1944 Newspapers

Find out which important things that happened in 1944 with one of our authentic newspapers from some of the nations most renowned publications. Our collection is the most extensive in the world, and features over 4 million newspapers spanning hundreds of years. Take a trip back in time and learn about the events that shaped the world with newspapers featuring first hand accounts and reports.

1944 Original Newspapers
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1944 Original Newspapers

1944 Newspaper Headlines

Discover which 1944 historical events made it into the headlines of Britain’s newspapers. The Soviet offensive was gathering pace in Europe as World War II continued to ravage the continent and the rest of the world. In France, Operation Overlord (D-Day) commenced with the landing of 155,000 allied troops on the beaches of Normandy. This would become one of the most infamous battles of World War II. The Siege of Leningrad was finally broken after 872 days of prolonged military blockade.

In Britain, London was hit by a V2 rocket for the first time, and in Germany, an Adolf Hitler assassination attempt fails. Read about these exciting 1944 events and much more in one of our authentic 1944 newspapers revealing what happened as it happened at the time. Gain a deeper insight into the effects of the devastating war on the public.

15th January 1944
An earthquake hits San Juan in Argentina, destroying a large part of the city and killing an estimated 10,000 people. It is the worst natural disaster in Argentina’s history.

20th January 1944
The Royal Air Force drops 2,300 tons of bombs on Berlin.

4th June 1944
Rome falls to the Allies; the first Axis capital to fall in the Second World War.

5th June 1944
More than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of explosives on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for ‘Operation Overlord‘.

6th June 1944
The Battle of Normandy: ‘Operation Overlord‘, code named D-Day, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland. This operation helps liberate France from Germany and also weakens the Nazi hold on Europe.

17th June 1944
Iceland declares full independence from Denmark.

1st August 1944
The Warsaw Uprising begins. The Polish Home Army attempts to liberate Warsaw from Nazi-German occupation during the Second World War. Polish forces hold their own against German opposition for sixty-three days, but are then forced to surrender.

4th August 1944
A tip from a Dutch informant leads the Gestapo to a sealed-off area in an Amsterdam warehouse, where they find and capture Jewish diarist Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank and her family. They are transported to a German concentration Camp, as part of the Holocaust.

12th August 1944
The Allies seize control of Florence in Italy.

24th August 1944
The Allies liberate Paris in the last battle of the campaign for Normandy, successfully completing ‘Operation Overlord‘.

2nd September 1944
Diarist Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz, arriving three days later.

3rd September 1944
The Allies liberate Brussels during the Second World War.

9th October 1944
Winston Churchill and Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin begin a nine-day conference in Moscow to discuss the future of Europe.

21st October 1944
Aachen becomes the first German city to fall in the Second World War. It is captured by American troops.

30th October 1944
Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. They would both die here the following year.

7th November 1944
Franklin D. Roosevelt wins the 1944 Presidential election over Republican challenger, Thomas E. Dewey. In the process, Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president elected to a fourth term.

15th December 1944
A private aeroplane, carrying American jazz musician and band leader Glenn Miller, disappears in heavy fog over the English Channel while flying to Paris. No trace of the plane, crew or passengers is ever found.

31st December 1944
Hungary declares war on Germany.

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Ann Trustpilot product review 4 star rating May 28 2020

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Happy customer Trustpilot product review 5 star rating May 28 2020

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Customer E Wragg Trustpilot product review 2 star rating May 28 2020

product was 50 yrs old so expected it to be ancient looking but wasn't ready for the aroma, in fact it stunk. Had to air each page before I dare put it back in the box, so glad I didn't send direct to recipients.

  • Historic Newspapers Team May 28 2020

    Thank you for your review.

    We are so sorry to hear this.

    Due to the age of the paper it does mean that these can have a slight musky smell due to archiving, storage process and ageing. Unfortunately this is something that is out of our control.

    Once again, please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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Kris Trustpilot product review 5 star rating May 27 2020

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