First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Education Area


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A series of online seminars on various topics

  • An Introduction to WW1 Poetry
  • Isaac Rosenberg's 'Break of Day in the Trenches'
  • An introduction to manuscript studies
  • Comparing Literature
  • Remembrance
  • Analysing a poem using a computer
  • Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

To explore the seminars, go to the Tutorials Page

Film and Audio Clips

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Over 150 Audio-Visual clips you can download and play in your classroom

  • Find audio interviews with veterans and podcasts with experts on the Podcasts Page
  • Find film footage from major First World War Battles, of life in the trenches and the home front in the Film Collection

First World War Timelines

the timeline tool

Use the interactive timelines to find out about the key events from the First World War and explore what the major poets of the period were doing at the time.

Explore the:

  • Letters they wrote
  • Diaries they kept
  • Poetry they authored

You can even upload your own dataset and view it on the timeline.

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