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Apart from the London Times, are there any other newspapers of the period 1916-18 that one can get into on-line (even if it is pay per view)?

Thank you.

Mike

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If you go to my 'Ballymena' website below ... look to left of screen ... you will see sections called 'The Weekly War' broken down by year ... this is a complete record of how one small town newspaper reported the war and its impact on local society. It includes recruitment lists etc etc.

The website also contains an A-Z virtual memorial but I have also slotted in the deaths and obits into the Weekly War sections to illustrate how these were reported at the time.

Hope this is of use.

Des

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This site has a number of free online newspapers: The Daily News has some dates in 1918, News of the World, some dates 1918.

Weekly Dispatch, some dates 1917 - not exactly the quality press, if such things matter to you but all very interesting. I started reading them at 7 pm one night and was still there at midnight :lol:

http://www.uk.olivesoftware.com/Default/Sk...7&AppName=2

Also there is a free trial at Gale databases where you can access The Times, all dates

http://www.gale.cengage.com/email/BritNews...s/GIN13410.html

Don't know how long the trial is for but you can also access Gale through your local library, if they have this free service for members

If you live in Australia you can join their National Library and have free online access to Gale databases, or if you are a student in the UK, your library code will give you free access, if you check your Uni's library page. I'm not sure if Alumni are still allowed to use their library code for access

Caryl

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Thank you to everyone who has replied. I will follow up the suggestions. But I was rather hoping that newspapers like the Northumberland Gazette or the East London Observer might be available, which would gave a flavour of what was being written about at the local level during the war. I suppose microfilm will be the way to go.

Thanks again.

Mike

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Apart from the London Times, are there any other newspapers of the period 1916-18 that one can get into on-line (even if it is pay per view)?

Thank you.

Mike

I'm not sure if you're only interested in UK newspapers, but the Toronto Star and the Toronto Globe and Mail both have their archives online, although I believe they require subscriptions unless you can link up to them through a university site.

The link for the Star is

http://thestar.pagesofthepast.ca/

The Globe and Mail is available only through ProQuest, unfortunately.

Hope this helps!

Melissa

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Thank you Melissa. At the moment I'm only interested in British papers, but I will eventually move on to Canadian and New Zealand sources, so your help is appreciated. It seems that internet access to relevant materials is much easier for Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The UK certainly seems to lag behind in many ways.

Kind regards

Mike

I'm not sure if you're only interested in UK newspapers, but the Toronto Star and the Toronto Globe and Mail both have their archives online, although I believe they require subscriptions unless you can link up to them through a university site.

The link for the Star is

http://thestar.pagesofthepast.ca/

The Globe and Mail is available only through ProQuest, unfortunately.

Hope this helps!

Melissa

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