In the latest Europeana Virtual Exhibition we showcase some of the most extraordinary and untold real-life stories from the First World War. We traveled around Europe and collected personal stories and items that people contributed through the Europeana 1914-1918 project in Germany, UK, Ireland , Slovenia, Luxembourg, and Denmark.
Renowned historian and WW1 author Peter Englund endorses the exhibition. He said: “This important and imaginative project tells the other side of the story, from the point of view of a young soldier who signed up seeking adventure, to the family devastated by news that he was one of millions who would never return. No matter which side of the conflict they were on, the poignancy of these human experiences is the same.”
Peter Englund (Photograph: Mikael Gustavsen)
For more information about the project, collection days or how to contribute your own items: Europeana1914-1918.