World War II editions from London (1942-1945) and Northern Ireland (1943-1944) are now available!
This database contains over 1 million historical newspaper pages from Stars and Stripes, the independent daily newspaper of the U.S. military.
At present the archive includes newspapers published from 1948 through 1999 and from the UK at the beginning of World War II. The full-page newspaper pages are rendered in both PDF and JPG format and are searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to explore this unique content. Because the publication history of Stars and Stripes spans several wars, its printing locations and the geographic regions covered changed with the movement of American troops. It was also published in multiple editions—as many as 35 during World War II. To gain a better understanding of this complexity, please see the Publication History section.Stars and Stripes is most likely the only independent news media in the world to operate from within a nation’s defense department. Although the organization is authorized by the U.S. Department of Defense, Stars and Stripes content and coverage is completely independent of outside control or interference. Its singular coverage of the U.S. military offers first-hand accounts of life in peace and during times of war from the service members’ point of view.
Use the archive to gain a new perspective on military conflicts and news, to research the military service of a friend or family member, or simply to read about a person or event that interests you.
Please visit often – we expect to add the Africa and Mediterranean editions from World War II in September 2014.