1944 Newspapers

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1944 Newspapers

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Discover which 1944 historical events made it into the headlines of America’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 America and Europe.

January 15, 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.

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

March 2, 1944 
The 16th Academy Awards ceremony is held, the first Oscar ceremony held at a large public venue, Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Casablanca wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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

June 5, 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‘.

June 6, 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.

July 19, 1944 
President Franklin D. Roosevelt is renominated for a fourth term at the 1944 Democratic National Convention. Missouri Senator Harry  Truman is selected to be the vice presidential nominee.

August 1, 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.

August 4, 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.

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

August 20, 1944
American forces successfully defeat Nazi forces at Chambois, closing the Falaise Gap.

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

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

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

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

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

October 30, 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.

November 7, 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.

December 15, 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.

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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.

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