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Die Julikrise 1914 in den Akten des Auswärtigen Amts

Digitalized documents on the July Crisis from the Political Archive of the Federal Foreign Office. This material is in German.



100 Titel "Baden im Ersten Weltkrieg", Badische Landesbibliothek

The Badische Landesbibliothek (BLB) is digitizing 100 books and brochures either published in or about Baden during the war. The books are in German.



Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges, University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin provides three editions of the “Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges”, from 1915, 1916 and 1919. The atlas is in German.



Der Erste Weltkrieg, 1914 – Der Weg ins Verderben, ZDF

This timeline contains pictures, video material and articles about World War I. The timeline is in German.



Der Erste Weltkrieg, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

A collection of articles on the First World War with accompanying videos and pictures. The website is in German.



Erster Weltkrieg, Süddeutsche Zeitung

This feature in the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” commemorates the First World War. The newspaper is in German.



Themenportal Erster Weltkrieg, Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte in der Württembergischen Landesbibliothek

A continually updated database of new research and digitized sources on World War I, focusing on the effect of the war on German and European history. The website is in German.



100 Jahre Erster Weltkrieg, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

This website hosts the First World War Collection of the Deutsche Bücherei. The collection has been partially digitized and published along with short explanatory articles. The website is available in English and German.



1914 - Mitten in Europa. Das Rheinland und der Erste Weltkrieg, Landschaftsverband Rheinland

This project commemorates World War I with events, publications and online exhibitions about the war in Rhineland, Germany. The website is in German.



The Bundesarchiv’s (German Federal Archive) portal on the First World War

This portal on the First World War has an impressive digitized collection of over 700,000 documents and photos related to World War I. The website also contains a number of online galleries that focus on specific aspects and events of the war, as well as a collection of panoramic photos from the war.



First World War Commemoration Website Ettlingen, Germany

A local initiative from the town of Ettlingen, this website offers photos, soldiers’ letters from the battlefield, diaries, newspaper articles, and material cultural objects documenting the experience of soldiers from Ettlingen in the First World War.



100 Years First World War: Against Forgetting, German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge)

This project from the German War Graves Commission offers a variety of online material, ranging from virtual memorial exhibitions, photos and educational materials on the First World War to a search engine of German war graves and memorial sites.



Images from the Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive) on Wikimedia Commons

A collection of more than 80,000 image files relating to German history, uploaded by the German Federal Archives to Wikimedia Commons in 2008.



Deutsche Geschichte in Dokumenten und Bildern (DGDB )/ German History in Documents and Images (GHDI): Wilhelmine Germany and the First World War (1890-1918), Edited by Prof. Roger Chickering and Dr. Steven Chase Gummer with Seth Rotramel

A comprehensive collection of original historical materials documenting German history from the beginning of the early modern period to the present. The project comprises ten sections, one of which addresses Wilhelmine Germany and the First World War (1890-1918). Each section includes an introduction to key developments in Germany's social, political, and cultural history during the period, as well as a selection of primary source documents (in German and English), images and maps.



Der Erste Weltkrieg, LeMo, Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum)

An educational resource providing background information on WWI, sponsored by the German Historical Museum.



Bund Deutscher Philatelisten e.V.

A collection of German armed forces’ correspondence with friends and family from 1914-1918.



Feldpost aus dem Ersten Weltkrieg, Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation

With over 700 examples of personal letters, parcels, and post cards, this collection consists of first-hand German accounts of the First World War.



Digitaler Bestandskatalog (digital inventory), Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg

An online inventory of more than 30,000 items held by the Germanic National museum, the largest museum of cultural history within the German-speaking region.



German Picture Post Cards from World War I, zeno.org

An online collection of picture postcards from WWI, grouped by categories such as regimental jobs and beer and games



Historische Bildpostkarten, Universität Osnabrück, Sammlung Prof. Dr. S. Giesbrecht: Der Erste Weltkrieg auf der Bildpostkarte

The database contains more than thousand picture postcards produced during WWI, sorted by categories such as “war propaganda” and “music and songs”.



Image Collection of the German Colonial Society, University Library, Frankfurt a. M.

The collection comprises of approx. 50,000 images and covers the following regions: Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, China, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Micronesia, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Western Samoa.



Library of Contemporary History: First World War Portal

The Library of Contemporary History (Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte, BfZ) is the biggest special library of the history and politics of the 20th century in Germany. The library has been marking the centenary of the First World War with launching a First World War Portal (Themenportal Erster Weltkrieg). The portal provides information on the library’s activities and digital collections concerning the Great War.


Plakat-Datenbank der Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte: Ausschnitt Erster Weltkrieg, Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart

This collection of German posters from the First World War, hosted by the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart, includes proclamations from German military authorities in the occupied territories. The database and posters are in German. 



Themenbibliothek Erster Weltkrieg und Novemberrevolution, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library)

A digital research tool providing access to the Bavarian State Library’s World War collection (founded in 1914) as well as its extensive research literature corpus on the Great War and subsequent German November Revolution.



German documents of the First World War

This collection includes 36,000 pages of institutional documents from the German General Staff, staffs, military units, the Prussian War Ministry, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others.



100(0) Schlüsseldokumente zur deutschen Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert

100(0) Key Documents on German History in the Twentieth Century compiles selected audio-visual sources. Introductory comments explain the relevance of the source, the current state of scholarly research and advice on further reading. The documents can be accessed as full texts and as photocopies of original facsimiles.



Historische Bestände- digital, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg

The University of Heidelberg digital collection contains a wealth of historical sources including a large collection of German books, newspapers and magazines.



Maueranschläge, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg

A collection of ordinances posted by the German army and military government. Some 2,500 of the 2,700 digitized ordinances are from the First World War.



1914-1918 Der Erste Weltkrieg im Spiegel hessischer Regionalzeitungen, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

A collection of regional newspapers from Hessia during the First World War.



Die Kriegssammlung der Fürstlichen Bibliothek Detmold, Lippische Landesbibliothek

An online archive of 42 German soldier newspapers from World War I, digitalized by the Lippe State Library (Lippische Landesbibliothek).



Erster Weltkrieg, Filmportal

A collection of German video footage from the First World War. 


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