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Our Special International Titles

At the British Newspaper Archive, we have started to digitize international newspapers from the British Library.  These rich titles explore the story of the British Commonwealth, from the time when the sun didn’t set on the British Empire through to states gaining their independence.   At times, the subject of the newspapers brings us face to face with the stark and sometimes inhuman reality of colonialism and the legacy of the British Empire across the world. Below we will explore some

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Cookery Corner – International Cuisine

The Menu with The Bystander

  This month in the Cookery Corner, we are taking a looking at international dishes to continue our theme of Travel & Migration.  Diving into the newspapers, we uncovered recipes for Flemish Carbonnade de Boeuf, Spanish Paella Valenciana, and Canadian Maple Bread, as well as tips to cook the perfect rice and details about the fashionable war dinners in London. International dishes To launch our culinary world tour, I found an article in The Tatler with recipes from multiple countries: Italy, Spain,

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‘The UK would never fight a war with Germany’ – says the President of the International Co-operative Congress on 28 August 1913

Roy Stockdill, a genealogist in London, contacted us today to tell us about a very interesting prediction that he saw in The Archive. Exactly 100 ago today, on 28 August 1913, the ‘Evening Telegraph’ in Dundee carried a story on its front page, reporting that the President of the International Co-operative Congress – held in Glasgow – had confidently declared that the UK would never fight with Germany. Exactly 11 months later on 28 July 1914, World War One broke

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The International Surrealist Exhibition – London, 11 June to 4 July 1936

On 11 June 1936, the International Surrealist Exhibition opened at the New Burlington Galleries in London. Althought it’s a cliche, the International Surrealist Exhibition was very much a surreal event. To give you a feel for how the concept of surrealism was received in England in the 1930s, here are two newspaper reports about the exhibition. Gloucestershire Echo – Friday 12 June 1936 Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000320/19360612/043/0004 Nottingham Evening Post

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The First International Day of Happiness – 20 March 2013

We’re H-A-P-P-Y… We’re H-A-P-P-Y… To celebrate the first International Day of Happiness (20 March 2013), here are two newspaper articles reporting on a lecture given by the leading Conservative MP (and 3-time Prime Minister of Britain and the UK), Stanley Baldwin, at University College, London, in 1932. (<: | Western Gazette – Friday 04 March 1932 Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000407/19320304/092/0013 | Aberdeen Journal – Saturday 27 February 1932 Image ©

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Andrew Watson – the First Black International Football Player and Captain

At Kennington Oval on 12 March 1881, Andrew Watson captained Scotland to a 6-1 victory over England. This was Watson’s first cap for Scotland, and he is generally considered to be the first black footballer to play (and captain) at international level. So to commemorate the day for this famous son of Guyana, Scotland and Queen’s Park, we thought we’d post a newspaper match report of this historic game. | Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 14 March 1881 Image ©

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International Women’s Day – Newspaper Photos of Suffragettes from 1913

We love all the stories (and photos) in the Archive about the suffragette movement. Here is a 1913 photo of Mrs ‘General’ Drummond and Miss Kenney planning a ‘militant campaign’. Interestingly and revealingly, many of the photos have ‘has since been arrested’ in the caption. Also included below is a photo of Mrs Despard addressing a crowd in Trafalgar Square – again, the caption mentions that she is now in prison. The third photo shows the deputation (a collective noun

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are celebrating another milestone – we’ve reached 43 million pages, all now available to search. Meanwhile this week we have added two more exciting local titles, having added 66,012 brand new pages over the past seven days. So read on to discover more about this week’s new titles, and the six publications to which we have added new pages. Also, read on to find out more about when Buffalo Bill came to Britain, and his show in Leeds

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The British Newspaper Archive and the British Library Extend Their Partnership

The British Newspaper Archive, in partnership with the British Library, has been bringing history to life for over a decade through the pages of its extensive collection. We are now delighted to announce that the British Library will be extending this long-term partnership, and together we will continue to digitise more and more historic newspaper titles from across the United Kingdom and beyond. First launched in 2011, the British Newspaper Archive, working with the British Library, has so far digitised

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive has been another busy one, as we have added a grand total of 140,146 brand new pages to our collection. Furthermore, we are delighted to welcome five brand new titles to The Archive this week – all with a Scottish flavour! So read on to discover more about the new titles we have added this week, from Glasgow, Inverness and Kirriemuir respectively, and to find out which of our ten titles we have added new pages to. Meanwhile, we remember

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