Williams, Ian. (Ed.).


David & Charles, rep., 1970. Numerous pages numbered in sections, photo-ills., ills., maps & plans. ¾ illustrated cloth, ¼ faux leather spine ; 54 x 39cm. Some light staining to covers and rubbing to corners & edges ; the bottom corner tip of some pages has been previously nibbled but overall a clean, bright copy internally and o/w V.G. This selection, based on Britain’s largest private newspaper collection and supplemented by other private and public sources, covers events of contemporary and historic importance during the four-year period of the First World War. Major issues are reported by different sections of the British and American press. The juxtaposition of viewpoints from both sides of the Atlantic, and the contrasts between the dignified prose of a Times editorial and a Daily Mirror photo-story are sharp and telling. The papers are, after all, reflections of the diverse preoccupations and interests of the societies they served but they are also unified by the same experiences. Many evocative names of battles, leaders, ships etc. are mentioned in these large format, full-newspaper-size pages, complete with photographs. Uncommon.

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