First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Commemoration" web sites

44 online resources. This is page 3 of 5.
Tadcaster-WW1-memorials.com
Tadcaster WWI Memorials is a website dedicated to the men from Tadcaster and surrounding towns and villages in North and West Yorkshire, who served and gave their lives in the First World War. The site provides not only the names inscribed on war memorials in these areas, but in many cases also photographs of the named individuals and their war graves and details of their military careers. There is also a section giving details of local-born men who fought with the Australian and Canadian forces. The names on the main Tadcaster memorial are divided into sections alphabetically and ar…
Tears of stone
This is the website of Jane Alden Stevens' photographs of First World War memorials. A professional photographer, Stevens has travelled extensively in Europe and created an large archive of images of First World War memorials. However, the site is not simply an academic exercise in collation and cataloguing. Stevens' work also honours those who still tend to the memorials and the survivors for whom they remain of vital significance.The site includes a virtual tour of Stevens' 'Tears of Stone' exhibit, featuring both photographs and observations made by the photographer. This site will …
The American Legion : world's largest veterans organization
This is the official website of the American Legion, "the world's largest veterans organization". Here can be seen the evidence to support this claim - as an online community is visibly thriving. There are many pages online relating to the care and support of veterans and those disabled by the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Gulf War, as well as many other conflicts. It is also possible to browse online through selected articles from the main publications the "American Legion Magazine" and the "Dispatch". There is also a listing of other …
The battle of the Somme
The Battle of the Somme is an online exhibition from the Imperial War Museum, focusing on: the battle; its context within the First World War as a whole; and the impact it had on the lives of those involved. The exhibition is divided into three main sections: 'The Battle'; 'Personal Stories'; and 'The Somme Revisited'. Each section is illustrated with photographs of: key figures; places; and artefacts; as well as contemporary film footage. The individual war experiences documented include names such as: J.R.R. Tolkien; Douglas Haig; and Robert Graves, in addition to the less well kn…
The Great War : Vimy Ridge : George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C.
The website The Great War: Vimy Ridge describes the research undertaken by Richard Van Wyck Laughton, grandson of George Van Wyck Laughton, who served in the British and Canadian armies in that conflict. This site is an extension of Richard Laughton's elaborate and well-sourced genealogical pages on this Canadian branch of the Laughton family. This section was created, the site states, to counter the recent historiographical trend to play down or question the importance of Vimy Ridge in Canadian history and particularly in the teaching of the subject. Laughton is not an academic, so…
The Lutyens Trust
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens was a prominent British architect active from the late nineteenth century to the 1940s in the United Kingdom and overseas (particularly in South Africa and India). He produced many country houses and gardens, large public buildings, and memorials to the First World War. This is the website of a trust established in 1984 to promote the preservation of his works, provide general information to the public, and encourage research and scholarly publication. In addition to information about the trust, the website includes a brief biography and chronology of Lutyens…
UK inventory of war memorials
The website of the UK National Inventory of War Memorials provides free access to a searchable database of over 50,000 war memorials that can be found in the UK. It was created with the support of the Imperial War Museum in collaboration with English Heritage among others, and includes references to all wars from the 10th century to the current day. Visitor information is provided for researchers in fields as diverse as art and military history, and local and family history. The Web pages describe some research interests of visitors which include: the commemorative work of particular a…
Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
This is the Web site of the national organisation responsible for the care and maintenance of German war graves, which was founded in 1919. The site outlines the Commission's international cooperative work to maintain the graves. A grave search engine unfortunately appears to require comprehensive information on a subject before a search is conducted. Subsites here are devoted to dedicated cemeteries in France, Hungary, Poland and Russia. The site outlines the support strategies the Commission uses, including summer work camps for upper primary and secondary students. Students at …
War graves photographic project
This website, for the War Graves Photograph Project, aims to provide free online access to photographs of over 1.75 million war graves and war memorials from around the world. Although the focus will primarily be on British and Commonwealth war graves, the project also aims to include other nation's war graves and memorials too. The project has been undertaken by volunteers, with the aid of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, in order to provide photographic access to the graves and memorials to those lost in battle. The size of the project means that it is still being updated, …
War memorials trust
This is the website of the War Memorials Trust (formerly the Friends of War Memorials), a Registered Charity devoted to the care of war memorials of all dates and types across the UK. As well as information about the organisation, such as its patrons and officers, events and news, there is a long list of links to relevant websites. These include: veterans' organisations; archives, repositories and museums for research; links to personal websites and histories for the Anglo-Boer War, the First World War, Second World War; as well as links to resources about remembrance in Canada, Austra…