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Hist. 4350W-World War I (The Great War): Primary Source Collections

Dr. Miranda Sachs (Fall 2020)

Online Digital Collections


Here are just a few of the many titles available

Other Sources

  • British Library: World War I
    Supported by over 500 historical sources from across Europe, this resource examines key themes in the history of World War One. Explore a wealth of original source material, over 50 newly-commissioned articles written by historians, teachers' notes and more to discover how war affected people on different sides of the conflict.
  • BBC History: World War I
    Pictures, videos, and guides to many different aspects of the war, including effects on science, sports, the home front, and other topics.
  • PBS: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
    Interactive site with history, timelines, audio, and video.
  • Taylor & Francis/Routledge Online: Remembering World War I
    Taylor & Francis/Routledge, publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works, have made their World War I collection available free online until 2018.
  • ABC (Australia) Centenary Site
    The Australian perspective is presented on this site, with audio, video, photos, and archival letters. Includes a link to a special 3-D Documentary site on Gallipoli.
  • Imperial War Museum WWI Centenary
    This site offers photos, videos, and podcasts of participants in World War I. They have developed a Lives of the World War online exhibit.
  • Western Front Association Centenary
    The Western Front Association (WFA) is dedicated to remembering the First World War. The WFA was founded in the United Kingdom in 1980 and since that time has grown to include branches in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. It is the aim of the WFA to further interest in the period 1914-1918 to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those of both sides who served their countries in The Great War.
  • WWI Centennial Network: America Remembers the Great War
    The World War I Centennial Network is a collaborative association of organizations, museums and historic sites in the United States related to the First World War. The goal of the Network is to further public awareness of the history and memory of The Great War (1914-1918) as we approach and experience its centenary years. To this end, the World War I Centennial Network fosters collaboration and cross-promotion of the special events, commemorations and exhibits created by its members.
  • The Great War 1914-1918
    This site provides an overview of the First World War battlefields on the Western Front by showing you where they are and what you can see there today. Established in 1998, the website is dedicated to the memory of 20 family members who served in the military during the Great War of 1914-1918.
  • World War I Propaganda
  • The UNC School of Education has an online display of WWI propaganda posters.
  • Smithsonian Magazine Landscapes
    Even today, Europe's landscape still bears scars from battles. This series of photographs shows what the land looks like today.