First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Women" web sites

23 online resources. This is page 1 of 3.
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…
Focus on - women in uniform
This online exhibition is published by the Family Records Centre, and traces women's wartime roles over a span of almost 100 years, from the beginning of the Crimean War in 1854, until the end of the Second World War in 1945. Six topics are featured, covering the Crimea, nursing in the British Army, the Almeric Paget Military Massage Corps, Scottish Women's hospitals, the Women's Royal Naval Service, and roles during World War II. With each topic there is a profile of an individual woman and information about the organisations they served in, accompanied by digitised pri…
From the Home Front and the Front Lines
This website was created by the Library of Congress. It provides free access to a collection of several hundred primary resource materials relating to the experience of servicemen and women and civilians on the home front (in the USA) during a number of 20th Century conflicts. These include: World War I (1914-1918), World War II (1939-1945), the Korean War (1950-1953), the Vietnam War (1965-1975), and the Persian Gulf War (1991). Accessible materials include: photographs, maps, letters, ration books, oral histories, military papers and diaries. They offer a fascinating insight into the…
Great War album, A : excerpts from a special book
A Great War Album is a website that includes words and images taken from an album kept by Kate Harvey, a nurse working at Gravesend Hospital during the First World War. Soldiers from: England; Scotland; Ireland; Wales; Canada; and Australia contributed: cartoons; poems; and comments, as well as drawings and regimental badges. Some soldiers left only their signatures and addresses in the 'Roll of Honour' in the book. The website gives only a brief look into the album, presenting a few excerpts rather than reproducing the whole book, and some of the images are not very large, making it…
Imperial war museums online exhibitions
This website features online exhibitions published by the Imperial War Museum. Each exhibition deals with an aspect of warfare, and the topics range from the First and Second World Wars to the Greenham Common protests during the Cold War. The twenty-one exhibitions all deal with twentieth century wars and campaigns that have had British involvement. Included are exhibitions on war artists Edward Ardizzone, H.S. Williamson and Mervyn Peake, a display about the British home front during the Second World War, Enigma and code-breaking, and Christmas during war years, as well as exhibitions…
London at war: Exploring 20th Century London resources
This site is maintained by a collaboration between 11 leading London museums including : Museum of London; London¬ís Transport Museum; Jewish Museum, London and Croydon Museum and Heritage Service. It aims to provide free online access to images and objects from the museums' collections, linking them to the broader social, economic and political history of London in the 20th Century. The site includes a searchable database of the images which all have associated text setting them in their context. This section contains materials relating to the First and Second World wars. It includes m…
Nurse Edith Cavell 1865-1915 : Norfolk heroine
This website details the life and career of Nurse Edith Cavell who was executed during the First World War for assisting the escape of allied soldiers. The site includes a biography and selection of photographs relating to Cavell's life. There is also a page of links to other sites concerning Cavell.
Nursing sister Helen L. Fowlds : a Canadian nurse in World War I, Trent University archives
This website is an online exhibition hosted by the Archives of Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. It posts archival documents detailing the service of a Canadian nurse, Helen Fowlds, during World War I. The site gives a biography intermingled with general commentary on the First World War which will make this site of interest both for historians of Canadian Social History and of the War. Of special note are over 100 private letters, available in full-text online. There is a good timeline which helps to contextualise the exhibit in general historical terms. Precise ar…
The first aid nursing yeomanry (FANY)
The Home Page of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal Voluntary Corps), known as FANY, contains a short history of the unit, famous for its action with SOE in World War Two. The information is available in both English and French. The stories of the women who served with the FANY in the First World War and the Second World war are presented on this site briefly. Extracts are available from Lynette Beardwood's book "FANY at the Western Front : War Tales 1914-1919". Tales of the experiences endured in the Second World war range from looking after convoys of Polish soldiers…
War, women and survival exhibition
The War, Women and Survival website is based on an exhibition curated by the University of Nottingham's Manuscripts and Special Collections department, in partnership with the Midland East Region of Soroptimist International, from September - December 2005. This online version of the exhibition reproduces material originally shown on the display boards in 2005, along with images of some of the exhibits. The material here covers a range of conflicts, from the English Civil War to 21st-century conflicts in Rwanda, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia. The exhibition is divided into t…