Le Miroir 1918-1923
Le Miroir 1918-1923. 1918-23. The French newspaper le Miroir (The Mirror) covers commenced in 1910 and continued until 1920. It then became le Miroir des Sports in mid 1920. Each weekly issue generally consisted of 16 pages. The content is mostly superb photographs, supplemented by editorial and extensive photo captions. Australia and Australians are also featured.
14 Issues of Le Miroir - between June 1918 and February 1920
This is a wonderful photographic record of the final year of the Great War and its aftermath. An interesting example includes: Aumonier d' un Bataillon d'Ecossais Canadiens, it s'entretient avec un sold at (Chaplain of a Canadian Scottish battalion speaks with a soldier). While it focuses on the end of the War, other topics are covered such as: le "Grand Canyon" du Colorado (the Grand Canyon of Colorado).
19 Issues of Le Miroir Des Sports - between June 1921 to October 1923
The contents include reports on soccer, the Olympics, boxing, athletics, rugby, tennis, cycling, motor racing, hockey, swimming etc. Each issue is illustrated with superb contemporary photographic images on all sports of an international, European and French interest. Among the items included are preparation for the 1924 Paris Olympics and reports on various sports and issues in the lead up to the games, the Tour de France (cycling), English and European soccer action, the first inflatable bicycle tyres by Dunlop, Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller - the best in the world ( he later became Tarzan). Jack Dempsey v Georges Carpentier ("fight of the century" - boxing), All Blacks v England at Twickenham. In addition there are images & reports on numerous other sports including American football & baseball at that time. A fascinating and wonderful collection.
The newspaper is in French. Searches will have to be conducted in that language. Using Internet translators such as http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt may assist.
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