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Food in Wartime

In war, food becomes a major concern.  Supplying the army and home-front with enough food is a huge logistical undertaking.  With a large army abroad in hostile territory, and the home-front far from self-sufficient, ensuring that they are kept fed and healthy becomes a primary concern for government and a national obsession.  As part of our focus on all things Military & Wartime during November, we have searched the newspapers to discover more about the history of food in wartime. An

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

We’ve been kept very busy at The Archive in recent weeks setting up our project with Trinity Mirror to publish their archive.  We’ve also been delving into the holdings of the British Library and added 108,830 pages to the collection.  We are introducing six brand new titles to The Archive, and have added more years to a Trinity Mirror title, the Coventry Evening Telegraph, or the Midland Daily Telegraph as it was known between 1891 and 1941. Our new titles

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Publishing the Trinity Mirror Archive

This week we are pleased to announce a major development in our ongoing partnership with Trinity Mirror.  Over the next two years, we will publish upwards of 12 million pages from the Trinity Mirror archive. We have already started work on this exciting project and you can now read the Birmingham Daily Gazette to 1956, The Birmingham Post to 1972, and the Daily Herald to 1961. Digitisation is well underway at our studio in Boston Spa, with up to 100,000

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An Essential Guide to Historical Liverpool Newspapers

The British Newspaper Archive holds over 30,000 pages from Liverpool newspapers (and counting), making it an unrivalled resource when it comes to tracing the history of the city and it’s surrounding areas. Register to View FREE Liverpool Newspapers Our clever search tools allow you to focus your search by looking at papers from Liverpool only and offer the ability to narrow by date, recent additions and more.                     To focus in on Liverpool titles only,

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Your Guide to Historical Birmingham Newspapers

The British Newspaper Archive is an unrivalled resource when it comes to tracing local history. Where else would you find millions of forgotten stories from your street, town or city all documented and ready to be discovered? Take Birmingham for example. The Archive contains over 50,000 pages and and a varied range of titles from the UK’s ‘Second City’ and this guide will show you how to make the most of them. Register now and view Birmingham newspapers for FREE You can

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Researching Military History in Newspapers

History was once dominated by ‘great men’ and ‘great battles’.  Today we can tell a far more nuanced story about the impact of warfare on nations and communities.  Newspapers can help to tell that story.  The papers in The Archive stretch back to the early 1700s and into the 2000s and can be used to research many famous, and forgotten, conflicts. Throughout November we will explore a variety of topics related to the history of conflict and the military services. The

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Military Newspapers

As we explored in our other blog post, military topics and history can be found in every newspaper in The Archive. We also hold a range of specialist military titles.  These titles fall into three broad categories: newspapers aimed at the volunteer and military services, newspapers from towns which had large military or naval bases, and newspapers published during the course of a conflict. Click on each paper’s title to be brought to its Title Page where you will find

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

The British Newspaper Archive

This past week we added 121,544 pages to the Archive.  We have 4 brand new titles, and added new years to twenty-seven existing titles.  Our new titles are for Lincolnshire, Somerset and Herefordshire in England, and Rhyl in Wales. The Bridgwater Mercury, also known as The West Counties Herald was published in Somerset, England.  The Ross Gazette was published in Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, and we have years ranging from the late 1860s to the early twentieth century.  County borders in

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

This past week we’ve added 194,560 pages to the Archive.  It’s been a week for updating existing titles, and eleven titles have had new years added.  You can learn more about each of the titles we have added to this week by clicking on their names below. On each paper’s title page you can learn more about our holdings and our plans for digitisation. Register now and explore the Archive   This week we’ve added to the Coleraine Chronicle, a newspaper

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Hot off the press – new titles added this week

The British Newspaper Archive

This week we added 147,031 pages to The Archive.  We added two brand new titles this week, one for Hampshire and one for Durham.  We also added to ten existing titles. Both of the new titles joining The Archive this week are still published today.  The Darlington & Stockton Times, Ripon & Richmond Chronicle is celebrating 170 years this month; once digitistation is complete, we will have a run from the first edition on 2 October 1847 to 1911.   The Hants

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