Resources

Battle of Chemin des Dames: Centenary background from Mission Centenaire

01 March 2017

Articles and videos explaining the Battle of the Chemin des Dames have been compiled online by Mission Centenaire for this year's 100th anniversary commemorations.

'Away from the Western Front' - focus on 'overlooked' WW1 campaigns

03 February 2017

'Away From the Western Front' is a project aimed at raising  awareness of the men and women from Britain and its former empire who served in the 'often overlooked' First World War campaigns in Salonika, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia and Africa.

Auckland Museum's new remembrance gallery - creating a legacy for WW1 Centenary

02 December 2016

A new gallery for New Zealanders to discover and commemorate those who've served their country in war opened at Auckland War Memorial Museum on 10 November 2016.

'How we can best commemorate war' - Oxford seminars coming up in 2017-18

25 November 2016

Leading figures from the arts and politics will discuss post-war commemoration and reconciliation at a forthcoming series of seminars, Oxford University announces. 

Conscientious objection & dissent in First World War New Zealand

20 September 2016

Comprehensive lists of New Zealanders who opposed conscription in the Great War - compiled for the first time by New Zealand Government historians - are available online. 

CWGC 'Thiepval App' for Somme Centenary

14 June 2016

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has produced an app for the Battle of the Somme Centenary, helping visitors to locate soldiers' names on the Thiepval Memorial.

Battle of the Somme explored in Centenary app

13 June 2016

The events of the Battle of the Somme as they unfolded in 1916 are told in a new app released by the Royal British Legion and tv historian Dan Snow.

Remembering Jutland - New CWGC resources for 2016 Centenary

06 April 2016

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is encouraging people to remember the Battle of Jutland, with the launch of new commemorative resources for the May 2016 Centenary.

Online project to share stories of British sailors at the Battle of Jutland

24 February 2016

Britain's Royal Navy Museum has launched a digital project to map stories of sailors who fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Great War hospital diaries available online from UK National Archives

14 January 2016

The challenges of treating First World War casualties on the battlefield and at sea are revealed in online records now available from Britain's National Archives.

HMS Hampshire memorial project: full list of 746 names available online

20 December 2015

The names have been released of all the men who'll be remembered on a new memorial to the loss of the British warship, HMS Hampshire, off Orkney in June 1916.

Jutland Centenary website launched by grandson of British commander Admiral Jellicoe

02 December 2015

A new website containing a wealth of resources about the Battle of Jutland has been launched by Nick Jellicoe, grandson of Britain's naval commander in 1916, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe.

French Western Front app explores Bethune & the Artois battles

22 November 2015

A new app explores First World War sites at the centre of events in the Béthune area of Northern France 100 years ago.

New Zealand's latest WW1 trail guide follows the Western Front

30 October 2015

New Zealand has released its latest interactive guide to First World War battlefields of significance for New Zealanders, this time exploring the Western Front.

CWGC launches battlefield remembrance trail for Loos Centenary

23 September 2015

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission launched a remembrance trail to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Loos in September 2015. 

Researchers open database of New Zealanders who went to war

20 August 2015

Researchers have launched a website aimed at providing a comprehensive biographical record of all New Zealanders who served overseas in the First World War.

1915 UK Merchant Navy records go online

03 July 2015

The names of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who kept Britain supplied in 1915, the first full year of the Great War, can be searched online for the first time.

Thousands who refused to take up arms remembered online by IWM

18 May 2015

The names of 16,500 conscientious objectors have been added to the Imperial War Museum's 'Lives of the First World War' memorial website.

Irish in Gallipoli website launch: understanding the Irish story

23 April 2015

Century Ireland, a project led by RTÉ and Boston College, is today launching a companion website dedicated to telling the story of the Irish in Gallipoli.

Gallipoli Centenary Education Project launches

21 April 2015

The Gallipoli Association has launched a companion site to promote learning and international collaboration within schools - the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project.

New Zealand launches Gallipoli Centenary app

19 March 2015

New Zealand has released a new computer app exploring the Gallipoli campaign as part of its Centenary commemorations. 

WW1 online medical records project hits 100,000 names

06 March 2015

UK military genealogy specialists, Forces War Records, have now transcribed 100,000 medical records of British First World War soldiers as part of a project to make them available online.

64,000 Royal Marine records added to IWM's digital memorial site

09 February 2015

The Imperial War Museum has added the records of more than 64,000 Royal Marines to Lives of the First World War, its digital memorial to those caught up in the conflict

Commonwealth War Graves Commission releases new archive records to researchers

29 January 2015

Archives relating to the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) have been made available to researchers and members of the public..

Villiers Park Educational Trust’s commemorates the First World War through extracts from CHIN-WAG Newsletter

29 January 2015

The magazine reveals the lives of Old-Etonians and the Eton Manor Old Boys.

New First World War website reveals art and writing of German brothers

26 January 2015

Katherine Quinlan-Flatter reports from Germany on the discoveries which have inspired her to launch a new website devoted to the war experiences of the Kiefer brothers from Ettlingen, near Karlsruhe.

Records of First World War Red Cross volunteers go online

09 December 2014

The British Red Cross is giving online access to the records of thousands of people, some of them famous names, who served as volunteers during the First World War. 

Christmas Truce: British general wrote of 'extraordinary state of affairs' at the front

05 December 2014

A rare account of the Christmas truce has come to light in a newly discovered letter written by a British commander on Christmas Day 1914.

The First World War in 261 weeks

03 December 2014

The First World War in 261 weeks is a weekly podcast introducing the real-life characters of the Great War and following the historical chronicle of their stories from 1914-1919. 

New mobile Apps to commemorate Centenary

23 November 2014

There are two new smartphone apps designed to guide users in finding sites of remembrance and discovering stories of the First World War. 

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