Useful links

We were fortunate enough to be sent a pack of newspaper extracts by Thomas Walker of Historic Newspapers which we have used to good effect with a few school (and student) workshops.

Archives Hub allows users to search for archival collections held by over 220 institutions across the UK and is an excellent starting point for researchers. See their First World War feature for further details of where to access collections.

The British Library has developed a dedicated website of articles, items and teaching resources. It is leading the UK’s contribution to Europeana 1914 - 1918, a pan-European commemoration of World War One. The project allows users curated access to hundreds of thousands of newly digitised items relating to stories and events of the war, free of charge.

Established in London in 1902, British Pathé is one of the oldest media companies in the world. To commemorate the cenetenary, they have launched their definitive collection of WW1 films. Users may view films free of charge, though they are also available to purchase.

Between 2014 and 2018, The Imperial War Museum is leading a network of cultural and educational organisations from across the globe in producing a programme of commemorative events to mark the centenary of the First World War. From, their dedicated suite of pages, users can learn more about the partnership, keep up to date with upcoming exhibitions and lectures and access online resources.

The International Society for First World War Studies has launched a collaborative bibliography, using the Zotero open-source bibliography program to gather references relevant to the First World War.

The National Archives are the official repository of UK government papers. They have produced a suite of First World War Centenary pages, from which users may search for records of the First World War held by TNA, view digitised military records and cabinet papers, and contribute to Operation War Diary.

World War 1 Continuations and Beginnings, hosted by the University of Oxford, is a cross-disciplinary project that seeks to reappraise the War in its cultural, social, geographical and historical contexts. A substantial collection of learning resources is available for global reuse, including expert articles, audio and video lectures, images, interactive maps and ebooks.

BBC Radio Humberside's World War One At Home site details the wartime stories of people and places in the local area, including a piece on the Hohenrein family.

Joining up the Humber was formed in September 2013. Coordinated by North Lincolnshire Council, the project aims to bring together three Museum Services across the Humber region with a focus on promoting First World centenary exhibitions, events and educational opportunities.

First World War in the Media
The Guardian's First World War section is a regularly updated collection of news articles related to the centenary.

The BBC's World War One site contains links to news articles, programmes and interactive resources.