First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Western Front" web sites

36 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.
Plugstreet
This is the blog of the Plug Street Project - an archaeological project in Belgium. The project is based around excavations on the First World War Battlefield in the area around the village of Ploegsteert, in Wallonia (Comines-Warneton and Messines). The project builds on investigations in the UK, and this online resource consists of blog postings from team members about the fieldwork - a sort of dig diary with reports and photographs from the excavations. Reports also include press stories and excavation notes about the site of the Battle of Messines (1917) as well as wider issues to …
Royal army and military history museum Belgium
This is the website of the Belgian Royal Museum of the Army and Military History (KLM-MRA), in Brussels. Here are preserved the military history of the country since the Middle Ages, including the Austrian, French and Dutch periods, Belgian independence and military politics, as well as the major world conflicts of the twentieth century, especially World War I. The website offers practical guidance for visitors, and contact details for teachers and others wishing to bring groups to the museum. There is a panoramic photographic display taken from the roof of the museum available to down…
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…
Steven Connor's homepage
Steven Connor's home page features papers and articles by Steven Connor, currently Professor of Modern Literature and Theory and Pro-Vice-Master for International and Research Students at Birkbeck College, University of London. Connor specialises in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, cultural studies and literary theory. His papers cover a wide range of literary and cultural subjects, including Samuel Beckett, Isaac Rosenberg, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, aesthetics, philosophy, ventriloquism, sound, music, modernism and romanticism. The site is highly recommended to those …
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…
Västfronten 1914-1918 : klassiska krigsromaner
This is an single page website focusing on the First World War Western Front in France, Belgium, and Germany. The site contains bibliographic references only.
Walking the battlefields
The 'Walking the Battlefields' website details Phil Curme's visits to battlefields of: the First World War; Second World War; and other conflicts. The site is also the home page for the author's research into the history of the 11th Battalion, The Suffolk regiment (the Cambs Suffolks) known also as the Fen Pals. The trips to battlefields are represented by brief annotated photographic tours, relating to sites including: Stalingrad; Verdun; and Normandy. A good example of these tours is the section on the Second World War battle for Stalingrad, which includes pictures of the River Don,…
War poets association, The
The War Poets Association website belongs to the UK-registered charity of the same name. The aim of the Association is to promote interest in poets whose subject is the experience of war, and also in the historical context of their lives and works. The charity does not confine its interest to one period or nationality, but as it states on the site: "the primary focus [is] on conflicts since 1914". The site gives short biographies of a number of poets (mainly from the First and Second World Wars) as well as: short introductions to major conflicts; news on publications and events rela…