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American Leaders Speak
Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election
The Nation's Forum Collection
"...consists of fifty-nine sound recordings of speeches by American leaders at the turn of the century. The speeches focus on issues and events surrounding the First World War and the subsequent presidential election of 1920. Speakers include: Warren G. Harding, James Cox, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Samuel Gompers, Henry Cabot Lodge, and John J. Pershing. Speeches range from one to five minutes."
American Memory, Library of Congress

[Art] Art of the First World War
"100 paintings from international collections to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of the First World War...An exhibition of 110 paintings brought together by the major history museums of Europe.
World War I as seen by 54 painters on both sides."
- Under the patronage of UNESCO

[Australia] Australian War Memorial - Online Exhibits

  • Dawn of the Legend
    "Tells the story of the Australians who landed at Gallipoli, and of the creation of the ANZAC legend. It has been chosen by the NSW Board of Studies as an English text for the HSC for 2005-2007."
  • Captured in Colour
    "Rare Photographs from the First World War."

Atlases: World War I
Department of History, Map Library, US Military Academy at West Point

[Canada] Archives of Ontario

  • The Archives of Ontario Remembers Our Canadian War Heroes
    "The Archives has recently acquired a series of letters written from the battlefront during World War One by brothers, Charlie and Wally Gray...These letters were composed between 1915-1916 by two very ordinary young men. They are touching in their simplicity and, at this time of remembrance, reach us in a way that history texts rarely do...You are invited to read a selection of these letters, listen to excerpts from them and view photographs and drawings selected from other First World War collections held by the Archives."

[Canada] Canada and the First World War
"The documents selected are not intended to rewrite the history of the conflict but rather to present the variety and wealth of the sources held at the National Archives of Canada."

[Canada] Canadian War Museum

  • Canvas of War
    Masterpieces from the Canadian War Museum (1914-1918 ; 1939-1945)

[Canada] World War I Letters Home
"This page will showcase the letters of Canadian soldiers in the Great War. Each month I will be selecting a new letter from my files and putting it online. I will also include a brief biography of the soldier, if known, and a photograph, if available."
By Brian Massey, The Canadian Military Heritage Project

[Canada] Provincial Museum of Alberta

  • The Poster War Virtual Exhibit
    "The Poster War exhibit contains forty-six posters selected from the collection of the late Theodore Elizabeth Wright Macgillivray. These posters represent some of the work of Allied poster artists and the best work of their Canadian counterparts during the First World War...Particularly noteworthy is the evolution in the portrayal of women in the sections of the exhibit"
    By Maurice F.V. Doll

[Canada] Sheet Music from Canada's Past: First World War Era
"This Web site features Canadian sheet music from the First World War era of 1914 to 1920, chosen from the historical collection of the National Library of Canada."

Cecil Slack and the Great War
"On it you will find a large collection of letters written and received by Cecil Moorhouse Slack, during the Great War of 1914 to 1918. Cecil's daughter-in-law, Lady Joan Slack, has put this collection into the public domain. These letters are a valuable source of information about the life of an infantry officer in the East Yorkshire Regiment in the 1914-1918 war, and about his fiancÈe, and their other friends and relations in Great Britain and Australia. On this site, you will also find activities for teachers and students, following National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Key Stages 2 and 3."
Maintained by Andrew Moore

First World War.com
A Multimedia History of World War One
Sections include: The Causes of World War I ; Gallipoli: An Over ; Air Aces of World War I ; Backs to the Wall ; Propaganda Posters ; Life in the Trenches ; Charles Nungesser ; Chemical Weapons ; Tank Development ; T.E. Lawrence ; Photographs ; Archive Audio ; Treaties ; Weaponry.
By Michael Duffy

Life at Camp Funston [Kansas] - (dead link)
Reflections of Army Sergeant Charles L. Johnston

The Great War in a Different Light
"Accounts from Contemporary Books and Magazines, Photo Galleries & Illustrations."
By A. Langley

The Heritage of the Great War
The Netherlands
"...is dedicated to the aftermath and consequences of World War One.
We put some emphasis on onorthodox points of view. Furthermore this site features one of the most extensive WW-1 picture collections on the Internet...All pictures carry captions in English and in Dutch (Flemish): we show political cartoons, paintings, posters and photographs

Lost Poets of the Great War
Sections include: The Poets ; Chronology of the War ; The Human Cost ; Bibliography.
Harry Rusche, English Dept., Emory University

One of Ours
By Willa Cather, 1922.
Online edition published by Bartleby.com, 2000.
"Pulitzer Prizeñwinning novel of a midwestern Americanís journey to the front of World War I."

Photographs of the 369th Infantry and African Americans During World War 1
"The photographs included in this project are from Record Group 165, Records of the War Department. They are available online through the National Archives Information Locator (NAIL) database."
Part of The Constitution Community Lesson Plan.
This article was written by Joan Brodsky Schur, a teacher at Village Community School in New York, NY.

Propaganda Postcards of the Great War
"The site features a collection of war-themed postal cards produced during World War 1 (1914 - 1919). More than 2,500 cards will eventually be displayed in an organized fashion. The cards are mementos of a world at war during the second decade of the 20th century. This web-site has been established to provide a tool to students, researchers and postcard collectors with an interest in the period of World War One in general or 'Great War' propaganda in particular."
By Jerry Kosanovich and Paul Hageman.

Siegfried Sassoon
"1874ñ1967, English poet and novelist. An officer in World War I, he expressed his conviction of the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse."
Online texts from Bartleby.com

The Stars and Stripes: The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919
"From February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919, by order of General John J. Pershing, the United States Army published a newspaper for its forces in France, The Stars and Stripes. This online collection, presented by the Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress, includes the complete seventy-one-week run of the newspaper's World War I edition."
- American Memory, Library of Congress

"A Summons to Comradeship" - World War I and II Posters
"The University of Minnesota Libraries owns six thousand items and the Minneapolis Public Library's collection consists of nearly two thousand posters. Both collections contain posters from government, commercial, and charitable organizations. These collections are multi-national in scope...This database will grow over a two-year period to 6,000 images."

U.S. Military Academy - History Department

The Versailles Treaty
June 28, 1919
Includes full-text of treaty ; Sources and Suggested Readings ; Maps ; Charts, Photos and Cartoons ;Links

Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature
The tutorials are based on primary documents and original poems relating the experience of World War I.
Major sections include: The Seminars ; The Wilfred Owen Multimedia Digital Archive ; Publications of the War [Includes a complete run of The Hydra]; First World War Poetry Discussion Board.
By Paul Groves and Stuar Lee, JTAP Virtual Seminars Project, Oxford University.

The World War I Document Archive
"This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). The archive is international in focus and intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War."

World War I History Commission Questionnaires
Searchable database
"The Virginia War History Commission was established in 1919 to collect, assemble, edit and publish information and material concerning Virginia's participation in World War I...The World War I History Commission Questionnaires Database is a fully-searchable database of over 14,900 records, one for each questionnaire respondent, accessible by name, city/county, and race. Each record is also linked to digitized images of each page of the questionnaires, as well as any accompanying material such as photographs and additional pages submitted by the respondents
- The Library of Virginia

WWI-L : The World War I Discussion List
"...WWI-L has included an international membership of historians, scholars and students in its internet e-mail community of nearly 500 members from all around the world. WWI-L deals with the period of approximately 1890-1920, and topics under discussion vary and include the whole range of the Great War era -- military, diplomatic, social, economics, and the arts."

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