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Soldiers’ Newspapers
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Soldiers’ Newspapers

Collective term for publications that were produced in the immediate vicinity of the front (front and trench newspapers) or in the rear areas by the official military authorities (army and corps newspapers). The editorial staffs of the soldiers’ newspapers consisted mostly of officers, but also of lower-ranking soldiers. Many soldiers’ newspapers printed official war bulletins and “eyewitness accounts” of recent events that had been written down by the war participants themselves. The sketches and personals accounts of daily life in the trenches, sports n…

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Nelson, Robert L., “Soldiers’ Newspapers”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 01 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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