The story of WW1 on The Sun front pages

SunThe Sun this week launched its own tribute to the millions of ordinary people – ­civilians and military – who were killed or injured in The First World War.

The 48-page special edition newspaper includes a series of front pages that show how the red top might have reported the events had it been around in 1914-1918.

The work uses language of the day in headlines such as “Turk That, Lawrence spanks enemy in ambush”, “Don’t be a chicken give ‘em a kickn’” and “Fritz in Blitz”, which the paper hopes will give today’s readers an insight into the public’s mood during the period.

A more detailed history, background and timeline to the war has also been included in the series to accompany the articles.

 

Here are just a few of the covers featured in the series (click on them to enlarge).

The Sun front page Charlie Chaplin

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The Sun front cover WW1

The Sun: Lawrence of Arabia

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You can view the full-length special edition of The Sun here: http://goo.gl/flDJlV.