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To mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting during the First World War, throughout 2018, we are tweeting a historical newspaper front page from the same date 100 years ago. We’re delving into the British Newspaper Archive to bring you the daily news as it was reported a century ago, during one of the most momentous years in history. Follow us on Twitter and look for #1918Newspapers to stay up-to-date each day or keep track via our specially-designed tweet wall below.

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Guest Post – How pupils from the High School of Dundee connected with the First World War, by Niall Joss

We are delighted this week to feature a very special blog post from the High School of Dundee, written by Niall Joss, which explores how pupils connected with the First World War through the British Newspaper Archive and a war memorial. How did the British Newspaper Archive and a war memorial inspire primary school children to connect with the First World War? With the centenary of the end of First World War just passed, how can children born in the

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 149,524 pages to The Archive. We have updated seven of our existing titles, with updates to Lloyd’s List, late twentieth century pages from the Perthshire Advertiser, as well as further additions to the New Ross Standard and the Liverpool Echo. We also have exciting updates this week to our special cinema publication, The Bioscope. This week’s updated pages cover the years 1911 to 1913, spanning the early days of commercial cinema. Consequently, by delving into these newly added pages of The Bioscope, one

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 118,516 new pages to The Archive. We have added one new title, the New Ross Standard, published in County Wexford, and we have additions to five of our existing titles, including one of the oldest continuously published periodicals in the world, Lloyd’s List, and late twentieth century additions to the Lichfield Mercury. With the help of our recently added titles, we take a look this week at the interrelation between newspapers and the Second Boer War (1899-1902). British public

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“For I Know Not Where He Is Laid” – Remembering the Dead of the First World War

In this special blog post, we use newspapers from The Archive to investigate how the fallen soldiers of the First World War were remembered, and consequently, how all those killed in military conflicts across the world came to be commemorated. Upon the cessation of conflict on 11 November 1918 there was hardly a household in Great Britain that had not been impacted by the horrendous number of casualties inflicted during the past four years. And not just in Great Britain;

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 341,248 new pages to The Archive. We have updated five of our existing titles, including special cinema publication The Bioscope, Welsh title the Western Mail, Irish titles the Drogheda Independent and the Belfast Telegraph, as well as adding the year 1890 to the Liverpool Echo. New to The Archive this week is fascinating title the Talking Machine News. The Talking Machine News was established in 1903 as a ‘monthly journal devoted to the interests of users and makers of phonographs, automatic machines, and scientific inventions.’ Its

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 164,154 new pages to The Archive, and now we have over 28 million pages available to search. We have added pages to fourteen of our existing titles, covering the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Updated titles include the West Middlesex Herald, the Gloucestershire Chronicle and the Scottish Referee. We are very excited to welcome one new title to The Archive this week – The Bioscope. The Bioscope is dedicated to all things cinema and contains gorgeous colour images of

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 97,670 new pages to The Archive. We have added five new titles, which cover Ireland, Shropshire, Lancashire and Dorset, and span the 140 years between 1853 and 1993. New titles include the Wexford People and the Heywood Advertiser. This week sees updates to nine of our existing titles, including one of our sports titles, the Sports Argus, as well as updates to three of our Irish titles. Other updated titles include the Birmingham Weekly Post, the Tavistock Gazette and the Airdrie & Coatbridge

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 55,918 new pages to The Archive. We have added seven new titles and updated seventeen of our existing titles. Updated titles this week cover Cumbria, Ireland, Oxfordshire and Liverpool, and also include some of our military titles, such as the War Office Times and Naval Review, the War Savings and the Silver Bullet. Our new titles this week cover a wide variety of subjects: from performing arts title The Showman to The New Crusader, which bills itself as

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Guest Post: “Palace at the Palace – A History of the Crystal Palace & Its Football Club” by Peter Manning

We are delighted to feature a guest post this week by Peter Manning, who used The Archive to research his new book Palace at the Palace – A History of The Crystal Palace & Its Football Club 1851-1915. My project started out as research into the Crystal Palace football teams that played at the old Crystal Palace at Sydenham, but the history that was revealed by searching the BNA’s archives was so interesting and so compelling that I ended up writing

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added 122,484 new pages to The Archive. We have added pages to ten of our existing titles. Titles updated this week include London daily paper the Pall Mall Gazette and one of our military titles, the Volunteer Service Gazette & Military Dispatch. There are also updates to our Irish titles, as well as titles covering the counties of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. This week sees additions to our wonderful collection of sporting newspapers. We have added new pages

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