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European Neutrals

Denmark

1914-1918 Hverdagsliv i krigens skygge (1914-1918 Everyday life in the shadow of war), Skoletjenesten Københavns Befæstning og Greve Museum

The website “1914-1918 Hverdagsliv i krigens skygge“ (1914-1918 Everyday life in the shadow of war) focuses on the impact of the First World War on Denmark. It is divided into eight categories. The website is in Danish.

http://1914-1918.dk/

 

Den Store Krig (The Great War) 

Den Store Krig (The Great War) aims to tell the story of Southern Jutland and South Jutlanders in the First World War. The website is in Danish.

http://www.denstorekrig1914-1918.dk/

  

Første Verdenskrig 1914-1918 (First World War 1914-1918), Det Kongelige Bibliotek

This project explores Danish neutrality in the First World War. It aims to show the many different grounds for neutrality through describing the lives of seven different people. The website is in Danish.

http://www.kb.dk/da/nb/tema/historie/ww1/index.html

 

Luxembourg

Luxemburgensia online, The National Library of Luxembourg

An online archive of the Luxembourg National Library’s collection of newspapers, periodicals, literature, reference works and post cards. Of primary relevance for WWI research is the postcard collection.

http://www.luxemburgensia.bnl.lu/cgi/home.pl


Éischte Weltkrich: Remembering the Great War in Luxembourg

https://ww1.lu/?lang=en


The Netherlands

Amsterdam en de Eerste Wereldoorlog (Amsterdam and the First World War), Stadsarchief Amsterdam

This website on Amsterdam in the First World War is split into five categories: Culture, Daily Life, The Great War, Miltary, Social and Refugees. It is hosted by the Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Archive) and available in Dutch.

http://amsterdam-eerstewereldoorlog.nl/


Beeldbank, Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsarchief

The database of digitalized images from the Amsterdam city archives, in Dutch.

http://beeldbank.amsterdam.nl/


Dutch newspaper database 1618-1995, Koninklijke Bibliotheek/Historische Kranten

A collection of Dutch newspapers from 1618 to 1995; Dutch-language only.

http://kranten.kb.nl

 

Louis Raemaekers Foundation

A website dedicated to the Dutch artist Louis Raemaekers. It includes a gallery showing of many of his works.

http://louisraemaekers.com/

 

Memory of the Netherlands, National Library of the Netherlands

This database contains images from 132 collections. The descriptions of the objects are mostly in Dutch.

http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/en


Norway

DigitaltMuseum, KulturIT

DigitaltMuseum hosts the digitised collections of numerous museums in Norway and Sweden. The object descriptions are in various languages, while the website is available in Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

https://digitaltmuseum.no/


Spain

Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Historica, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

The Virtual Library of Historical Newspapers has digitized thousands of historical newspapers from the Spanish-speaking world and includes the ability to search for any word on any page of any digital newspaper.

prensahistorica.mcu.es/


Hemeroteca Digital, Biblioteca Nacional de España

Hemeroteca Digital is part of the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica project, providing public access to the newspaper collection of Biblioteca Nacional de España.

http://www.bne.es/es/Catalogos/HemerotecaDigital/


Sweden

DigitaltMuseum, KulturIT

DigitaltMuseum hosts the digitised collections of numerous museums in Norway and Sweden. The object descriptions are in various languages, while the website is available in Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

https://digitaltmuseum.no/


Switzerland

Memobase

Digitalized collection of over 100,000 audio and visual files from thirty-nine Swiss cultural institutions. Objects can be browsed by time period (including 1910-1919), format, or genre, or searched by keyword.

http://www.memobase.ch/de#find/facets[date-facet]=[1910-1919]


14-18: La Suisse en cartes postales (14-18: Switzerland in Postcards), Université de Fribourg

The digital collection “14-18: La Suisse en cartes postales (14-18: Switzerland in Postcards)” was created at the Université de Fribourg with postcards from the holdings of the Swiss National Library in Bern. The postcards have been arranged around six themes, for example “propaganda & ideology” and “humour & satire”. The website is in French.

http://14-18.ch/

  

Dodis (Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland)

The online database “Dodis (Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland)” provides many digitised official documents as well as information on people and organisations that were active in Swiss foreign policy. The website is available in English, German, French and Italian.

http://www.dodis.ch/en

  

The Swiss Federal Archives on Wikimedia Commons

The Swiss Federal Archives has made its collection of hundreds of photos from Switzerland during the First World War accessible online. The photos are primarily of military-related topics.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Media_contributed_by_the_Swiss_Federal_Archives


Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz

The Historical Encyclopedia of Switzerland offers thematic, geographic and biographic articles with the latest research on Switzerland’s history.

http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/index.php

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