First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Home Front" web sites

13 online resources. This is page 1 of 2.
BBC : history : home front : World War One
This is the main page of the BBC History website's section on life on the home front during World War One. The site offers an overview of the period 1901 to 1918, plus a range of articles on the origins of the War, its social impact (including the effect it had on women, and the importance of propaganda), and various controversial questions that have been raised about it. There is also a section on life in Britain before the War, covering topics such as the 1908 Olympics, antarctic exploration, and the Titanic. The articles are supplemented by image galleries. A link is provided to the…
Britain 1906-1918 : contrast, contradiction and change
Britain 1906-1918: Contrast Contradiction and Change is an online exhibition available on the The National Archives Learning Curve website. The Learning Curve is an online teaching resource, designed with the current history curriculum, from Key Stage 2 to 5, specifically in mind. This exhibition looks at life in Britain during the Edwardian period, concentrating on three main areas, Welfare Reforms, Women, Society and the Vote, and War and Chance in Britain. Each section looks at important topics within the subject, providing a range of resources to aid understanding of the key themes…
Centre for First World War Studies, Birmingham
The Centre for First World War Studies is part of the Departments of Medieval and Modern History at the University of Birmingham. The Centre's website includes a considerable amount of research material relating to the Great War, 1914-1918. There is a significant number of downloadable book reviews, 'forgotten live', a page commemorating ordinary men and women in Britain who participated in World War I, and 'lions led by donkeys', an archive concerned with the lives of the lesser known general officers. Also included on the site are details of the newly created…
David Lloyd George Exhibition 1863-1945
This site provides access to a collection of materials relating to David Lloyd George which were prepared by the National Library of Wales to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death in 1995. David Lloyd George was a Liberal party politician and British Prime Minister from 1916-1922. The website provides access to biographical details and photographs from his private and political life.The text describes his life, including key moments such as his involvement in the First World War and Versailles Peace conference.
Gathering the Jewels
The Gathering the Jewels website provides free access to a fascinating collection of over 20,000 images of books, letters, photographs, prints and objects relating to Welsh economic, social and political history from Pre-history to the current day. It was created by a consortium of leading museum and libraries in Wales, including The National Library of Wales, National Museums and Galleries of Wales Federation of Welsh Museums, Archives Council Wales Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic Monuments Wales and Council of Museums in Wales. Themed topics include: education, health, t…
Great War album, A : excerpts from a special book
A Great War Album is a website that includes words and images taken from an album kept by Kate Harvey, a nurse working at Gravesend Hospital during the First World War. Soldiers from: England; Scotland; Ireland; Wales; Canada; and Australia contributed: cartoons; poems; and comments, as well as drawings and regimental badges. Some soldiers left only their signatures and addresses in the 'Roll of Honour' in the book. The website gives only a brief look into the album, presenting a few excerpts rather than reproducing the whole book, and some of the images are not very large, making it…
Living city
The Living City is Web-based project intended to capture the experience of life, health and urban transformation in New York between the end of the American Civil War and the end of the First World War. The site contains information about sanitation, bacteriology, housing, hospitals, race and immigration and other public health-related themes. The site can be searched using a search engine, or it is possible to browse the timeline which is organised into decades, 1860s-1920s. The timeline covers major events in national and local history, and focuses on the themes of water and waste an…
Mines rescue history UK
This website is on the history of the Mines Rescue Teams who were established to deal with accidents and disasters in mines in the United Kingdom. The site is published by an enthusiast who has accumulated a great deal of information about this aspect of industrial history. The site is easy enough to navigate, although the design could stand some improvement, and it can be viewed in either a frames or a no-frames version. The narrative content covers the establishment of the Mines Rescue Teams, a century by century list of mining disasters from 1700 onwards, information about the Mines…
Paths of memory
Paths of Memory is a website focusing on the First and Second World Wars and the Spanish Civil War, and the effects of these conflicts on Europe. Each section explores the themes of Military Operations, the Home Front and the War Effort, Occupation, and Liberation. The site is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Ruhleben story, The
The Ruhleben Story website collates information on the internee camp established at Ruhleben, Germany, in 1914-1918. It currently provides evidence for around 1400 of the 5500 internees, including prominent British musicians, scientists and footballers, besides holidaymakers, merchant seamen and foreign nationals. The internees are listed alphabetically; the amount of detail provided for each varies widely, depending on the evidence available. Run by a relative of one of the internees, this is an amateur site that makes good use of the available primary and secondary sources, including…