Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 25, 1914

Napoleon Bonaparte’s maxim ‘an army marches on its stomach’ ensured the authorities strived to ensure the troops were well fed, but it would appear well-meaning folk back home were keen to ensure the British soldiers should also be able to … Continue reading

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September 18, 1914

It has been a long tradition of the British Press to only publish attributed views. Letters from readers would invariably carry the author’s name and address. The advent of email and social media has brought with it anonymous viewpoints, but … Continue reading

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September 11, 1914

The war effort was being helped in all manner of ways – the Ashbourne Telegraph edition of September 11 carried news that the residents of St Monica’s Home for Girls were knitting stockings for soldiers. There was a colourful and … Continue reading

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September 4, 1914

Last week’s editorial imploring readers to ‘stay loyal’ to their local newspaper despite criticism of a reduction in service would have been all the more relevant this week as the Telegraph was just four pages – now half its pre-war … Continue reading

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