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 20th Century 1914-1933 infographic
Photomontage shows key events and personalities of the 20th Century, focusing on the years 1914-1933. Photomontage banner shown in full at the top of the preview, and with two enlargements below


20th Century 1914-1933

December 30, 1999 - Photomontage shows key events and personalities of the 20th Century, focusing on the years 1914-1933.

From left to right:

The Great War, the War to end all Wars. Four years of carnage saw 60 million soldiers mobilized, 10 million dead, seven million maimed for life and a further 19 million wounded. Eight million civilians were killed, whole empires were wiped off the map – and less than 20 years later, it all began again

In the October Revolution of 1917, the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, overthrew Russia’s war-weakened government, deposed the Tsar and established the world’s first Communist state – soon to be named the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

With technological advances in radio receivers, the first electrical loudspeakers in 1924 and the invention of television in 1926, broadcasting became a viable career option and home entertainment began to make its mark

Doodling on a sketch-pad, a little known animator named Walt Disney created a cartoon character named Mickey Mouse, first introduced to cinema audiences in 1928. The rest is history…

Freed from the constraints of the corset, the fashions of the 1920s reflected the new-found freedoms of women in the post-war world

Screen legend Charlie Chaplin’s loveable Little Tramp, complete with funny walk, bowler hat, cane, moustache and baggy trousers, ensured his place in Hollywood history. Creator of richly inventive comedies such as “The Kid”, “City Lights” and “Modern Times”, Chaplin continued to make successful silent films long after the advent after the talkies

Recognized as one of the greatest physicists of all time, Albert Einstein’s achievements include his work in the development of quantum theory, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. But he is best known for his formulation of the theory of relativity, which recognizes that mass and energy are equal. Deprived of his German citizenship by the Nazis, he fled to America and became instrumental in the development of the atom bomb, but later actively promoted disarmament

After years of fruitless searching, British archaelogists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the almost intact tomb of the Pharoah Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Egypt. The first men to set eyes on the fabulous treasures since the tomb was sealed around 1350BC, Carnarvon’s death soon afterwards contributed to the legend of “Tutankhamun’s Curse”

Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso is generally considered the foremost figure in 20th-century art. His technical virtuosity, enormous versatility and extraordinary originality influenced the development of many important movements, notably Cubism

PUBLISHED: 9/12/1999; STORY: Graphic News