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"Que nous dit l'archéologie du quotidien de la Grande Guerre ? À quelles archives, absentes des récits de nos aïeux, les recherches archéologiques nous donnent-elles accès ? Partez à la découverte de ce patrimoine lié à ce terrible conflit."
"British Pathé is one of the oldest media companies in the world. Their roots lie in 1890s Paris where their founder, Charles Pathé, pioneered the development of the moving image. They were established in London in 1902, and by 1910 were producing their famous bi-weekly newsreel the Pathé Gazette. After the First World War they started producing various Cinemagazines as well. By 1930 they were producing the Gazette, the Pathetone Weekly, the Pathé Pictorial and Eve's Film Review, covering entertainment, culture and womens' issues. By the time Pathé finally stopped producing the cinema newsreel in 1970 they had accumulated 3500 hours of filmed history amounting to over 90,000 individual items."
"The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates 1.1 million casualties of the First World War. It was a conflict fought all over the world, and Commonwealth servicemen and women served in many different roles on land, at sea, and in the air. The graves of those who fell, and the memorials to those with no known grave, provide a unique insight into the history of the war. This site will develop over the centenary to help you discover more about the conflict, and where those who died are commemorated today."
"Explore a diverse selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War. Enhance a profile dedicated to the wartime journey of someone who served. Uncover the personal stories of service men and women through original archival records. A growing number of Australian profiles on Discovering Anzacs have a repatriation record attached which shows what happened to that person after the war."
"Since February 2013, the European Film Gateway gives access to ca. 2'900 historic films related to the First World War. European film archives contributing to the EFG digitised considerable parts of their WWI collections in the scope of the EU-funded project EFG1914. In time for the centenary of World War One, all films digitised in the project are now findable through the European Film Gateway. The films cover different genres like newsreels, documentaries, fiction and propaganda and have to be considered of special importance since only around 20% of the complete silent film production survived in the film heritage institutions. Therefore, the films searchable through the European Film Gateway constitute a crucial part of these remaining moving image records."
"Explore stories, films and historical material about the First World War and contribute your own family history. Europeana 1914-1918 mixes resources from libraries and archives across the globe with memories and memorabilia from families throughout Europe. Discover. Learn. Research. Use. Share."
"Scotland's First World War film collection is preserved at the Scottish Screen Archive, which is part of the National Library of Scotland. These films, often made by local cinema managers, provide an insight into the war effort at home. Footage focuses on troops training for combat, fundraising, propaganda and military display."
"Since February 2013, the European Film Gateway gives access to around 3'000 historic films related to the First World War. European film archives contributing to the European Film Gateway digitised considerable parts of their WWI collections in the scope of the EU-funded project EFG1914. In time for the centenary of World War One in 2014, all films digitised in the project were searchable through the European Film Gateway. To find out about re-use conditions and to acquire high-quality files of the films, please get in touch with the providing archives. The films cover different genres like newsreels, documentaries, fiction and propaganda and have to be considered of special importance since only around 20% of the complete silent film production survived in the film heritage institutions. Therefore, the films searchable through the European Film Gateway constitute a crucial part of these remaining moving image records."
"Curated by Professor Neil Harris and Teri J. Edelstein at the University of Chicago. The centennial of the outbreak of World War I is an occasion for historical commemoration. Many of the decisive scenes of the Great War were enacted in the military theaters of the battlefield, but the impact of mobilization brought a significant social change to the home front as well. En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I explores one of the most important of these cultural theaters of the war, the contest to influence public opinion and shape loyalties in one of the principal Allied powers. This exhibition examines a group of French artists whose work vividly expressed the partisanship, horror, valor, and absurdities of the war. Alternately promoting and critiquing the official narratives of the conflict, these French illustrators left an eloquent record of the ironies of the great international struggle and the uncertain rewards of victory."
"Explore our collection of First World War records We hold the official UK government records of the First World War, including a vast collection of letters, diaries, maps and photographs. We will be marking the centenary of the war with an extensive programme, spanning a five-year period between 2014 and 2019.
If you want to explore our First World War records and are new to researching at The National Archives, you can start your research here or chat to one of our reader advisors online."
"In the fall of 2013, eight University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Geography students had the opportunity to experience the scarred remains of two World War One battlefields: the Somme and Verdun. Combined, these two conflicts expended over a million tones of ordinance, 100 million bullets, and killed a total of over 3 million people over the course of nine months; the end results of this wanton destruction was hardly a change in the status quo. Today, the battlefields are both memorialized with parcels set aside for remembrance of the sacrifices given by these soldiers, nearly one hundred years ago. Ancestors of the fallen can visit these places and still see battlefields pockmarked by thousands of craters: grassy divots rolling into one another as if they were a frozen ocean waiting for the tide."
From The Guardian: "Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the half-hour film explores the war and its effects from many different perspectives. You can watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi thanks to our partnership with the British Academy."
The American Battlefields Memorial Commission created this interactive website whish allows the user to explore and learn about the experiences of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front.
"IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. We seek to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'wartime experience'. We are proud to be regarded as essential sights of London, Cambridgeshire and Greater Manchester. IWM is a family of five museums: IWM London; IWM North in Trafford, Greater Manchester; IWM Duxford near Cambridge; the Churchill War Rooms in Whitehall, London; and the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London on the River Thames. The information on this website tells you about the permanent displays, the archives, special exhibitions, forthcoming events, education programmes, corporate hospitality and shopping facilities."
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/ "Many institutions, such as the Imperial War Museums in Britain, are choosing to partner up with the Google Cultural Institute to host digital exhibitions online. On this corner of its site, visitors can explore different collections, artists, and artworks related to World War One. Currently, there are 78 items in total, including wonderful paintings by John Singer Sargent and Henry Tonks depicting the privations and trials of war. Visitors can view a map of the artworks' geographical locations and also use the site to create personalized galleries. Also, the Sort Function allows users to examine these items in the order that they have been added. This is an especially great feature for returning visitors. [KMG]"
From the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas: "How long did World War I last? Who fought whom? Journey through the story of the Great War with our Interactive WWI Timeline, covering the world events of 1914 ‑ 1920."
Portal listing several sites in German: "Dieses Verzeichnis war Grundlage für das Portal kriegssammlungen.de, das den Verbleib sowie den aktuellen Erhaltungs- und Erschließungszustand von derzeit 236 Sammlungen dokumentiert. Die Suchindices ermöglichen Ihnen die Recherche nach Kriegssammlungen bestimmter Personen, Orte und Regionen, aber auch nach bestimmten Sammlungsgegenständen wie Lazarettzeitungen, Plakaten oder Tagebüchern, sofern sie noch heute erhalten sind. Auch eine Freie Suche im Volltext wird angeboten. Das Portal ist ein Projekt der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Regionalbibliotheken im Deutschen Bibliotheksverband."
"Imperial War Museums needs you to help piece together the Life Stories of more than 8 million men and women who made a contribution during the First World War. Lives of the First World War will be a part of the BBC World War One at Home Live Events, visiting locations across the UK from May – September 2014."
"La Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale est un groupement d’intérêt public créé en 2012 par le Gouvernement dans la perspective de préparer et de mettre en œuvre le programme commémoratif du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale. Constituée par seize membres fondateurs, elle travaille sous l’autorité du secrétaire d'État aux Anciens combattants et à la Mémoire, Monsieur Kader Arif."
"14-18 NOW was the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary. Working with arts and heritage partners all across the UK, we commissioned new artworks from 420 contemporary artists, musicians, film makers, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18.'
"Archives 1914-1918: during the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps. The belligerent countries involved provided lists of prisoners to the ICRC, wich created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. Now, you can search through all 5 million of them."
"1914-1918-online – International Encyclopedia of the First World War is an English-language online reference work on World War One. Launched in October 2014, the multi-perspective, public-access encyclopedia is a collaborative project by the largest network of WW1 researchers worldwide, spanning more than 50 countries. 1914-1918-online features innovative navigation and search functions based on semantic wiki technology and will eventually contain more than 1,000 articles. Since March 2016, “1914-1918-online” is being expanded and enhanced with alternative procedures. This is part of the DFG-project “Open Encyclopedia System”, which is carried out together with the Center for Digital Systems, the Center for Modern Greece and the Bavarian State Library. The emphasis of the functional expansion is to develop the encyclopedia from a uni-directional publishing environment to an interactive work and publishing environment. The core areas of this expansion include the updating of electronic publications and the explorative development of functionalities for user participation. The editorial and publication platform of “1914-1918-online” will be migrated to the “Open Encyclopedia System”."
"Our collection of First World War 'Official photographs' contains hundreds of black-and-white images, mainly of the Western Front during the First World War. Official British war photographers took many of them for propaganda purposes. The photos are among the papers of Field Marshal (Earl) Haig (1861-1928) — see our section on 'The General' for an overview of his experience of the war. The Haig Papers [NLS reference: Acc.3155] also contain Douglas Haig's diaries."
From the UK "This Zooniverse project was built in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum and the National Archives. For 5 years volunteers transcribed and annotated World War I field notes from the Western Front. The first phase of this project is now complete, and thank you to all those who participated."
"Im August 2014 jährte sich zum hundertsten Mal der Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs. Das Bundesarchiv präsentiert zu diesem Anlass mehr als 700.000 digitalisierte Seiten aus den Akten des Ersten Weltkriegs, Dokumente und Fotos zu zahlreichen Einzelthemen und weitere Angebote für Recherche und Weiterbildung rund um den Ersten Weltkrieg."
"Forged in the crucible of the First World War, the Royal Air Force was officially formed on 1 April, 1918. The story of the RAF has shaped the modern world. By inspiring technological development, pioneering cultural change and pushing the boundaries of human achievement, the RAF has touched the lives of millions around the globe. The RAF Museum’s Storyvault will be developed to allow us to capture and share these extraordinary stories – stories of ordinary Service men and women who upheld the RFC motto: Per ardua ad astra (Through adversity to the stars) both through the theatre of war and maintaining peace. As we mark the centenary of the First World War, please click through to explore our digitised archives of conflict casualty cards, the 1918 muster roll and 1918 Air Force List along with some of the personal histories of airmen of the Royal Flying Corps. .."
"Welcome to The Serving Soldier - for the first time providing online access to unique original documents and photographs held by the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King's College London."
"The assassination on June 28, 1914, of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, would spark World War I. The Defense Department salutes the courage of the U.S. soldiers who fought for freedom's sake."
"As early as August 1914, the Court Library in Vienna began to create a historical collection of sources on the “great age” of the war. The library sent requests to the daily press and the authorities to submit posters, notices, leaflets, diaries, vivat ribbons, postcards, poems, school essays, drawings, photos etc. so that subsequent generations could be shown as many aspects of the war as possible. The reaction was huge. From all the Crown Lands came official and private material of widely varying quality. The Court Library also exchanged material above all with Budapest and Berlin. By the end of the war, the Library had collected around 52,000 objects and thousands of photos. After 1918, the willingness to document the lost war fell noticeably, and in the First and even the Second Republic practically no one was interested any longer in this particular heritage of the years between 1914 and 1918."
"Drawing on archive material from Europeana 1914-1918 and artworks held in museum collections, Visions of War examines how serving soldiers and official war artists depicted conflict on the Western Front during World War One in paintings, drawings, watercolours and sculpture. It touches upon the lives of the artists and soldiers who made these works and explores their artistic approaches."
"This archive of primary documents from World War One has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). International in focus, the archive intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War."
Made from Europeana links, this includes material on teaching with scholarly essays. 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.
"From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff." The link is to the World War I items. 44 are from the United States of America, 13 from France, and 1 from Italy.
"August 2014 marks one hundred years since the start of World War One. To commemorate this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films. British Pathé holds one of the finest and most comprehensive First World War archives in the world. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, you can explore the entire archive using the search bar at the top of this page."