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Headlines from History – November military events

American troops

In honour of Remembrance Day, during the month of November, The British Newspaper Archive will be focusing our attention on military in the newspapers.  Coming up this month we will feature blogs about our special military titles, researching military history, women and war, and wartime rationing and fashion, as well as a guest blog about a remarkable Great War discovery from The Archive.  To begin our military month, we are delving into the newspaper headlines through the years for the

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‘The Reported Meeting Between Livingstone and Stanley’ – October 1871

The bicentenary of David Livingstone’s birth With the bicentenary of David Livingstone’s birth taking place today, we thought we’d post an Archive story about the mill worker who became one of the world’s most famous missionaries and explorers. So we’ve posted below one of the first newspaper reports of his historic meeting with the journalist, Henry Morton Stanley. The story of their meeting was front page news in 1872 (it took several months for the news to reach the UK), and

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