First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Middle East" web sites

8 online resources.
BBC : history : the Middle East during World War One
This BBC History website is an excellent overview of the course of the First World War in the Middle East by Professor David R. Woodward of Marshall University, West Virginia. He examines the demise of the Ottoman Empire and the complete shift in the region's balance of power. Professor Woodward's article is divided into six main sections: the opening moves; defeat at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia; Britain regains the initiative 1916-1917; war on several fronts; defeat of the Ottoman empire. There is an option to print out the entire article. This website will be of great interest to st…
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 The material on the site is not peer-reviewed, and as such the Editor advises against using it for teaching purposes, however, the site is well-designed and attractive and would be of interest to students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…
Imperial war museums online exhibitions
This website features online exhibitions published by the Imperial War Museum. Each exhibition deals with an aspect of warfare, and the topics range from the First and Second World Wars to the Greenham Common protests during the Cold War. The twenty-one exhibitions all deal with twentieth century wars and campaigns that have had British involvement. Included are exhibitions on war artists Edward Ardizzone, H.S. Williamson and Mervyn Peake, a display about the British home front during the Second World War, Enigma and code-breaking, and Christmas during war years, as well as exhibitions…
T. E. Lawrence and the book : Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926-1996, E. J. Pratt library, University of Toronto
T. E. Lawrence and the Book : Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1926-1996 is an online exhibition on Lawrence hosted by the E. J. Pratt Library, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The site gives an account of the writing and complex printing history of Lawrence's book, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which appeared in its currently well-known edition in 1926. There were several earlier versions, some read only by a limited private audience which included Bernard Shaw; E. M. Forster; Thomas Hardy; Rudyard Kipling; and Siegfried Sassoon. The site provides thumbnail images of drawings and sat…
T. E. Lawrence studies
T. E. Lawrence Studies is a website that aims to be the key biographical portal for academic and scholarly studies of T. E. Lawrence, the English author, hero and adventurer, and his role in historical events. The website is rich in content, and has biographical and reference material including maps, photographs, bibliographies and chronologies. There are also essays on such topics as collecting Lawrence items, and a scene-by-scene analysis of the David Lean film 'Lawrence of Arabia'. The website also aims to host the peer-reviewed online research journal, 'T.E. Lawrence Studies', wh…
The first world war - channel 4 documentary
This website was developed to accompany the Channel 4 series "The First World War", adapted from the book by Hew Strachan. It covers the major events and actions of WWI as well as commenting on the controversies surrounding the Great War. These include issues such as: the cause of the outbreak of war; the deadlock on the Western Front; the realities of life in the trenches; the role of the Ottoman Turks; persecutions on the Eastern Front; code-breaking; the American involvement; and the war's conclusion. The site features a timeline, biographies of some of the key individuals, and…
The great war and the shaping of the twentieth century
This site is a companion to the PBS television series about the First World War. Developed in association with the BBC and the Imperial War Museum (London), the site contains a number of multimedia features. For a start, the site contains complete synopses of the series. There are also many programme excerpts.The site also contains edited transcripts of many of the interviews used in the series. European and American experts speak on subjects ranging from the Birth of Modernity, to Hitler, to the Russian Bread Riots.There are also interactive timelines, maps, and links.
Lawrence of Arabia : the Life, the Legend
An online exhibition from the Imperial War Museum.