Saturday marks the day recognised as the beginning of World War 1. The Great War was a conflict on an unprecedented scale that affected the everyday lives of virtually all Europeans and many people living in other parts of the world. The memory of the war, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, all remain very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe.
Below we’re highlighting historical photographs related to World War One, photos that keep our memories alive. Explore Europeana 1914-1918 or Europeana for thousands of items related to the war.