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Historic headlines: Great Britain joins World War Two on 3 September 1939

Not only does 2014 mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, it is also the 75th anniversary of the start of World War Two.  Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, following Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland on 1 September.  Take a look at the newspaper headlines from Sunday 3 September, announcing that Britain was at war once more.

 

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Newspaper headlines from the beginning of WW2

The Nottingham Evening Post announces the start of WW2
Nottingham Evening Post | Sunday 3 September 1939</a?

 

The Derby Daily Telegraph announces the start of WW2

Derby Daily Telegraph | Sunday 3 September 1939

 

The Gloucester Citizen announces the start of WW2
Gloucester Citizen | Sunday 3 September 1939

 

Portsmouth Evening News prints WW2 pictures

Alongside the newspaper’s announcement that Britain was at war with Germany, the Portsmouth Evening News also printed pictures from the first day of World War Two.

The Portsmouth Evening News prints WW2 pictures on the first day of World War Two
Portsmouth Evening News | Sunday 3 September 1939

 

The Portsmouth Evening News announces the start of WW2
Portsmouth Evening News | Sunday 3 September 1939

 

 

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