1942 Newspapers

There were many important events in 1942 that shaped the world as we know it today. As the world descended further into another decade characterized by war and destruction, the outlook was bleak.

Our collection of historic newspapers is the largest in the world, where you can find original copies of some of the nations most trusted newspapers including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. An authentic newspaper is a great gift idea to commemorate a year of interest to your loved one.

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1942 Newspapers

1942 Newspaper Headlines

Discover which 1942 newspaper articles made the headlines with one of our authentic newspapers. . The war saw the transportation of thousands of Jews to Nazi concentration camps, the introduction of gas chambers, and the deportation and displacement of millions of people as Hitler’s regime swept Europe. On the home front, the war seemed endless. Read about the terrible events of World War II as they were reported on at the time. Old 1942 newspapers offer fascinating insights into the reality that people lived during this dark period in history.

January 10, 1942
The last German air-raid on Liverpool destroys the home of William Patrick Hitler, Adolf Hitler’s nephew. After his house is destroyed, William Hitler travels to the United States, joining the navy to fight against his uncle.

January 26, 1942
The first American forces arrive in Europe, landing in Northern Ireland.

February 2, 1942
President Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.

February 25, 1942
Princess Elizabeth of England, heir to the throne, registers for war service.

April 3, 1942
Japanese forces being an all-out assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.

April 15, 1942
King George VI of England awards the George Cross to Malta in honor of the bravery and resilience shown by their people during the attempted siege by Germany and Fascist Italy in the early stages of the Second World War. The King says in a letter, “To honor her brave people, I award the George Cross to the Island Fortress of Malta, to bear witness to a heroism and a devotion that will long be famous in history.”

May 5, 1942
United Kingdom forces invade the French colony of Madagascar in ‘Operation Ironclad‘.

May 8, 1942
The Battle of the Coral Sea draws to a close in the Pacific Ocean, having been fought by the Imperial Japanese Navy and the successful Allied forces of the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Navy. It is the first battle in Naval history where two enemy fleets had fought without seeing each other.

May 15, 1942
In the United States, a bill creating the Women’s Auxillary Army Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.

May 20, 1942
The first African-American seamen are taken into the United States Navy.

May 31, 1942
Japanese submarines infiltrate Sydney Harbor in an attempt to attack Allied warships.

June 12, 1942
Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank writes the first entry in her new diary, on her 13th birthday.

July 1, 1942
The First Battle of El Alamein begins between Axis and Allied forces in Egypt. The fighting lasts until 27th July 1942.

July 6, 1942
Anne Frank’s family goes into hiding during the German occupation, in an attic above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse. Her experiences and thoughts whilst hiding are recounted in her diary.

July 22, 1942
The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins.

July 31, 1942
The Oxford Committee of Famine Relief (OXFAM) is founded.

October 23, 1942
British troops go on the offensive against the Axis forces in the Second Battle of El Alamein.

October 29, 1942
Leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting in the United Kingdom to register outrage over Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews.

November 28, 1942
In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove night club kills 491 people. It was the deadliest night club fire in history.

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Charlotte Sciarrino January 25 2022

Horrible experience. Never received the product and my husbands 50th birthday came and went. Can’t get a hold of anyone. At this point I need a refund

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 27 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As we deal with over 3 million original newspapers in our Archive, dating back to the early 1900’s to present date, it is only when your newspaper is picked by a member of our Archive Team will we know the condition of that newspaper. We do try our best to repair the newspaper, however unfortunately on occasions this is just not possible and the paper becomes unfit for purpose and becomes unsellable.

    An email was sent to you advising of this information and unfortunately as we no longer had any available newspapers for your requested date, our only option was to cancel your order and process a full refund, which has been issued to you.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Maria C. January 24 2022

Although the newspaper was a little expensive, it is exactly what I needed and in great condition. I am very happy with the product I received!

Suzanne Stillings January 24 2022

Excellent quality and prompt delivery.nVery happy with this product.

Erin Wood January 17 2022

Awesome gift idea!

Karen Pascale January 16 2022

WRONG EDITION RECEIVED! I ordered a particular day's newspaper, and they sent me a "FINAL - SPORTS EXTRA" edition instead of the main edition. I had no idea they had more than one edition of that day's newspaper. I sent them a picture of the edition I wanted. Still no luck. And they won't refund my money unless I pay for shipping both ways.

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 25 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As a personalized gift company, the personalization for an original newspaper is the requested date not the headline. As there are multiple editions of newspapers printed throughout the day, unfortunately we do not confirm which edition we have received, as this could vary from each day. As you have requested the New York Post for a certain day, this is what you have received.

    We do not hold the information on file that is printed within the newspapers, therefore if a customer is looking for a specific article/headline, then our research facility can be used and our Researcher will go into the Archive Center, look and confirm what you are looking for before an order is placed.

    As your order has been processed as requested, if you no longer wish to keep the newspaper received, it would need to be returned at the customer’s cost. Historic Newspapers will only cover the return costs only if there is a fault on our behalf.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

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    The Historic Newspapers Team

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Robert January 10 2022

The quality of the paper I got was everything I could have asked for.

Lauren January 8 2022

In great condition- very cool gift!

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Lynn December 23 2021

Great condition, perfect gift for my 83 year old father. Shipping quickly, nice packaging.