Introduction to The First World War

What is The First World War?

The First World War portal presents rich and varied primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, the development and dissemination of various forms of propaganda, women's war work, the Home Front and a broad array of international perspectives. The documents feature in four self-contained modules, Personal Experiences, Propaganda and RecruitmentVisual Perspectives and Narratives and A Global Conflict. All four modules can be explored seamlessly. The wealth of original documents include: personal narratives, diaries, newspapers, posters, postcards, photographs, printed books, military and government files, ephemera, artwork, personal artefacts and film. This material is complemented by a range of contextual secondary features. Use the Interactive Maps to learn about the extension of the conflict, explore significant dates and events of the Great War through the chronology and view fascinating visual images in bespoke galleries.

Learn more about these areas of the resource on the following Take a Tour pages.

Resource landing page. 

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