ANZAC Day – 25 April

Posted on April 24th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

To mark ANZAC Day, here’s an interesting story from ‘The Western Daily Press’ of October 1916, regarding the plethora of marriage proposals that ANZAC soldiers received during World War One.

33 marriage proposals to one soldier – we think that must be some sort of record!

historical newspaper story about ANZAC day

Western Daily Press – Saturday 21 October 1916

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000264/19161021/063/0007

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