London & Northern Ireland Military Newspaper Editions from World War II to Debut On Stars and Stripes’ Online Archive


Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Stars and Stripes first launched its digital archive in 2008 with over 1.0 million newspaper pages spanning 1948 through 1999. Fittingly, the World War II editions will begin to become available on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Originally established in London in 1942 for American military service members, the newspaper staff arrived on the Normandy beaches as part of the D-Day landing. Beginning June 6, editions from London (1942-1945) and Northern Ireland (1943-1945) will be available at Stars and Stripes Newspaper Archives, created in partnership with

The newspaper followed the Allies’ success up from Africa and across Europe into Germany, where its European headquarters is now in Kaiserslautern. Over 30 different editions were produced during the World War II. The Africa and Mediterranean editions (including the invasion of Italy) are planned for release in September 2014, followed by the editions through the end of the war, which are expected to release in December, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

Read the Ress Release at the PR Web site.

Thanks to for the heads-up.

Book Published on the Graveyard of the Carnmoney Parish Church, Newtownabbey, UK

A new book about the graveyard at the church was launched this week by the Newtownabbey branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society.

‘The Hidden Graveyard’ brings to a conclusion years of meticulous research and information gathering. Praise for the publication was led by Rev. Mercia Malcolm and Newtownabbey’s Deputy Mayor, John Scott. Both spoke of the importance of the information and how gravestone inscriptions provided family stories unlikely to be found elsewhere. One gravestone records the tragic death of a boy on July 5, 1914, who drowned saving his two friends in Belfast Lough.

Copies of ‘The Hidden Graveyard’ are now available from Newtownabbey Borough Council at Mossley Mill or Sentry Hill at £10 per copy plus postage, or by contacting Sandra Ardis on 028 90 862012 or emailing

Read the full article about “The Hidden Graveyard” in the April 1, 2009 edition of the Newtownabbey Times.