Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Links: Researching the First World War

If you wish to explore the subject of the ‘First World War’ further, the following links to websites are recommended.

Great War Archive, published by Oxford University
“The aim of this initiative was to collect together material related to the First World War held by members of the public to help keep the memory alive of the sacrifices made during World War One. The final collection will be made available free of charge via the Web on the 11th November 2008, the 90th anniversary of the Armistice.”

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established to commemorate those who fell in the Great War. Their database is available online.

‘Hut six’ is an impressive ‘search engine’ for entries on the CWGC site.

‘Soldiers who died in the Great War’:
In 1921 His Majesty's Stationery Office published, on behalf of and by authority of the War Office, two lists of those who died during the First World War. More than 703,000 names are included in this database.

Researching a soldier in the British Army in the First World War? Go to 1914-1918
This is a page from the site, ‘The Long Long Trail’: http://www.1914-1918.net/

Channel 4’s 2006 landmark TV series ‘Not Forgotten’ launched a website called ‘Lost Generation’: http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/L/lostgeneration/

In terms of more general sites, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) contains many records of servicemen. During November 2008 it is allowing free access to all World War One records – but be warned, many records no longer exist.

BBC. New site commemorating the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War
Website which commemorated the 80th anniversary of the end of WW1

Great War


… and finally a Wiki question
How did the Great War affect Essex? Discuss!http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_the_great_war_affect_essex

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