First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Military History" web sites

38 online resources. This is page 3 of 4.
Old front line : battlefields of the Great War 1914-1918
This is the website of Paul Reed, a military historian with over 20 years interest in the Great War 1914-1918, the author of several books in the 'Battleground Europe' series published by Pen and Sword (including 'Walking The Somme').In the section 'the old front line' Reed includes never-before-published Great War material, documents, photographs and first hand accounts to describe: tourist information useful for visiting the Western Front battlefields in France and Flanders; the Somme battlefields (1916); the fighting in Flanders (the Ypres Salient); the 1917-1918 battles at Arras, C…
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.
Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment
The Surrey History Centre holds the vast archive of the Surrey regiments which includes a huge amount of both official and personal material relating to the First World War, including the famous football match of B Company, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, on 1 July 1916, at Montauban, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The website, further, provides links to other useful websites (such as the Access2Archives page) and gives details of the history of the Surrey regiments. Thanks for a Lottery Heritage Fund donation, the History Centre has been able to catalogue the massive…
Relevance: the Quarterly Journal of the Great War Society
Relevance is published quarterly by the Great War Society and contains articles on all aspects of the First World war 1914-1918 and its effect on 20th Century society. Its website provides access to tables of contents from the current issue and the full-text of selected pieces from its back issues. Typical areas covered include: the Versailles peace agreement, medical developments during the war and the social impact of the fighting. Publication details are provided on the site.
Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum
The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum website provides information on both the Museum and the Regiment itself, in which famous literary figures such as: Siegfried Sassoon; David Jones; and the Welsh Bard Hedd Wyn (Ellis Humphrey Evans) served. The history of the Regiment is a long one (dating back to 1689) and one of the purposes of this site is to give space to stories relating to some of its artefacts, for which the physical space of the museum does not allow. To this end the 'Stories from the Museum' section of the site gives background information on certain items from the Museum's co…
Selected first world war and army of occupation war diaries
Part of the UK's National Archives website, this page provides information on the Archives' digitisation of selected diaries from the First World War. The diaries are from "British and colonial units serving in theatres of operations between 1914 and 1922," and are searchable by keyword and date of diary. An attached guide, 'British Army War Diaries: First World War, 1914-1918' explains that these are not personal diaries, but rather official diaries kept by junior officers, who recorded a battalion's daily military movements, operations, intelligence reports and similar events. Info…
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.
The history of the Victoria cross
"The History of the Victoria Cross" is an enthusiast's website explaining how the Victoria Cross (VC) was instigated (circa the Crimean War), and identifying the location of VC medals - especially where they are in the hands of public bodies (such as museums and regiments) worldwide. Accompanying this is a page announcing details of recent sales of Victoria Crosses as well as events, ceremonies, auctions and upcoming VC projects. Of most interest is an index of individual VC holder's names and a list (by County and Country) of the location of graves of VC holders in the United Kingdom,…
The Somme : from defeat to victory
This BBC/Open University (OU) website, for The Somme: From defeat to victory "Was The Somme as much a disaster as history records?, aims to readdress one of the most well-known battles in British military history and ask whether the generally held opinion is entirely correct. 'Based on extensive research in British and German archives, The Somme: From Defeat to Victory mixes shockingly realistic, historically sourced drama scenes, archive, documentary footage and state of the art computer graphics to bring the extraordinary events of the Somme to life for a modern audience. It has bee…