Please find below a selection of internationally relevant websites on the topic “100 years since the First World War”
In this project based at the Free University of Berlin, academics from various countries have compiled a comprehensive encyclopaedia.
Digital collection on the First World War. The material comes from ten European libraries (including the Berlin State Library und Clio online aus Deutschland).
The website of an international project containing films and other material on the First World War.
"La Grande Guerre" is a blog of the research group at the German Historical Institute Paris (DHI Paris).
The Museum Network is an association of museums from France, Germany and Switzerland that collaborate on the basis of projects.
The First World War, which is also referred to as the Great War, was the first international conflict on a global level. Millions of soldiers and civilians died in this war. 100 years later, we are still convinced that the events of 1914 - 1918 have a fundamental impact on our society and that the victims of this terrible war deserve to be honoured in our memory.
This Belgian topic page on the First World War combines information such as notices of events, literature, historical aspects, web links and much more, inviting you to browse and acquire information.
The First World War from 1914 to 1918 shook the history of our country and that of the whole world. «More than any other modern war, the First World War remains in our memories as the ultimate example of an imbalance between costs and consequences. It is the war of the ‘sacrificed generation’; sacrificed for a cause that, in retrospect, is difficult to narrow down » (Sophie De Schaepdrijver). Despite the demise of the last human witnesses, this war has left deep scars in our country's collective memory. Belgium assumed an important role in this war, due, in particular, to our soldiers' courageous resistance during the German invasion. « Poor little Belgium » had gained prestige throughout the world.
Belgium will therefore be given pride of place in the commemorative ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of this war, which will mainly take the form of national commemorations with an international dimension. Furthermore, the various administrative levels of the country will launch initiatives pertaining to culture, art, history and science for the period from 2014 to 2018.
The German government's new dedicated website "Remembrance and commemoration" provides information about major remembrance day events and exhibitions.
The German Federal Agency for Civic Education has a whole series of articles in its dossier on the First World War. The dossier includes fold-out source texts and sound recordings, photos, maps and contemporary caricatures. The comprehensive notes on selected literature are also helpful.
This portal provides a large number of texts, audio and video contributions on individual topics pertaining to the First World War. The site also contains programme announcements about radio broadcasts on the subject.
The humanities research organisation whose institutes are located abroad is offering a whole series of events on the First World War.
"Individual and Social Ruptures as a Consequence of the First World War" is the title of this magazine issue of the online portal. Amongst other things, the effects of the First World War on the Second World War are examined in a number of articles.
The Library of Contemporary History of the Württemberg State Library has compiled an extensive collection of materials about the First World War. The Library of Contemporary History makes this available to the public through a theme portal.
On this website, you can read about the historical background, projects and campaigns around Rhineland-Palatinate during the First World War. As well as reports and historical postcards from and about the great seminal catastrophe of the 20th century, you can find a comprehensive calendar of events and a careful list of further links on the subject of the First World War here.
This website presents a fascinating collection of picture postcards from the First World War, structured according to various topic areas.
The website provides an intensive examination of the First World War, focusing on a regional link "Darmstadt in the First World War" and field post letters.
The Association for Computer Genealogy has had all the pages of the lists of casualties of the First World War available in scanned form since the autumn of 2011. These scans are accessible, or made accessible, via the database. As the lists of casualties have not yet been completely indexed anywhere, this is now to be carried out in a hands-on project by the Association.
In the context of the European Film Gateway 1914, EFG1914, for short, around 650 hours of film material are being digitized by 20 European film archives and film libraries and made available over the Internet. The project's thematic focus is on the 1910s and, in particular, on the period of the First World War, 1914-1918.
The lexicon pages enable you to find out about all the important matters to do with the First World War: from A as in "Abel Ferry" to Z as in "Attack on Zeebrugge". The field post, the letters of soldiers, among other things, can convey an authentic impression of warfare. You will find a small selection from the anthology entitled "War Letters from Fallen Students" here.
The association "Interessen- und Arbeitsgemeinschaft Weltkrieg 14-18", AGW 14-18 for short, provides an online communication and discussion forum for anyone interested in the subject, researchers, scientists or anyone with a specific question.
With this annual topic, the AdB hopes to encourage civic education agencies to extend their historical and political education programmes and to focus on certain aspects of a European culture of remembrance in order to appeal to all relevant social groups.
The non-government homepage "Frontflieger" ('Frontline Pilot') focuses on the soldiers of the Deutsche Fliegertruppe, the German air force, and their role in the First World War. Besides featuring biographies of individual soldiers, the website also allows searches for people according to rank, and provides a cemetery directory listing the soldiers buried in each.
The official French website on the subject of the First World War offers a wide range of events, background information and academic articles.
Website of the British Imperial War Museum on the commemoration of the outbreak of the war 100 years ago.
A portal of the Canadian War Museum. The focus is on the participation of Canadian soldiers in the First World War. In addition to brief descriptions, there are many illustrations of objects and artefacts.