First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Women" web sites

23 online resources. This is page 2 of 3.
Women in Uniform: Family Records In Focus Feature
This site was created by the Family Records section of the UK's National Archives. It provides access to a small collection of digitised primary source documents and accompanying text relating to women and the British armed forces from the Crimean War to the Second World War. These include: diaries, letters, census entries and official government and armed forces records. Subjects covered include: British army nurses, the British Womens Royal Naval Service, British nurses in the Crimean War and womens involvement in World War II 1939-1945. Links are provided to other websites relating …
Women's Royal Naval Service records (1917 - 1919)
This site is maintained by the National Archives. It provides free access to a searchable database of records of women who served in the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) wrens during the First World War. Each record contains full name, date of enrolment, age; name and address of next-of-kin, whether discharged from service and other notes. The database can be searched free of charge. Payment is required for downloading full records. The site also offers links to handy research guides on women's roles in the armed forces and a bibliography of further readings.
Women's services, First World War
One of a series of Research Guides produced by the National Archives, this site provides information on records held at Archives on women's services during World War I. By 1916, the British government began organising women's auxiliary military services, so that male workers would be free to fight. Services covered by this collection include: the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; the Women's Royal Air Force; medals and awards; and the Women's Royal Naval Service. Women worked in the Ministry of Labour; Board of Trade; Ministry of Munitions; Ministry of National Service; and the War Office…
BBC : Radio 4 : Woman's Hour : Women war poets
Audio from this radio broadcast from 2001, synopsis includes: 'Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg produced an enduring body of poetry in which they commemorated and protested against the trench experience of World War One. But what about the women poets? Have they been excluded from the literary canon because they didn't fight at the front? Contributor: Michele Fry of the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education'
Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After, by Vera Brittain
From The Telegraph (Nov 2008) 'Vera Brittain's 'Testament of Youth', a classic of the Great War, has been described as the war book of the women of England. This prescient and powerful essay, written in 1968, two years before her death, charts how the war sparked the feminist revolution.'
English Revision Notes
A-Level and GCSE English Language/Literature, as well as some notes for Key Stage 3 and University level World War I poetry revision notes on the British student moderated wiki, The Student Room (TSR), including: Issac Rosenburg, Harold Begbie, Wilfred Owen, Edmund Blunden.
Experiences of War
Experience the First World War through the eyes of three very different people who took part in it, in this National Library of Scotland web page which includes notes for History teachers of primary school level through to GCSE level.
No Job for a Woman : The First World War
Part of an online exhibition from the Imperial War Museum with some useful resources for teachers of History and Citizenship.
Oxford DNB : The Armistice
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War you can read, for free, the life stories of 36 individuals from the Oxford DNB. The presentation is arranged into the categories: Women and War; the Trenches; the Fallen; Empire; Land, Sea and Air; and Remembrance - reflecting different aspects of the 1914-18 conflict. The biographies include: Vera Brittain, Ivor Gurney, and Wilfred Owen.
The Women of World War I
Excerpts from Joshua S. Goldstein's book 'War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa', Cambridge University Press, 2001.