World War I

Are You In Europeana? How I found out about my relative who fought in World War One

Everyone googles their name from time to time. But have you tried doing the same on Europeana Collections? Portraits of Roland Gerard Garvin. British Library, CC BY Cultural heritage is often our shared heritage – the books, archives, paintings, sculptures, music and more that we as Europeans and people share. Sometimes though cultural heritage can […]

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Download our new iTunes U course and Multi-Touch Book on the First World War!

Whether you’re a school student or a WW1 enthusiast, you can now discover the different causes leading to the First World War with our new iTunes U course and Multi-Touch Book. The book and related course, available on iTunes in both Dutch and English, use fascinating historical materials to bring the months and years before […]

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Defeating the Russians on the Eastern Front

During the summer of 1915, the German and Austro-Hungarian armies were advancing in Galicia and Poland on the Eastern front, causing the Russians heavy casualties and forcing them to retreat. Due to heavy losses in the earlier Gorlice–Tarnów Offensive in May and June, the Russian Army as a whole was already roughly 30% short of […]

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Gallipoli from a different perspective

By collecting together untold stories of this historic war, Europeana 1914-1918 offers many opportunities to look at familiar events from new and different perspective, and from both sides of the battle lines. As Anzac Day, the most significant day commemorating the loss of life during the Gallipoli campaign approaches, we want to take a look at […]

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Yesterday’s news: How newsreels told the story of the First World War

Nowadays there’s news breaking everywhere we go; there’s no escape. We have access to the latest stories at any time, in any place, in any form. We read it, see it, hear it all day. This omnipresence has made us into what we like to call ‘news junkies’, always hungry for more. A century ago, […]

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WW1: A Day at the Hospital

After the First World War started, the flow of casualties soon overwhelmed the existing medical facilities. Large numbers of public and private buildings (often large houses) were turned over for use as small hospitals, most of which operated as annexes to nearby larger hospitals. Some hospitals were developed as, or became specialist units. Categories of […]

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Summer Snaps from WW1 Soldiers

Even during the First World War soldiers would find some time to enjoy the warm weather. Soldiers weren’t expected to serve entirely in the front line or in the trenches. Fortunately for the troops, they spent a short period in rest. In a year, only about two months would be spent at rest, and not […]

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The (Army) Lives of WW1

The (Army) Lives of WW1 is a new Pinterest board by Europeana to commemorate the beginning of World War One. All the images are sourced from our Europeana 1914-1918 website. Some of it is from people like you who came to our roadshows to contribute to our collection, and some of it is from the […]

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