On Thursday, newspapers around the world memorialized the 75th anniversary of D-Day on the front page. It’s a spot that was once used for the newest news. But with the rise of digital and fall of print, it often now holds the second and third drafts of what unfolded online the day before. Sometimes – with deaths of world leaders, artists and legends, historic moments, reactions to tragedy, or, in this case, a day that deserves more than just a mention – newspapers use their front pages as a placeholder for history.
Whether bought from the newsstand or shared on social media, front pages still command attention. Today’s collection is a great example of that.
Let’s start with the newspapers that republished their fronts from 75 years ago:
A few newspapers in the U.S. used their front pages to remember the people in their communities who died in World War II:
Some shared the stories of the people who fought in World War II:
And in Europe, several newspapers used their front pages to send messages of remembrance and thanks: