Use the Library Catalogue to find books in the library, mainly in the 900s in history, but see also economics, society, fashion, etc.
- Credo Reference for all aspects of the war, military, historical and geographical
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) for lives of specific people
- Literature Online for the literature of the time
- The First World War Digital Poetry Archive for the poetry and information on the poets themselves. Includes original manuscripts (digitised!)
Good websites include:
- The Imperial War Museum, London
- In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres, Belgium.
- Europeana: Use the Browse function to find films, postcards, propaganda, etc. and to view the war from each of the Western, Eastern, Italian and Home Front.
- The use of English at the time is covered by the OED website: Explore the language of the First World War
Dear Mrs Pennyman - "The Dear Mrs Pennyman project is inspired by letters written to Mary Pennyman who was secretary of the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) Widows and Orphan Fund. They are from women whose husbands, sons and brothers had been killed in action during the First World War. Over one hundred letters were found at Ormesby Hall in Middlesbrough where Mary Pennyman's husband's family had lived for nearly 400 years. The aim of the project is to discover more about the women who wrote the letters and to increase our understanding of what shaped women's lives in the years during and after the war." (Abstract from site)
Joseph Morewood Staniforth (JMS) was a cartoonist for the Western Mail and the News of the World, who chronicled World War 1 with his daily cartoons. These have been collected into an archive website that is freely available. Requires free registration for some parts of the site.
Video / television: