First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Allied Forces" web sites

17 online resources. This is page 1 of 2.
British military history collections, 1801-1945
This website is published by the British Library, and is an introduction to the newspaper holdings the Library has that are related to British military history, 1801-1945. On the main part of the site there is an introductory essay on the history of the war correspondent and the reporting of wars in newspapers. Following this there are three further sections, the first of which looks at the scope of the British Library's holdings in this area, highlighting the most important publications available. The second provides an article on how to use military records when researching fami…
Canada and the First World War
Canada and the First World War is an online exhibition published by Library and Archives Canada, which looks at the country's participation in World War One. The site is separated into two main parts, the first of which, We Were There, concentrates on the accounts of individuals experiences during the war years. A variety of participants are featured, including nurses, servicemen and those on the home front. Their accounts are all accompanied by primary source material taken from the National Archives of Canada, including resources such a diaries, posters, photographs, letters, and vid…
Canadian war museum
The Canadian War Museum is affiliated to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and focuses on conflicts from the 18th Century to the present day. The site includes virtual exhibitions on military art, a searchable artifacts database and online catalogue of the Libraries and Archives of the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. The site is available in English and French. Visitor information is included.
First world war.com
First World War.com is an online multimedia history of the First World War, edited by enthusiast Michael Duffy. The material on the site is not peer-reviewed, and as such the Editor advises against using it for teaching purposes, however, the site is well-designed and attractive and would be of interest to students of the Great War. Work on the content of the site is ongoing, and already included are features and information on: battles; weaponry/gas; poets and prose; life in the trenches; the Christmas Truce; propaganda posters; and commanders. The site also provides footage (archive…
From colony to country : a reader's guide to Canadian military history
This Library and Archives Canada site is an electronic bibliography of the literature on Canadian military history. The project is an attempt to bring often unknown texts to the attention of researchers. Still in its early stages, the bibliography is organised into sections such as: the Northwest Campaign; the South African War; the First World War; and the Second World War. Each section is then divided further for ease of use. For example, the First World War bibliography is arranged into sub-sections that include: general reference sources, military justice, and intervention in Russi…
Long, long trail, The
The Long, Long Trail is a website compiled and edited by Chris Baker, a member of the University of Birmingham's Centre for First World War Studies. The site is an attempt to present information about the British Army's contribution to the First World War in a clear, scholarly and unemotive manner. In addition to orders of battle and technical details, there are extensive sections on the life of a soldier, and virtual tours of the battlefields. A useful resource for: genealogists; military historians; students; and those with a general interest in the First World War, the site provide…
Lost generation
The Lost Generation website has been created by Channel 4, with the aim of turning "those long lists of names of the fallen back into real people". The site contains information about the First World War and its impact on: those who fought; those who stayed at home; and the wider international consequences of the conflict. The emphasis is mainly upon the experiences of ordinary people in the UK, and invites contributions from its audience. The site includes: a timeline of key events; a history of major battles (including the Somme); and discussion of life on the home front. Each secti…
National World War I Museum
The National World War I Museum, Liberty Memorial, is only public museum in the United States dedicated solely to the history of World War One. its website provides access to general visitor information. It also provides a chronology of key dates from 1914-1919, some online photographs of the conflict and eye-witness accounts from USA citizens.
Newfoundland and the Great War
This website offers a digital collection of resources on the Newfoundland and Labrador community in Canada during the First World War. The site is published by the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site, and has been funded and sponsored by Canada's Digital Collection program, Industry Canada, and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Archives. On the site users can access articles, images, audio files and video footage concerning this region during the Great War. Amongst the topics covered by this material are the war effort on the home front, paramilitary groups,…
Price of Freedom: Americans at War
This site was created by the National Museum of American History. It is an online exhibit which provides materials relating to the history of American involvement in wars from 1775-2000. These include the First World War, Second World War, Vietnam War, Korean War and the Cold War. The site includes a chronology of the conflicts, plus text and multimedia clips that provide insight into the American experience of war and its impact on US society. The site also includes a teaching and learning section with quizzes, suggested classroom activities and worksheets for children and students.