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.

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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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Andrea S June 28 2022

Educational!

Karan Jain June 21 2022

Great buy

Angela Eichner June 14 2022

Fast delivery and great service!

Carla Degnan June 13 2022

I am very unsatisfied with the order I placed through your company. The order did not arrive until after I paid the for the expedited service and the order was not in good shape. When the box was opened the newspaper was not centered in the frame and the frame immediately fell apart and could not be put back together well at all - it consistently fell apart. The presentation that you advertised was not at all what arrived at my home and this was a special gift for a 60th birthday. If the shipping could not be delivered within the 2 day expeditied time that I requested I should have received a notification by email that you could not meet the expedited shipping date so it would get here in the 2 days. I placed the order on 5/25/22 and received an email on 5/27/22 stating that it was on its way but it did not arrive until 5/31/22 - this is 6 days after the order was placed and I would have not requested the expedited shipping if I knew it would arrive after 5/29/22.nnI am not at all pleased and would like to have the order totally refunded including the shipping costs. I will gladly send you back the newspaper and the frame if that is what you need in order to expedite this. I have tried several times to contact you by phone but have not gotten through. The item has been shipped back to you.n

  • Historic Newspapers Team June 14 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    Looking at your order, and email confirmation, we had confirmed that your order was due for delivery between May 27-May 30 but unfortunately was 1 business day later than expected, which we do apologize for.

    In regards to the product itself, we have passed your review onto our Customer Service Team and a Representative will be in contact shortly to obtain photos of the product and hopefully can resolve this issue for you.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenienced caused.

    Kindest Regards
    The Historic Newspapers Team

Tara Zingali June 6 2022

I believe it is authentic.

Shawna Briggs June 1 2022

It was the perfect birthday gift for my husband. He was thoroughly surprised and pleased to read his paper.

Ron McAmis May 24 2022

Got this for my father for his 77th birthday, and he said it’s the BEST gift that he’s EVER received!

KRISTINE MARKLE May 17 2022

Amazing to have a certified original newspaper from the date you want!!!!

Laura McFadden May 3 2022

I purchased this for my fathers 80th birthday and it was an authentic Wall Street journal from the day in 1942. The paper was in good condition and he loved it. It arrived timely and I would highly recommend their product.

Melissa R May 2 2022

Its authentic and amazing to look back on news and events that happened back them. Plus newspapers are so rare makes me want to go out and some some to pass on to my children.