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POPULAR NEWSPAPERS DURING WORLD WAR I

Part 3: 1918-1919
(The Daily Express, the Daily Mirror, the News of the World, The People and The Sunday Express)

Popular newspapers offer scholars the opportunity to see how the First World War was reported to the people at home.  They offer: 

  • Human interest stories, which alter our view of the war as a massive struggle between millions of men.
  • Insights into the myths of war.
  • Photographs from the front lines - especially in the Daily Mirror whose front page was always devoted to 'pictures of the day.'
  • Detailed accounts of the latest developments whether on the home front or the battlefield.
  • Insightful articles by leading writers and politicians. 
  • Much material on popular culture, ranging from music hall and variety, to the turf and football. 

Part 3 covers the period from 1918 to 1919, covering both the end of the war and the Peace conference which followed.  Women gained the vote in 1919 and there is much coverage of women's suffrage and the election of Nancy Astor to Parliament.



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