Untold Stories from World War One

New Virtual Exhibition online soon!

Next week we are launching our latest virtual exhibition; Untold stories: Photos, letters and memorabilia of the First World War. This exhibition has a wonderful selection of images, diaries and audio interviews. Want a sneak preview? Below we have made small selection of what you can expect from the exhibition.

The crowd-sourced content in the new virtual exhibition was collected through Europeana 1914-1918. This project is collecting memorabilia and stories from the period of the Great War (1914-1918). Letters, postcards, photographs and stories were collected from Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, Slovenia and the UK.

Series of 10 postcards that together make an image of a French soldier.

Series of 10 postcards that together make an image of a French soldier. The postcards include songs and were sent to Ireland from France. They were sent Michael Hannon Pte. to his mother, Mrs. M. Hannon, in Dublin. He was a member of the Leinster Regiment British Expeditionary Force.  http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/3407

Hand drawn colour map of the route of SM Berlin through enemy waters

Hand drawn colour map of the route of SM Berlin through enemy waters: the North Sea and the Northern Atlantic. Map is part of Rudolf Kämmerer’s war diary which can be viewed here: http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/1495

Set of miniature farm animals contained in a metal box.

Set of miniature farm animals contained in a metal box. The items were sent by Charles Grauss to his daughter Ghislaine  http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/2921

Sieglerschmidt was a reserve lieutenant with the 7th Battery of the 2nd Guard Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment serving on the Eastern Front near Dünaburg (Daugavpils,Latvia).

Sieglerschmidt was a reserve lieutenant with the 7th Battery of the 2nd Guard Reserve Foot Artillery Regiment serving on the Eastern Front near Dünaburg (Daugavpils,Latvia). Throughout the war he wrote in a diary to Helene, who was born inVilna,Lithuania, of Jewish origin. http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/211

 

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