28 March 2017

The Stars and Stripes – news for the average guy in a foxhole


The Stars and Stripes – news for the average guy in a foxhole

A few years ago, a project necessitated that I look into The Stars and Stripes newspaper.  Back at the time, this necessitated a trip to the Library of Congress (not that I’m complaining!).

Did you know that this iconic military-based newspaper is now partially digitized?  I learned this via World War I: From Red Glare to Debonair on the Library of Congress blog.

The handful of enlisted men who began cranking it out insisted that it be written with flair and cover the things the average guy in a foxhole would want to know about.

The digitized collection is called -- Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918 to 1919.

This online collection includes the complete seventy-one-week run of The Stars and Stripes World War I edition. The Stars and Stripes was published in France by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of the United States Army from February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919.

If your ancestor served in the Army during WWI, read the news just as they did.

Did your ancestor serve during World War II (WWII) or later?  There is a subscription-based online archive of the newspaper (including various editions produced) 1942-1999 via The Newspaper Archives of Stars and Stripes.



What other military newspaper archives are you aware of?









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