First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Military History" web sites

38 online resources. This is page 1 of 4.
1918 : deuxieme bataille de la Marne
This website was set up to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Second Battle of the Marne. The text is in French, English, and German. The site is divided into many sections: details about British units, tactics, resources, engagements, etc; similar information about the American military; the role of the Russians in the conflict. Each section contains a large amount of statistical and discursive content. There is also a section on the First Battle of the Marne, which occurred in 1914. The site is not particularly elegant, but a great deal of work has gone into collating the data.
Accrington pals
The Accrington Pals is an extensive website about the 11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington) East Lancashire Regiment, better known as the Accrington Pals, and their service during the First World War. It includes descriptions of the formation of the battalion and the battle at Serre where the Pals Battalion attacked on 1st July 1916 (the opening day of the Battle of the Somme), as well as: maps; diaries; and photographs. The website also includes an invaluable guide to researching the service records of men from World War I written by someone with practical experience of this research…
An unfortunate region
This site, written and edited by Marco Hoveling and Peter van den Heuvel, is dedicated to the history of the battlefields of the First World War. The site is not only concerned with the events that took place at the various locations, but also features news and information on their current status as memorials to the dead. The authors are well-known and respected WWI enthusiasts, and this site is testimony to their dedication to the subject. The site includes detailed information about cemeteries, battlefields, debris, hardware, individuals, and a special section on the Netherlands. The…
Army museums Ogilby trust
This is the website of the Army Museums Ogilby Trust (Registered Charity No: 250907) which supports the development of those museums in the United Kingdom displaying the collections of the regiments and corps of the British Army. The Trust uses this website to provide the widest possible access to information about these museums.This is a professionally designed and maintained website that is database-driven. The site can help users trace ancestors serving in the army and family history and contains a comprehensive list of military books. The bibliography of military scholarship can be…
Bantams : 17th Battalion the Welsh regiment : 1st Glamorgan Bantams
This website presents a transcription of the official "War Diary" of The 17th Battalion The Welsh Regiment, during the First World War. This document records the Battalion's service from June 1916 until February 1918 when they were disbanded and many men transferred to the 18th Battallion. The whole of the diary has been transcribed and can be seen on the website, by permission of the Public Records Office (PRO), as well as a list of original PRO documents and books, together with links to other relevant websites. Other information provided for the researcher into military history…
BBC : history : World War One
The BBC website on the First World War consists of a number of essays by well-known historians about various aspects of the conflict. The site also contains articles about the key battles, soldier's recollections of the conflict, and multimedia features including a 'tour of the trenches'. The essays covers such topics as: the origins of the Great War; the Middle East during the war; the roles of British colonial countries such as India and Australia; the situation in Ireland; the war and the revolution in Russia; and the Versailles Peace Treaty. There is a reassessment of the competen…
Boy soldiers
This Channel 4 website describes briefly the story of some of the 250,000 or more underage boys that enlisted in the British Army during the First World War - of whom perhaps half were killed or wounded. This article was written by Richard van Emden, author and producer of a number of books and TV documentaries about the Great War (1914-1918). It includes recent comments from some of the very few survivors of World War I, which shows their reasons for enlisting and the reactions of their families. The article includes links to further information from other Channel 4 history microsites…
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…
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…
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…