1914 - 1939 Original Archive Historic Newspapers

1910s, 1920s, 1930s News

4th August 1914 Britain declares war on Germany,
19th October 1914 First Battle of Ypres begins,
7th May 1915 Sinking of the British liner Lusitania by German U boat
1st July 1916 Battle of the Somme begins,
18th November 1916 Somme Offensive ends
6th April 1917 U.S. declares war on Germany,
31st July 1917 Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) begins
8th August 1918 Battle of Amiens begins,
20th October 1918 Germany ends submarine warfare
7th November 1918 Germany starts to negotiate Armistice,
11th November 1918 Armistice Day and fighting stops at 11am
9th February 1919 First air service on London to Paris route
16th January1920 Prohibiton starts in U.S.
7th December 1921 Irish offered Free State
29th November 1922 Treasures of Tutankhamun unearthed
28th April 1923 Vast crowds see Wembley Stadum's first F.A. Cup Final
21st January 1924 Death of Lenin
1st September 1925 The Charleston dance takes Britain by storm
5th May 1926 Britain's first General Strike begins
21st May 1927 Lindbergh first to fly Atlantic solo
28th September 1928 Alexander Fleming discovers Penilillin
24th October 1929 The Wall Street Crash
5th October 1930 R101 Airship Disaster
19th September 1931 Britain forced off the Gold Standard and devalues
20th May 1932 The BBC opens new HQ in Portland Place
23rd May 1933 M.C.C. Bodyline Tour
28th March 1934 Compulsory driving test announced
6th May 1935 King and Queen's Silver Jubilee
16th August 1936 Jessie Owens is star of Berlin Olympics
12th May 1937 Coronation of George V1
30th September 1938 Chamberlain promises "Peace for our time"
3rd September 1939 Britain declares war on Germany