Category Archives: Websites

new from digital 1418

Otto Vervaart continues to provide excellent source materials for students of the First World War. He has recently posted four new resources that I have added this site: Wartime Canada: “an educational resource for teaching the history of Canada during … Continue reading

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Newspaper resources

In an earlier post, I linked to sets of newspapers put online by mission centenaire, and expressed the wish that there were similar collections in other languages. So I turned to social media a received this reply: @GeorgeVascik have a … Continue reading

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I have added an Australian website

I have just added the Queensland’s World War 1 Centenary website to my “Great War Websites” list. The site is maintained by the State Library of Queensland. I became aware of the site via Twitter. The cause for the Tweet … Continue reading

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BBC Radio tells local stories

Regional BBC radio has gone live with a series of local stories. Over 200 #WW1AtHome stories launched today. Watch the trail http://t.co/H33m6D9mJR Then find stories on your doorstep http://t.co/q497nS0abf — BBC World War One (@bbcww1) February 24, 2014 I have … Continue reading

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Four Days of Tweets

I have been buried with grading and course work the past four days. Prompted by Richard Overy’s review of Frank Furendi, The First World War: Still No End in Sight in the New Statesman, I have also been thinking about … Continue reading

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The Great War in Film and Cultural Memory

Moving Image Archive News notes the launch of  Europeana 1914-1918, “a vast online amalgamation of resources relating to World War I, including 660 hours of film reflecting the military and civilian involvement of many nations.” The article is worth citing at … Continue reading

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Dan Snow (BBC World War One) explores “The Myth of Trench Warfare”

Somewhere rumbling around in our collective psyche is the notion that life for soldiers on the Western Front was unremitting terror. Dan Snow, historian and presenter for the BBC series World War One, sets out the reality of daily life … Continue reading

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