Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 30, 1915

One of the reasons that the impact of the Great War was felt so keenly was because so many of the fighting men came from the same town, the same village, the same street, even the same family. It was … Continue reading

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July 23, 1915

Since the outbreak of war newspapers had been subject to the censorship of the Press Bureau, set up to enforce the strictures embodied in the Defence of the Realm Act. Over the past 12 months DORA, in contrast to its … Continue reading

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July 16, 1915

The Great War was nearing its first anniversary, but the early pages of the Ashbourne Telegraph gave no indication of this momentous occasion, indeed the front page continued to be almost entirely made up of advertisements for auction sales, farm … Continue reading

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July 9, 1915

Sandwiched between the regular Poultry Notes column, and advertisements for Zam-Buk ointment and McDonald’s false teeth (‘It’s such a relief to be rid of aching, ugly teeth’) is an appeal from Herbert Raphael, the chief recruiting officer of The King’s … Continue reading

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July 2, 1915

War news was restricted to single column on page 5 of the Ashbourne Telegraph this week in 1915 – occupying fewer column inches than the wedding report of a Kniveton couple and list of gifts for the newlyweds. Simply headed … Continue reading

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