Our Fantastic WWI Magazines Recall Conflict

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Our Fantastic WWI Magazines Recall Conflict


EXACTLY 100 years ago, the people of the North East were taking in the news that Britain had declared war on Germany.

The Great War was beginning and the nation would be plunged into a conflict whose effects would last far beyond the four years of fighting.

Our parent company is set to publish the third of four brilliant magazines looking back at the epic events of the war.

The heartbreaking stories of the men who fell in front of the firing squad are told in the latest Daily Mirror magazine marking the centenary of the First World War.

Shot At Dawn features some of the terrified young men who ran away from the German guns only to be killed by British ones, and includes the first-hand experiences of those who had to pull the trigger.

The magazine also tells the story of the home front, from the vital role women played in our munitions factories to the conscientious objectors who refused to fight, and includes a free reproduction of the newspaper published the day after the first German bombing raid on British soil in 1914.

Extracts from Lillie Scales' diary, meanwhile, provide a fascinating account of life in wartime Britain.

A feature on the Battle of Jutland also offers a vivid account of what happened when the British and German fleets clashed in the only fullscale naval battle of the war, while the story of the third year of the conflict is told through the eye-catching front pages of the Daily Mirror. …

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