The Wide World, The Magazine for Everybody, February [Feb.] 1919, Vol. 42, No. 250: Behind the Scenes in Russia


Abundant black and white illustrations and reproductions of photos. Features: Behind the Scenes in Russia - Part VI - Robert Wilton, a British War Correspondent on the Eastern Front, recounts his experiences, tells the true story of the tragic end of Rasputin, and discusses claims that the Czar is alive - article with photos of the Czar, his family, and Rasputin; The Most Savage of Beasts - John A. Jordan describes the strange tactics and danger of hunting the African Buffalo; A Hero of the Soudan - How the first Civilian's Victoria Cross was won by Sergeant J.J. Farmer - article with photo; My Niggers - humorous account of the writer's experiences of Gyppies at a camp along the Suez Canal; My Wanderings in Little-Known Angola - interesting article with many excellent photos; The Mechanically-Minded Skipper - Tobias Meddling of the 8-thousand ton ship Peerless; Capturing Seventy-Nine Germans Single-Handed - Canadian officer Captain MacDowell tricked Germans into surrendering at Vimy Ridge; The Battle for the Lake - German warships are ousted from the great inland sea in Central Africa, Tanganyika; Our Grizzly Bear Record - Francis Dickie and his companion set a new world's record for killing Grizzly bears in the Canadian Rockies - article with photos; Pipe Town - where Brier pipes are made for the "Tommies" and the "Poilus" - article with excellent photos; A "Rice Wedding" in Java - fascinating photo-illustrated article; Some Strange Escapes From Germany - Part I - how prisoners of war escaped from the Germans in WWI; My Escape From Russia - Madame Semenoff describes her escape from Petrograd after the Bolsheviks took over; Canada's Water Miracle - The Bassano Dam, the world's longest, built in Alberta, Canada - article with excellent photos; The Zulu Love Medicine - Part I - a member of the Natal Mounted Police describes how an Englishman was murdered by a Zulu medicine-man and accomplices so a portion of the body could be used to make an effective love medicine; and more. pp. 8 [ads], [3], 268-352, 9-16 [ads]. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A quality vintage copy of this wonderful issue.

Title: The Wide World, The Magazine for Everybody, February [Feb.] 1919, Vol. 42, No. 250: Behind the Scenes in Russia

Author Name: Wilton, Robert; Jordan, John A.; Dickie, Francis J.; Holden, Lieut. J. Railton; McBride, Mrs. Harry A.; Cowie, J.S.; Martin, Stuart; Koppel, Harwood; Dickie, Francis J.; St. Lawrence, Bernard; Semenoff, Mme.; Shepstone, Harold J.

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

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The International News Company: 1919

Binding: Single Issue Magazine

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 346H5211

Keywords: Wide World Magazine, February 1919, Russian Revolution, Behind the Scenes in Russia, Robert Wilton, British War Correspondent, Eastern Front, WWI, world war 1914-1918, Rasputin, Czar, John A. Jordan, African Buffalo, A Hero of the Soudan, Victoria Cross, Sergeant J.J. Farmer, Gyppies, Egypt, Angola, Tobias Meddling, Captain MacDowell, German surrender, Vimy Ridge, German warships, Tanganyika, Grizzly Bear hunting, Francis Dickie, world's record, Canadian Rockies, Pipe Town, Brier pipes - manufacturing, Tommies, Poilus, Rice Wedding, Java, POW Escapes - Germany, WWI, My Escape From Russia, Madame Semenoff, escape from Petrograd, Russian Revolution, Bolsheviks, Bassano Dam, Alberta, Canada, Zulu Love Medicine, Natal Mounted Police, Zulu Medicine-man,