An introduction to the collection and the material selection for each module in the collection
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A brief guide to the key features included in the collection
Don't know where to start? The First World War team at Adam Matthew pick some of their personal highlights from the collection.
Scholars and specialists helped select archival material for inclusion in The First World War, provided written content or reviewed particular areas of the resource
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Visually represents many of the key fronts, battles and campaigns of the First World War as well as providing some geospatial representations of the global nature of the conflict.
Individual maps or maps included in other documents have been selected and made available here
Visual material from the collection which we have organised by key themes into individual image galleries
A 360 degree rotation viewer, allowing close-up 'handling' of raw materials and historical objects
Diagram of this Trench System with the sequence of 360° Panorama images and Walk-Throughs, including the tunnels and shelters built by the Royal Engineers in 1915-1916.
This section features powerful film footage of the First World War and its impact on society, revealing images of the fighting front and the civilian population; Sourced from the Film Archive at the Imperial War Museum
Discover artists’ impressions of women’s war work, the medical services, war in the air and at sea, and civilian life on the Home Front.
Academic essays to guide your research around key topics with links to primary source content in the collection
Illustrated and wide-ranging, these thematic case studies provide essential introductions on various aspects and experiences of the war, including links to primary source documents
Discover perosnal experiences through our memory wall and In their own words feature
Chronology to view event in context by category and theatre of war
This glossary contains a list of explanations for contemporary terms used during the First World War which may now be less familiar
This resource features 50 oral history recordings of veterans and those who lived through the First World War, sourced from the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum
Search the resource by prominent keywords in five languages plus , places, names, battles and theatre of war
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Expand your research into the First World War with these further resources also available online
Get the most out of each area of the collection's functionality with this clear 'how to' guide
Frequently asked questions and answers about the collection
Guidance on how to include content from the collection for teaching packs and resources
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