This new microfilm collection includes four newspapers published in London from 1914 to 1919: The Daily Express (and The Sunday Express from 1918-1919); The Daily Mirror; The News of the World; and The People.
The papers are reproduced in their entirety including all sports pages, fashion sections, advertisements, and cartoons.
There is a booklet available in the Microtexts Room describing the newspapers, and this is also available on the publisher's website. Some extracts:
"The Daily Express was a popular daily newspaper that was primarily aimed at the middle-class and Tory working class households. It was strongly nationalist and imperialist and fiercely patriotic."
"The Daily Mirror... had a long standing relationship with the labour and trades union movement and was aimed at the middle and working class households."
"The News of the World ... was a light and lively paper with its title printed in a cheery banner effect. The front page held the regular political cartoon with news stories surrounding it. The following pages concentrated on Human Interest stories rather than a news content."
"The People described itself as “A Weekly Newspaper for all Classes”. It was produced on a Sunday and featured many human interest stories such as “portraits found on the battlefield” which provided images of loved ones found amongst the casualities. "