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First World War Education Packs

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Thomas Walker

Special educational resources have been created in accordance with commemorations of the centenary of the start of World War One. If you’re looking to teach students about the significance of the First World War, why not do so with one of our First World War Educational Packs? Newspapers offer teachers the chance to encourage chronological understanding, evoke a sense of period and provide a framework to discuss today’s events in a historical context. Read more...

  • Historical Period: September 2014
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Historic Newspapers Quiz

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Thomas Walker

To celebrate the 10th Birthday of Historic Newspapers - the world's largest Original Newspaper Archive - we've put together a special newspaper quiz. Read more...

  • Historical Period: August 2014
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Historic Newspapers 10th Birthday

Posted in Historic Newspapers Explore by Decade by Thomas Walker

This week we celebrated the 10th Birthday of Historic Newspapers at both our Southern and Northern locations. Check out some pictures from our great day here. Read more...

  • Historical Period: August 2014
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1949 Cold War Events

Posted in 1940s Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Many historians believe the Cold War was inevitable, and there were several major events in 1949 that set it in motion. The 1949 Cold War events discussed here were hastened by a mutual distrust between two allies fighting against the Axis powers in WWII. Read more...

1929 Timeline

Posted in Explore by Decade Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

The year 1929 brought with it the end of the Roaring Twenties, and saw the Wall Street Crash which started a worldwide Great Depression. Globally, the Influenza Epidemic reached a large number of people, killing a total of 200,000 in 1929. Other major events in 1929 include the inauguration of Herbert Hoover as President of the United States, the independence of Vatican City and the arrest of notorious gangster Al Capone. Read more...

1949 Timeline

Posted in 1940s Historic Newspapers by Raquel Edwards

Following the end of the Second World War, after battling through many long years of the Great Depression, Britain begins to move back into normality and experiences some forms of postwar  prosperity as clothes rationing ends and retailers can now supply consumer goods.This post will highlight the significant events in 1949, giving an overview of the year in history. Read more...

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