First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Military History" web sites

38 online resources. This is page 2 of 4.
Gazette : gateway
This is the relaunched online gateway to the London, Edinburgh, and Belfast Gazettes, the official newspapers of record in the United Kingdom. This presents the reader with details of the legal notices, (such as insolvency notices), that are required by law to be published, as well as an archive for 20th Century Honours and Awards, including complete coverage of the First World War and World War 2. There is a search engine, with an advanced search facility; as well as FAQs, and a Site Map. It is possible to also browse sections such as "60 years ago" as well as guided access to the Wor…
Great War 1914 - 1918
The Great War is one of the online exhibitions published by the National Archives on its Learning Curve website, which has been designed specifically for school students following National Curriculum history. The site offers a good range of primary source material, including: letters; documents; diaries; and photographs all of which is accompanied by questions to guide the exploration and analysis of primary sources. The content is divided into a number of chapters that look at different aspects of the First World War, using a range of multimedia resources to engage users, including: v…
Hellfire Corner : Tom Morgan's Great War web-pages
Hellfire Corner is a website created by Tom Morgan, an enthusiastic researcher into the lives of individual service men during the Great War (1914-1918). Since 1996 the site has compiled articles on the First World War Morgan and other contributors from the UK, Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland. (The original "Hellfire Corner" was a crossroads on the Menin Road, near Ypres, Belgium during World War I). The extensive resources are organised on the home page under the following headings: 'Great War news and information'; 'The Battlefields Today'; 'War Memorials'; 'Extended Series …
Imperial War Museum : the national museum of war and conflict
This is the website of the Imperial War Museum, based in London. This immense online presentation includes details of the Museum's unique coverage of Twentieth Century conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth (from the First World War to the Gulf War and the present day), and is a portal to the Museum's further branches: Imperial War Museum Duxford; Cabinet War Rooms; HMS Belfast moored on the River Thames; and the Imperial War Museum North, Manchester. Visitor information is clearly presented as are links to Museum services such as the "Collecting Group", the…
L'archéologie aérienne dans la France du Nord
First developed as a result of wartime military photography during the First World War and later in the deserts of the Middle East during the 1920s, aerial archaeology has become a major tool for studying and reconstructing ancient landscape features, many of which are otherwise invisible from the ground. This attractively illustrated French-language website, one of the 'Great Archaeological Sites' published by the French Ministry of Culture, focuses on the theory, method and practice of aerial archaeology in the north-east of France based on work by archaeologist Roger Agach…
Leeds pals : the 15th (Service) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
'The Leeds Pals - The definitive guide to the 15th (Service) Battalion - The West Yorkshire Regiment' is a clearly presented website written by an expert enthusiast on the First World War. The site contains: personal case-histories of named soldiers; photographs; local history; and military documents. The general idea of a pals Battalion was that the volunteers would join and serve as soldiers with: friends; relatives; workmates; and colleagues, to give a feeling of comradeship. Most major towns and cities along with Leeds raised pals battalions. Using frames, the information presented…
Lions led by donkeys
This website aims to explore who the generals of the First World War were, and what they did. Although, as the Web page says, 'most people interested in the Great War are familiar with the names of a handful of senior commanders, French, Haig, Allenby, Byng, Plumer, Rawlinson. And probably familiar with the reputations of many of them as ‘donkeysÂ’ who sent their lion-hearted men to brutal deaths on squalid battlefields, the state of which they were culpably ignorant and from whose deprivations they were comfortably remote', this website aims to promote an awareness of the mass of gene…
Long, long trail, The
The Long, Long Trail is a website compiled and edited by Chris Baker, a member of the University of Birmingham's Centre for First World War Studies. The site is an attempt to present information about the British Army's contribution to the First World War in a clear, scholarly and unemotive manner. In addition to orders of battle and technical details, there are extensive sections on the life of a soldier, and virtual tours of the battlefields. A useful resource for: genealogists; military historians; students; and those with a general interest in the First World War, the site provide…
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…
National army museum
This is the website of the National Army Museum. The museum in Chelsea presents the history of British land forces from the Fifteenth Century to the present day, and the history of Commonwealth land forces up to their respective dates of independence. Online there is an excellent guide to the general history of the Army with summaries of a number of battles and campaigns including: an introduction; the Regimental System; the English Civil War; the War of the Spanish Succession; the American War of Independence; war with France; First World War; Second World War; the Korean War; Aden; …