World War I

Stories and testimonies of Italian soldiers who fought and perished in the Great War

Following the ‘Documenting the Great War‘ blogpost, Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico delle Biblioteche Italiane e per le Informazioni Bibliografiche (ICCU) – Central Institute for the Union Catalogue (ICCU) highlights some of the memories contributed by citizens at the ‘Seminario formativo e raccolta di fotografie, lettere, ricordi della Grande guerra’ community collection day held […]

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Documenting the Great War: behind the scenes at a ’14-’18 community collection day

On Europeana1914-1918 you can find thousands of stories and digitied photos, diaries and objects from the time of the Great War. These stories are gathered during the so-called community collection days, which are organised throughout Europe. During these days, citizens are invited to have their stories written down and objects digitised by professional archivists. This […]

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Brussels Cartoon Postcards

A number of reasons caused a revival of the caricature during the war in Belgium. It’s an interesting medium. Exaggeration or simplification of facts creates a comic effect and it reflects the essence of a situation so it can be comprehended at one glance. At the same time, it can contain deeper meanings that are only […]

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Learn more about World War One with the British Library

To complement the re-launch of the Europeana 1914-1918 website, which now gives you access to personal stories from the First World War, as well as national library and cinematic collections, the British Library has launched a site to inspire teachers, students and everyone interested in learning more about World War One. Supported by over 500 […]

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Europeana 1914-1918 website relaunched!

Europeana 1914-1918 now brings together resources from three major European projects each dealing with different types of First World War material. That means that national collections from libraries now sit alongside personal stories and treasures as well as important film archives. Together, this creates a unique perspective of the First World War, showing it from […]

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Map with bullet hole from the remains of Walter Flex

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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Unlocking the First World War

If you’re interested in the First World War, then you need to know about a great event we’re putting on in Berlin at the end of the month. On 30-31 January, the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin is hosting ‘Unlocking Sources – the First World War Online & Europeana’. It’s partly a two-day conference but it’s actually […]

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From the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 reception

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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Europeana 1914-1918 in France

Thanks to the National Library of France for this blog. Family History Roadshows for Europeana 1914-1918 took place in France from 9-16 November 2013. Thanks to the cooperation between the French National Library (BnF), Archives de France and their network, Europeana and Mission du Centenaire, more than 100 sites all over France participated. Thousands of […]

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German war cemetery wins Wiki Loves photo contest

We are pleased to announce that this photo of the Cemetery of German soldiers in Tişiţa (a township in the city of Mărăşeşti, Vrancea County, Moldavia, Romania) is the winner of the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 First World War category. ‘Cimitirul ostașilor germani’, Elena Loredana, CC BY-SA Wiki Loves Monuments is a worldwide volunteer-driven photography […]

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WWI Monuments: Vote Now

Vote for the Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 winner

The Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 competition closed on 30 September. With more than 370,000 submissions coming from 50 different countries, it has been a huge success, surpassing its own record set last year. The winners of the international photo competition will be announced in early December, but before that it’s up to you to vote for […]

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Youth is life’s flower – Transylvanian soldier’s diaries of life in a Japanese POW camp

Dumitru Nistor, a peasant from the village of Nasaud, was born in 1893. His childhood dream was to travel and see foreign countries, so in 1912, when the time for recruiting came, he asked to be enlisted in the Austro-Hungarian navy, not the Transylvanian militia, where Romanians usually ended up. After graduating from his Navy […]

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Hungarian announcements from the First World War

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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Taking Europeana 1914-1918 personally

As you may know, one of Europeana’s projects is collecting personal stories and memories from World War One.  Europeana 1914-1918 is a crowd-sourced project. That means that it is you, its users, the members of the public, who make it what it is. It’s your contributions, your stories, your time and effort. So far, with […]

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Death to Militarism!

Death to Militarism! / Død over militarismen

Women’s Peace Party (the later “Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom”, WILPF), was founded in 1915 as a reaction to the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914. This association was founded at the Women’s Peace Conference in The Hague, which was attended by several Danish women, including Thora Daugaard (1874-1951), Eline Hansen (1859-1919), Clara […]

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Letters from Indian Soldiers in France, 1916

Letters from Indian Soldiers in France, 1916

The memory of the First World War, its events and consequences, its victims and victors, remains very much alive today. It has become part of the individual and collective memory of Europe and of countries across the world – the stories of soldiers and their families continue to be told and published from generation to […]

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