First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Commemoration" web sites

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Learning space : war memorials and commemoration
The LearningSpace: War memorials and commemoration Web pages are part of the Open University's 'OpenLearn' initiative, which aims to provide free access to online learning resources for adult learners worldwide. This online teaching unit is designed to use the theme of commemoration to give users practice in good study techniques, and more specifically to teach them how form and ideas are important in the arts and humanities. The unit is divided into eight parts, which cover topics such as: war memorials; the need to commemorate; form and function of memorials; and personal responses…
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…
Memorial gates trust
This is the website of The Memorial Gates Trust. The Memorial Gates were erected on Constitution Hill in London, as a remembrance for the men and women from the Indian subcontinent, Africa and the Caribbean, who volunteered to serve with the Armed Forces in the First and Second World Wars. The site includes text, pictures and some oral testimony. For each war there is an overview of the conflicts, and a map highlighting the area in the world where campaigns took place. There are then three sub-chapters discussing the experiences of the five million Commonwealth volunteers.
Memorial museum Passchendaele 1917
The website of the Memorial Museum at Passchendaele in Belgium offers information for visitors to this exhibition centre which stands by the memorial to those who fought and died in Belgium at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, during the First World War. As well as visitor information, and information for researchers visiting the archives, events updates, press releases and news about the museum, the website has educational materials available for schools, and brief background notes on the battle, the surrounding battlefields (where the trenches and underground first aid stations ar…
Northallerton memorials project
The Northallerton Memorials Project website aims to commemorate the men named on First and Second World War memorials in Northallerton and the nearby villages of Romanby and Brompton in North Yorkshire. The site is divided into sections, by town or village, and for each soldier's name there is usually at least a photograph of the grave, and information about his wartime activities. The website also provides information on: Northallerton; Romanby; and Brompton, as well as links to related sites of interest. The site is very simple, but is informative and easy to use. The information…
Roll of honour
Roll of Honour is a site dedicated to the memory of soldiers recorded on numerous memorials around Britain and overseas. Records are provided within a variety of counties including: Bedfordshire; Buckinghamshire; Cambridgeshire; Hutingdonshire; Lincolnshire; Northamptonshire; and Norfolk. Other counties and overseas memorials are included but only in limited detail. The comprehensive documentation of the memorials provides photographs of the memorial; details of the men included; and their photograph if possible. The search facility enbles users to search the database for those who die…
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion website is the charity's official home, designed to communicate with its members worldwide. There are regularly updated areas such as Events, Lost Trails and Press Releases. The website is also part of the online presence of the annual festival of remembrance and the poppy campaign to raise money for the charitable work of the Legion. The 'Schools' section would be of particular interest to teachers, where they can download an education pack (as a PDF) designed for pupils studying History at key stages 1-4. These mainly relate to 20th century conflicts such as…
Royal Canadian Legion
The Royal Canadian Legion's official website promotes remembrance ceremonies and activities commemorating those who died in the First World War and the Second World War, the Korean War and other Canadian military missions, as well as those who survived these conflicts. The National Remembrance-Poppy Campaign to raise money for needy veterans, ex service members, and their families, is evident throughout the site. There is an excellent teachers' guide (available to download as a PDF) designed to assist primary and secondary school teachers to foster the Tradition of Remembrance in Canad…
Scottish national war memorial
This is the website of the Scottish National War Memorial, which commemorates over 200,000 twentieth century Scottish casualties of war. It records the names of those killed in the First World War, Second World War, and post 1945 campaigns such as the Malayan Emergency, the Korean War, Northern Ireland, the Falklands War and the Gulf War. On the website there is an in depth history of the monument, and a virtual tour, as well as a link to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission where the names listed at the memorial can be searched. In addition to this there is a bibliography of books a…
Swavesey and the Great War
The Swavesey Chronicles is a website dedicated to commemorating those men from the small Cambridgeshire village of Swavesey who lost their lives during the First World War. A list of names on the front page is linked to information on each individual (photographs, biographies etc.). Much of the content on this site regarding Swavesey and the Great War was originally posted on the World War I Discussion List, and will be of interest to anyone looking to research or teach the impact of the War on a typical community. (Accompanying photographs showing sites on the Somme where the men f…