The Press: War Weeklies

World War I was hardly three weeks old when one William Ewert Berry, publisher of a modest group of British journals, came out with a weekly picture magazine: War Illustrated. Before the War ended and the Illustrated died, it had a circulation of 750,000 (record for its day) made Berry rich and helped earn him a knighthood. Editor was husky 43-year-old John Hammerton.

Last week World War II found War Illustrated back on the streets of London after a lapse of 20 years. Publisher was William Ewert Berry, now Lord Camrose, proprietor of a...

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