First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"War at Sea" web sites

18 online resources. This is page 1 of 2.
A century of Royal Navy submarines
A Century of Royal Navy Submarines is an online exhibition from the Imperial War Museum which focuses on the progression of the Royal Navy Submarine Service from a force with tiny, slow and unwieldy craft capable of firing a torpedo only a few hundred yards to one with vessels which carry Britain's strategic nuclear deterrent and are able to launch missiles of huge destructive power over thousands of miles. This is a well laid out and detailed resource, which will be useful to anyone interested in the development of submarines and in the history of warfare in the twentieth century. The…
A vision of regeneration, Nova Scotia archives and records management
A Vision of Regeneration: Reconstruction after the Halifax Explosion, 1917-1921 is another site created by Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management to commemorate the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917, when two ships, one loaded with munitions, collided in the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The explosion "killed more than 1600 people instantly and injured over 9000 others, in a metropolitan area of 65,000 people." This site is an online exhibition of archival photographs which describes life in the city before the explosion and the long impact of the disaster. Image…
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 The material on the site is not peer-reviewed, and as such the Editor advises against using it for teaching purposes, however, the site is well-designed and attractive and would be of interest to students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…
Fleet Air Arm Museum
The Fleet Air Arm Museum is dedicated to the military aviation history of the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. The Museum started in 1964, and now has more than 40 aircraft on display. The site includes maps of the museum and details of the permanent exhibits, such as World War I, The Falklands Remembered, Women's Royal Naval Service, and Between the Wars. There is also information on the Fleet Air Arm Museum centre for Naval Aviation Records & Research. This holds a wide range of documents from official and private sources, related to the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm.…
Friends of war memorials : marine division
The Marine Division seeks to preserve and protect undersea memorials to those who died. Published on the site is a list of UK vessels which sank on the continental shelf around the British Isles while on military service during the two World Wars. The number lost and the approximate location of the wreck is given when known. Also included on the site is a U-boat register, and a summary of the 1986 Protection of Military Remains Act; campaign news; and a photo gallery.
German naval history
This site focuses on the role and development of the Germany Navy, the Kriegsmarine, during World Wars One and Two. The site includes information on the Hochseeflotte, the German fleet building program before WWI, Kriegsmarine ships of WWII, articles, Germany's fleet building program of WW2, captured ships, Kriegsmarine operations and battles 1939 - 1941, naval aviation and Kriegsmarine victories. The site is not affiliated with the German Armed Forces.
Germany's high sea fleet in the world war
This document, Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War is an online edition of Admiral Reinhard Scheer's World War One memoirs, based directly on the original, which was published in 1920. Admiral Scheer assumed command of the German High Seas Fleet in 1916, and the site covers the period 1914 to 1919; from the Battle of Jutland to the U-Boat Campaign. The document is part of the War Times Journal site.
Halifax explosion 1917 online resources, Nova Scotia archives and records management
Halifax Explosion 1917 Online Resources is a new online exhibition from Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management. This is one of a series of sites created by the same organisation which are devoted to the explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. This was a disaster caused on December 6, 1917 when two ships -- one carrying a load of munitions -- collided in Halifax Harbour. This site has 16 film clips taken as part of the documentation of the aftermath of the explosion. There is a further collection of online archival sources, such as images of archival documents which were pers…
Hospital ship Britannic
This site, maintained by an enthusiast, traces the history of the Britannic, built in 1914 for the White Star Line, and with modifications following the Titanic disaster. The Britannic was requisitioned as a hospital ship in 1915 and modified again, making six voyages to the Mediterranean, evacuating thousands of wounded soldiers from the battlefields of the Eastern Front during World War I. However, the vessel was lost in only 55 minutes after a violent explosion in November 1916. The role of the Britannic as a hospital ship, the disaster itself, the mystery surrounding the cause of …
Liddle collection : further information on the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy section
Part of the Liddle Collection at Leeds University Library is the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy [RNMN] Section containing over 430 sets of personal papers of men who served in the Navy during the First World War. This webpage provides Information on this collection including background information and details of the scope and content. This includes: diaries; personal letters; scrap books; Admiralty and naval papers; ship's magazines; and concert party programmes. Many of the key areas of naval engagement are represented, especially the bombardment of the Dardanelles and the Gallipoli lan…