1916 Newspapers

Europe was gripped by another year of terrible war, and 1916 events told stories of battles, casualties and death. Europe was torn apart, as countries chose their loyalties and their enemies. Our comprehensive collection of British newspapers is the biggest in the world, and includes some of the nation’s biggest names in newspaper journalism such as The Times, The Guardian, and many more. Learn about the trying times of the past by reading news the way it was reported firsthand at the time.

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1916 Original Newspaper

1916 News Headlines

What happened in this year for a 1916 newspaper to capture the public’s attention? 1916 was a tragic year in Europe. It saw the beginning of two of the most devastating battles in history, the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of the Somme, which led to over 2 million casualties combined. Germany bombed Paris with their Zeppelins. Irish republicans rose against British occupation in Dublin, in what would become known as the “Easter Rising”.

The largest naval battle of World War I would take place during the Battle of Jutland, leading to the deaths of over 8000 people. In the US, American oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller became the world’s first billionaire and the world’s first supermarket was opened in Memphis. 1916 was a fascinating year in history, which you can discover through our 1916 news archives.

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I wouldn’t know the product didn’t arrive!

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