Het Leven Geïllustreerd – or Life Illustrated - was a Dutch weekly that was published from 1906 to 1941. The magazine went for sensational content, with plenty of space for horrific murder cases, titillating sex scandals and photographs of scantily dressed women.
The kind of material often found on the pages of Het Leven (1932)
In 1940 after the Germans had occupied Holland the company fired its Jewish staff in an attempt to by-pass German regulations. The occupiers, however, embargoed the magazine the following year and that was the end of Het Leven.
Despite its politically incorrect not to say unacceptable credentials, the magazine was actually a forerunner of the many photojournalistic publications that proliferated after WW II. More to the point it actually bothered to include several reports on Gibraltar over the years. I am not certain whether they bought material from elsewhere or used their own photographers. Whatever the case, I have added below several examples that appeared on the pages of the Magazine over the years. the photographers are generally unknown.
The Prince of Wales chatting with a Moorish Leader in Gibraltar (1912)
A Monitor type warship near Gibraltar (1925)
A view of the Rock from the Spanish road to La Línea (1926)
Herman Sorgel's fantastic plan to dam the Straits of Gibraltar 1 (1933 )
Herman Sorgel's fantastic plan to dam the Straits of Gibraltar 2 (1933 )
The Naval Football Ground from the Boulevard 1 (1937)
The Naval Football Ground from the Boulevard 2 (1937)
The Naval Football Ground from the Boulevard (Crop) (1937)
Warships entering Gibraltar Harbour (1937)
Bus stop and clock dome shelter near the market place ( 1937 )
Fence across the Neutral Ground – taken from the British side (1940)
Fence across the Neutral Ground with Spanish Bunker – taken from the British side (1940)
Spanish Guard carrying out a search on a Spanish worker at the frontier (1940)
Spanish Guardias Spanish road to La Línea