WWII Veteran's newspaper archive

Discussion in 'General' started by Nick Pringle, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Nick Pringle

    Nick Pringle Member

    Seeing some of the old front pages of the 168 year old News of the World made me think of a veteran I heard from called John Frost.
    He wrote to me for the book I was working on. As a young lad he worked at the Unilever HQ in London, and became really interested in newspapers and began collecting them in the 1930's. His collecting continued when he was in the Army during WWII. His mother back home was collecting papers for him and when he went over to Normandy he began to collect copies of resistance newsletters etc and got hold of some very rare ones. This hobby continued after the war and he ended up with a collection of over 100,000 newspapers from around the world!
    His hobby became a succesful archive business and has papers dating back to 1640. I thought this might be of interest to any WWII researcher out there, as you can get scans sent etc.
    Sadly John died before my book was completed so he never got to read it. His son still runs the business, the website is;
    p.s He wrote that when people ask him what he did during the war he used to answer 'I survived to read all about it!':)

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