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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week the Caribbean is calling us here at The Archive, as we have five brand new titles from Jamaica, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago joining us, which augment our collection of international titles. These titles help to tell the often confronting story of the British Commonwealth, chronicling the rise, the rule and the decline of the British Empire. Meanwhile, we have added 69,589 brand new pages to our collection this week, with the further addition of two brand new Irish titles. So read on to discover more

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Hot Off The Press – New Pages This Week

This week at The Archive we have added 53,195 brand new pages, as we continue to augment our regional newspaper holdings from across England and Wales. Over the past seven days, we have added new pages to nineteen of our existing titles, from Bedfordshire to Birkenhead, from Harrow to Hertford, from Retford to Runcorn. So read on to discover which of our titles we have added to this week, as well as to find out about the Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF) Bridgend, which

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‘War Scars’ – Living With Bomb Sites in 1950s Britain

In the decade after the Second World War had come to an end, and indeed beyond, many communities across the United Kingdom were faced with very vivid reminders of the conflict: bomb sites, the country’s ‘war scars.’ In this blog, we will examine how people in Britain lived alongside bomb sits in the 1950s, using newspapers taken from The Archive. We will explore how communities adapted to live beside bomb sites, and how they transformed them into gardens and playgrounds.

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week we have added another 256,709 brand new pages to our collection, with an amazing ten brand new publications joining us from across England and Scotland. Meanwhile, we have updated 64 of our existing titles over the past seven days, with additions to some of our international titles, to our Welsh language titles, and to our national and regional titles. So read on to discover more about all of our new titles of the week, which hail from Erdington to Stanmore, as well as to discover

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‘Only Angels Have Wings’ – Celebrating The Women Of The Air Transport Auxiliary

Women last week made history in the youngest Service, for the first delivery flights of aeroplanes from factory to storage depot, ‘somewhere in Great Britain,’ were carried out by the Women’s Transport Section of the Air Transport Auxiliary. There are nine members of this body. So reported The Sketch on 17 January 1940. Four months into the Second World War, and women were making history, and in particular, the nine women who belonged to the Air Transport Auxiliary. These women, along with

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A Look At 1930s Britain Under The Shadow of War

Russia is building up a formidable air fleet and doubling her military railways. America is laying down new capital ships. Britain is strengthening her Navy and her Air Force. A few days ago Belgium announced her intention to spend more money on her Army…One never quite knows what Germany is doing. Her budget reveals her intention to re-arm to a modest extent…No doubt she is drilling her young men and inuring them to war on land and in the air…

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we are celebrating reaching another incredible milestone – we have now reached 46 million pages in our collection, all now available to search. Meanwhile, we have added 181,690 brand new pages over the last seven days, with the addition of eight brand new titles, from London, Peterborough and Beckenham, whilst we have also updated an amazing 85 of our existing titles. So read on to discover more about all our new titles of the week, which include an historic law and bankruptcy title, as well

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‘Memorials of Various Kinds’ – How Britain’s Communities Honoured Their ‘Glorious Dead’

By November 1920, some ‘three millions of money‘ had been spent on ‘memorials of various kinds and designs…in the United Kingdom,’ as reported the Milngavie and Bearsden Herald. In today’s money, that’s roughly £87,000,000 – the equivalent of £2 donated by every person in Britain. The strength of the nation’s desire to remember their war dead is manifested in these memorials, as the population struggled to come to terms with the great losses suffered during the First World War, in which

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive we have added 96,924 new pages, covering 140 years of headlines from across the United Kingdom and Ireland, and beyond. Furthermore, we are delighted to welcome a brand new title to our collection – Nottinghamshire’s Newark Herald – as well as introducing updates to 49 of our existing titles. So read on to find out more about the Newark Herald and the other additions we have made, as well as to learn about the Polish war graves of Newark Cemetery. Register now and

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Hot Off The Press – New Titles This Week

This week at The Archive is a particularly special one. Not only have we added 156,724 brand new pages, we are also delighted to announce the extension of our long-term partnership with the British Library. Having already worked together for over ten years, and so far digitised 42 million pages together, we look forward to bringing many more newspaper pages to our digital collection. You can find out more about the extension of our partnership here. Register now and explore the Archive Our

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