First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Propaganda" web sites

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"A summons of comradeship" : world war I and II posters
"A Summons of Comradeship" is an online digital library of posters published during the First and Second World War by the U.S. government, and charitable and commercial organisations. The posters are taken from collections held at the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Minneapolis Public Library, and are published as a part of the University of Minnesota Libraries Images Project. The posters cover a wide range of topics, including military recruitment, war binds and loans, industrial production, rationing, health and safety, food production, recruitment of women, and labour orga…
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…
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…
BUND : British universities newsreel database
This is the website of the British Universities Newsreel Database (BUND), a database of British newsreel production between 1910 and 1979. It contains 170,000 records from 21 newsreels and cinemagazines, 80,000 digitised newsreel production documents, and a wide range of information resources, including oral history recordings, film availability sources, and online articles. 40,000 records link to free low-resolution downloadable copies from the British Pathe website. From 1999-2003 the BUFVC received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB, now the AHRC) to digitise …
Canadian war poster collection
The Canadian War Poster Collection represents some of the finest holdings in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections of McGill University Library. It is available on the Internet by means of an internal effort to build a McGill virtual library and archive, generally entitled the Digital Collections Project. There are some 150 Canadian posters displayed online from the Great War and the Second World War. Navigation is good, with images available from a central menu with subjects ranging from recruiting to Victory Bond drives, among others. Each image can be viewed in th…
Cartoon in wartime propaganda, The
The Cartoon in Wartime Propaganda is a May 2006 online exhibition from King's College, London. It covers the role of cartoon illustrations during wartime, with the main focus being on the British experience from 1700 until 1945. There are about 50 images and accompanying scholarly texts. Images are clear and of a reasonable size, but a few are watermarked to inhibit piracy. The website is divided into the following sections: Types & Techniques; Recruitment; Morale; Counter propaganda; and Allied relations. There is no bibliography, and no list of suggestions for further reading.
Edith Cavell : a Norfolk heroine 1865-1915
This website looks at the life of Edith Cavell, the Red Cross nurse shot by the Germans for collaboration in the First World War. The site is published by Swardeston Parish Council and provides a thorough introduction the Edith Cavell's life. The main content on the site is a substantial biography, covering her childhood in Norfolk, her education and nursing training, as well as her activities in occupied Belgium during the First World War. The site features some nice primary sources, such as documents, photographs, artifacts and an account of her last hours by Pasteur Le Seur, chaplai…
Elisabeth Ball Collection of World WWI Posters
This site is maintained by Ball State University. It provides free access to a collection of several hundred digitised WWI posters from Italy, France, Belgium, England, Australia, Germany, the United States, and other countries collected by Elisabeth Ball. Topics covered include recruitment, Liberty Bonds, and examples of War time propaganda 1914-1918. They collection can be searched or browsed. Each entry gives bibliographic and copyright details.
First call
First Call was an exhibition of American World War One posters from the Collection of Roger N. Mohovich, held November 1999 to February 2000, in the Fairchild Memorial Gallery of Georgetown University Library, America. The site includes an introduction to a history of the purposes of the posters; information on the artists; and links to thumbnail images of the posters.
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…