These are ALL condition 8, 9 or 10 and priced at $8 each unless otherwise mentioned.
'Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, formerly Austria-Hungary - Scene of murder of Crown
Prince which started the flame which engulfed all Europe'.
reserves, on their way up into action, pass a badly crippled tank in the
crossing the desert sands on their way from Swakopmund to the front'.
feeling their way through the forests of East Africa'.
columns bring up an endless stream of shells to the ever-devouring guns'.
up branches of trees to mask our guns from enemy aviators'.
brigade with luggage and supplies moving up'.
of the Royal Horse Artillery thundering through a French village'.
'Convoy and caterpillar
bringing up guns and ammunition over flooded roads'.
coming up to support a hard-pressed point of the line'.
devoted cavalry skilfully cover the retreat of the infantry before the
Hun advance on Amiens'.
and Military Police starting off to raid a den of spies'.
battalion passing through a French village on their way to the trenches'.
gallent fighters charging over a pontoon bridge constructed in four hours'.
of Allenby's cavalry worn out in the critical fighting at Ypres, recuperates
behind the line'.
of Field Artillery crossing a bridge at eventide'.
battalion, recently arrived, drilling on a Flanders farm'.
turning off a road to rest and water their horses'.
Condition 7 (slight marks).
up with the French 75s during attack at Threpval Ridge, we pass Huns taken
in the wonder work'.
Territorials passing a ruined house on the shell-swept La Bassee Road'.
Manchesters crossing a French farm on their way back from the trenches'.
and dusty; Leicesters passing an estaminet on their way to the trenches'.
Condition. Stain on left image.
troops who did splendid work at St Mihiel salient arrive at New York escorted
splendid cavalry ready to exploit any advantage gained by infantry attacks'.
Clearer than scan and in original condition.
African infantry entraining at Cape Town en route to East Africa'.
long march through torrid heat to Bagdad'.
the Star and Crescent - Infantry of the Sultan's army so dramatically defeated
troops defeated by Allenby in the outlying hills, retreat through Jerusalem
by the Jaffa Gate'.
new "Watch on the Rhine" set by the Allies; British troops crossing Cologne
Regiment training for service in G. East'.
inspected by C.O. before embarkation'.
Battalion marching over a bridge on the way to the trenches'.
of Uncle Sam's sailors, training station, Great Lakes, Ill'.
old and new. French cavalry and army airplane'.
army of occupation on the Rhine near Ehrenbreitstein'.
cavalry ready for battle on the Balkan plains'. Slight marks in sky on
of the Aisne - Ammunition wagons shifting to new position'.
troops crossing the Marne by pontoon bridge'.
of the Aisne. French infantry transferring to left wing'.
cavalry horses swimming river in northern France'.
To page two - Troops at rest
To page three - Transport
To page four - Guns and gunners
To page five - In the trenches, over the top, fixed defenses, communications, materiel
To page six - Battle scenes
To page seven - Battlefield landscapes, prisoners
To page eight - Miscellaneous and war damage
To page nine - The wounded, the fallen, war graves
To page ten - Officers, victory parades
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