The Great War Archive

an online collection of First World War memorabilia, all of which has been contributed by the general public.

A subsite of the Poetry Archive, theGreat War Archive contains over 6,500 photographs, letters, postcards and illustrations, contributed by the general public since 2008. Every item relates to someone's experience of the First World War, either abroad or at home.

To gather this material, theGreat War Archive ran collection days in libraries and museums across the country, inviting people to bring forward their items and stories. These public events met with great success, and the model developed for the Great War Archive has since been used by initiatives such as Europeana 1914-1918. Anyone who wants to share their stories or images can contribute here or attend one of the public open days held across Europe.


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License Type: Creative Commons
Subject Area: Humanities Social Sciences