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depicted on magic lantern slides.

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
Henry Louis Mencken, American journalist.
 



War is of all times. This beautiful magic lantern slide in a wooden frame is depicting Roman warriors and is entitled 'The Battlefield'. The wooden frame is impressed with the text 'M.C.LILLEY & CO. COLUMBUS OHIO'.
The frame measures 4" x 7 " (10 x 18 cm) and is about 0.25" (6 mm) thick.


 


 

Set of twelve magic lantern slides showing military scenes.


 
 
     
These 12 long glass magic lantern slides are made by Jean Schoenner of Nuremburg and are 2 3/4 inches tall and 8 3/4 inches long (7 x 22.3 cm). The slides are not numbered. You can see the trade mark J.S. on all the slides; sometimes however hard to find. Though the slides are protected by a cover glass there is some water water damage in the sky area. This is not annoying during the projection, but even gives the sky a better, more broken cloud look.

 
The Heroes of the Victoria Cross.

The Victoria Cross is the highest military decoration awarded for valour to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories.
 
A set of twelve square coloured magic lantern slides made by Theobald & Co., England and sold by, among others, Millikin & Lawley, London.



    

Kriegs-Bilder.
War Scenes.

Twelve slides in a characteristic wooden box made by an unknown manufacturer and depicting scenes of World War I. Sizes: 20 x 6 cm.
 
Before and after the Battle.
 

The Russo-Japanese War.

The Junior Lecturers' Series was produced by W. Butcher & Sons, London (1870-1906) under the trade name of Primus. The slides were sold as a set of eight in a cardboard box. The prize of each set was initially about two shillings but at the end of World War I the price had more than doubled. Size of the slides: 8,2 x 8,2 cm (3 1/4" x 3 1/4").

The set dealt with a lot of topics, varying from comical children's stories and fairy tales to....... visual descriptions of great wars. The last mentioned are classified under the series B, which were accompanied by a sheet of paper with the accompanying texts. They consisted of multiple parts of eight slides a box.

The series contains slides on the Boer War (5 parts 701-705, see here) and the set shown below on the war between Russia and Japan (2 parts 727-728), from 1904-1905, the first great war of the twentieth century.
 

 
Set of 12 long magic lantern slides of the German manufacturer Ernst Plank

showing various military related images including battles. Two slides show important generals and leaders of that era. Other slides show scenes from the China War, the Boer War, the Russian Japanese War and others.



























 
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