This weekly ‘real time’ analysis of the Ashbourne Telegraph during the years of the First World War will no longer be updated.
Great War Reports, has been published since July 1914 in the current day Ashbourne News Telegraph as well as online. The research is also the basis for a chapter in the recently published book World War I: Media, Entertainment and Popular Culture edited by Chris Hart (Midrash Publishing).
My thanks go to the many thousands of people – from the UK and around the world – who have taken the time to read the column either in print or online, but also to my friend and research colleague John Dilley who has conducted a similar project with the Harborough Advertiser newspaper (newspapersandthegreatwar).
I hope that greatwarreports will remain a useful tool for anyone interested in Ashbourne’s history, the men of the Notts and Derbyshire Regiment – the Sherwood Foresters – or the Great War in general. Here you will find a searchable database of over four years’ of war coverage in The Ashbourne Telegraph.