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.
are ALL condition 8, 9 or 10 and priced at $8 each unless otherwise mentioned.
'A Serbian rest camp, back of front line trenches in the Balkans'.
resting in a wood responds to urgent summons to a threatened point at Ypres'.
'Camp of French artillerymen. Enjoying well-earned rest from trench warfare'.
our fighting forces on the Western front'.
officers planning an attack and giving orders for the day's "straf"'.
filling their water bottles at a town pump before going into the trenches'.
result of a bombardment; shell craters and building wrecked by German shells'.
weeks of weary fighting for the fateful Menin road, the victors and the
vanquished both happy'.
the "Young Guards" before their departure for garrison duty on the Rhine'.
Condition. Slight damage to title.
mount receives first attention. Carrying water from nearby rivulets'.
mount receives first attention. Carrying water from nearby rivulet'.
enjoy a bathe after a long day's march; crocodiles make the rivers too
dangerous'. (Not France then!).
of many miles of field kitchens'.
Army hut. Always at the Front with our Doughboys. Rhine Frontier'.
for Doughboys - Montabaur on the Rhine'. Slight surface deposit at top
of left image.
food at movable kitchen in ruined Curlu on the Somme'.
kitchens. 21 ranges each burning cord of wood daily - Brest, France'.
scene in the social room of a Y.M.C.A. camp hut'.
for the "Abandon Ship" drill. U.S. soldiers with life belts adjusted'.
Labyrinth, Arras, taken in deadly hand-to-hand fighting, proves a haven
of rest to our weary men'.
in process of ???, an arbour made from branches of trees, timber
the effect of German bombardment of a French village'.
of our two million fighters ready for home, Brest, France'.
church parade (Manchesters in foreground)'.
Condition. Both images badly split.
at American Bridgehead Boundary, Montabaur on the Rhine'.
of the 89th Div., resting before review. Treves, Germany'.
Division Headquarters at the Front'.
answer to the Kaiser - 3,000 of America's millions eager to fight for democracy'.
forest of bayonets. Russian troops on review'.
mud-splashed Lewis machine gunners at the junction of the Belgian and our
hour in a quiet spot out of range of enemy shells'.
front-line trenches, stretcher bearers removing a wounded officer picked
off by German sniper'.
of Pathans playing on a French farm'.
Condition. Slight white fault across r/h image.
of an ammunition column feeding the mules'.
tea under difficulties; each man carries his own protection against bees
(yup - bees!)'
African gunners with their pet zebra in East Africa'.
gallant defenders of the Nile awaiting orders, Egypt'.
reserves awaiting orders to move up to their new positions on the slopes
of Cape Hellas'.
troops from invading columns refresh themselves at a waterfall'.
camp in a dry country, British camp swamped by rising river'.
morning camp fires and breakfast in the Persian Gulf'.
Rest" - Naval Training Station'.
of officers practicing the "short point stab". American Army Camp, USA'.
boys in France learning to correctly use gas masks'.
Heart of the Nation - Every Mother's Son ready to do his duty. Calisthenics
in the Army'.
keeps our soldiers healthy. Daily sunning of equipment'.
at Camp Devens, boys on hillside writing letters, Ayer, Mass.'. Slight
crease at bottom of right image.
baseball in Germany. US Army occupation of the Rhine'.
soldiers on the west bank of the Rhine in the occupied region, Germany.'.
Slight deposit at top of left image.
an airplane combat over the Italian lines'.
reserves in the Balkan mountains, awaiting orders to advance'.
Highland Regiment of the British Army marching through Boulogne'.
of Cuirassler Guards marching on the Parade Ground, Berlin, Germany'.
Colonial (Morocco) Cavalry in Paris'.
48th Highlanders in Toronto'.
German Soldiers lined up on Review'. Slight damage to edge of mount.
bout among Our Boys on Transport Returning from France'.
the strenuous war days - American Boys enjoying a Rhine excursion'.
To page one - Troops on the move
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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