GREAT WAR The Countdown to Global Conflict


Patriotism and confidence in the invincibility of the British Empire was as strong in the minds of the Daily Mirror’s demographic – the working people of Britain.
The chain of events that led to World War I was not immediately obvious to the average person on the streets as – in the days before television, rolling news or the use of radio as an entertainment and communication medium – there was only one way for people to hear about what was happening – from reading the daily papers. Through the remarkable Daily Mirror archive, the key factors in the outbreak of the Great War are revealed in a way that brings the era to life and reveals much that has been lost to the mists of time.

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