The Poetry of the Great War
Read a selection of some of the greatest poems from the First World War then find out more about the poets in the archive.
Trace your relatives who served in the First World War with these simple guides:
Featured: War Cemeteries
A short video made by the First World War Poetry Digital Archive taking viewers through tracing the burial site of a soldier of the First World War.
- Unlock the clues in your familiy photographs from the Great War with our guide to deciphering family photographs.
- Trace a soldier who served during the First World War records with our guide to finding army service records.
Visit The Great War Archive and browse over 6000 contributions made by the general public.
A range podcasts available from key speakers on First World War literature and History.
Featured: An Interview with Ian Hislop
Ian Hislop talks about his fascination with the Great War. The interview covers remembrance, the importance of the war on today's society, the impact of the war, and the influence of war poetry, as well as insights into his TV programmes and publications.
First World War Timelines
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.
- Letters they wrote
- Diaries they kept
- Poetry they authored
You can even upload your own dataset and view it on the timeline.