World War I


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* World War I Reference Library
Presents comprehensive coverage of the World War I period. The Almanac contains 15 chapters covering major topics related to the period, including the root causes of the war and U.S. involvement. Biographies profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II and many others. Primary Sources presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, letters, speeches, journals, and memoirs related to the period. Ed. Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast, and Christine Slovey. U*X*L, 2002.
From The Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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* The AIF Project - Australian ANZACs in the Great War
The AIF Project is a research and information activity at The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. The project has developed a database that records information on the more than 330,000 men and women who embarked from Australia for service overseas in the (First) Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1918.
* Anthem for Doomed Youth - 12 Soldier poets of the First World War
Companion to exhibition of manuscripts, letters, diaries, works of art, photographs and personal mementoes was held at the Imperial War Museum
* Anzac a day to remember
From the Australian War Memorial Museum
This website has been conceived for helping overseas visitors to organise their travel to the Somme battlefields and memorials and to follow in the Australian and New Zealander fighters’ footsteps.
* Australia in the First World War
From the Australian War Memorial Museum
* Battle of the Somme
From the Commonwealth War graves commision
* BBC History - World War One
Follow the Great War through the analysis of historians and politicians, and the accounts of those who experienced it.
* The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Minds memorials in over 150 countries and holds information on the 1.7 million members of the British Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars as well as the 60,000 civilian casualties of WWII. This huge database is online as the Debt of Honour Register. Users may search the Register for "personal and service details and places of commemoration" for relatives and "identify the exact location, by cemetery plot or memorial panel, where any given name is commemorated." Search variables include surname, initials, war or year of death, force, and nationality.
* Dawn of the Legend: 25 April 1915
This exhibition tells the story of the Australians who landed at Gallipoli, and of the creation of the ANZAC legend.
* Despatches From Gallipoli
Charles Bean, Keith Murdoch, Phillip Schuler and Charles Smith were four Australians who went to Gallipoli as journalists during World War 1. This website aims to introduce these men and their writing, as well as to highlight their role in the development of an Australian identity.
* Experiences of War
From the National Library of Scotland - three peoples experience of World War I are told through the use of archival photos and documents.
* First World War Official Histories
These works are the first published official record of Australia's involvement in the First World War. They are a detailed chronological record of all services and all theatres of conflict.
* The First World War: Sources for History
An exhibition from Pathways to the Past at The National Archives of the UK.
The purpose of this website is to provide a summary overview of the First World War.
* Gallipoli 1915: The Drama of the Dardanelles
Online exhibition from from the Imperial War Museum, UK
* Gallipoli Mission
Written by C E W Bean, published in 1948. This book deals with a small mission of eight Australians - including Charles Bean (the author), George Lambert (artist), and Hubert Wilkins (photographer) - who visited Gallipoli in 1919 to carry out research on the battlefields of the 1915 campaign, discuss a plan for the Gallipoli war graves, and obtain from the Turks their story of the fighting. The mission retraced the landing and the fight up the range, and with the assistance of a Turkish officer, Major Zeki Bey who served through the campaign, was able to follow the Turk defence system.
* Gallipoli: The First Day
An ABC 3D documentary site about the WW1 ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915.
* The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
This PBS site on World War I contains a timeline, glossary, maps, educational resources, and commentary from historians.
* The Great War, 1914-1918
Seven galleries telling the stories of the First World War. From The National Archives, UK
* A Guide to World War I Materials
"This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on World War I and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers." Resources include photo collections, "Today in History" pages, sheet music, radio broadcasts, and more. Compiled by Kenneth Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress.
* The Heritage of the Great War
* Images of a Forgotten War
Stories of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in the Great War told in film.
* In Flanders Fields museum
* The Long, Long Trail
All about the soldiers, units, regiments and battles of the British Army of the First World War, and how to research and understand them.
* Lost Poets of the Great War
Poets and poetry of World War I
* Mapping Gallipoli
Online exhibit of a small portion of the Australian War Memorial's Gallipoli map collection. The collection includes maps used at the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915, Turkish maps made during and immediately after the campaign, trench maps, operational maps, artillery maps, and ANZAC cemetery plans.
* Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures
The images in this collection track American sentiment about the war in Europe, week by week, before and after U.S. involvement. They document events of the war alongside society news and advertisements touting products of the day, creating a pictorial record of both the war effort and life at home. From American Memory at the Library of Congress.
* Online Bookshelves World War I
Official histories and other documents. Publications of the U.S. Army Center of Military History
* Oral Histories of the First World War: Veterans 1914-1918
Library and Archives Canada (LAC), in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), presents Oral Histories of the First World War: Veterans 1914-1918. The Web exhibition is based on the CBC's radio broadcast In Flanders Fields, a series of one-on-one interviews with veterans of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, which aired from November 11, 1964 to March 7, 1965.
* The Stars and Stripes
The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919. This collection presents the complete run - 71 weeks - of the World War I edition. From American Memory at the Library of Congress.
* The Story of Anzac: from 4 May, 1915 to the evacuation
Written by C E W Bean, 11th edition, published in 1941. Covers from 4 May 1915 to the evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula. Volume II of the Australian First World War Official Histories
* The Story of Anzac: the first phase
Written by C E W Bean, 11th edition, published in 1941. Covers from the outbreak of war until the end of first phase of the Gallipoli campaign 4 May 1915. Volume I of the Australian First World War Official Histories
* The Last Post Association
Belgian association which plays the Last Post every evening at the Menin Gate in Ypres to honour fallen Commonwealth soldiers of World War I.
* Trenches on the Web - An Internet History of the Great War
A huge resource of maps, images, full-text documents and articles about the First World War.
* The Versailles Treaty
Full text and related documents.
* Visit Gallipoli and the Anzac Commemorative Site
Covers the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, and the creation of a commemorative site at Gallipoli. From the Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs, Australia.
* Western Front 1918: The German Offensives
The fourth winter of the war: the strategic initiative passes to Germany. With the collapse of Russia, thousands of German troops flood back from the east to swell the ranks on the Western Front. Can Germany now deal the decisive blow to finish the war before the Americans join the fight on the Allied side? From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
* The World War I Document Archive
Hundreds of transcribed documents divided into sections such as diaries, conventions, the maritime war, and the medical front. Includes over 1800 photographs that document everything from the role of animals in warfare to various heads of state associated with the times.
* World War I Posters from the Elisabeth Ball Collection
The digital images in this collection are a representative sampling of more than 2,000 WWI lithographs from Italy, France, Belgium, England, Australia, Germany, the United States, and other countries collected by Elisabeth Ball (1897-1982). U.S. focus. From the Digital Library Initiative, Ball State University.
* World War One Battlefields
* World War One Medal Cards
Search and download World War One medal index cards. The Medal Rolls Index, known as the Medal Index Cards (MIC), was created by the Army Medal Office (AMO) towards the end of the First World War. The index was created to enable the AMO to place on one card, all of the details about an individual's medal entitlement, their rank or ranks, the unit or units they served in, the first operational theatre they served in and most importantly, the original AMO medal roll references. These medal rolls (held in WO 329) show the entitlement to the medals and also provide all of the accounting references for the issuing of the medal or medals.
* WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier
This blog is made up of transcripts of Harry Lamin's letters from the first World War. The letters will be posted exactly 90 years after they were written. To find out Harry's fate, follow the blog!