Success at Collection Day in Luxembourg

Yesterday we kicked-off our pan European World War 1 family history roadshow at the National Library of Luxembourg. We invited members of the general public to share their stories, photographs, postcards, letters or other items from the time of the First …



Art of the First World War

Whether expressed in the bold strokes, the use of colour, or brutal reality of the depicted scenes, the First World War had tremendously shaped art across Europe. Many works of that period reflect the atrocities of war, providing a vivid …


World War I nursery rhymes

If the English could only guess That they also cannot expect great happiness They will want to return to peace Scared of our power, they will breathless run, From the German gun. Written and illustrated by the Koepke siblings in …


Memorabilia from World War I

Hundreds of participants of all ages have contributed a great variety of personal memorabilia from World War I to the online project www.europeana1914-1918.eu. Due to the overwhelming success, four additional participation days will take place in Dresden, Erfurt, Kiel and …


Delousing chit from the World War I

This amusing item was uncovered at the digitisation roadshow in Berlin last month. Looking rather like a cartoon bank note the delousing chit informed the bearer that he was now clean and free of the vermin of the trenches. Most likely …