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Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking in Wartime, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Recipe for Victory: Food and Cooking in Wartime is a collection of English and American wartime resources on cooking, gardening and nutrition. It includes titles such as “The eat-less-meat book, war ration cookery”, “Victory breads” and “Preserve eggs for winter use”.



On the Homefront: America During World War I and World War II, Library of Congress

An educational site showcasing material such as photographs and posters that illustrate home front contributions during both World War I and World War II.


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

This collection includes more than 5.000 ration coupons and cards from the First World War, hosted by the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart. The database and the ration coupons are in German.

The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918, US National Archives and Records Administration

An online archive of documents and photos showing the course and consequences of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic that killed 50 million people worldwide.


The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, Stanford University

A virtual exhibition dealing with different aspects of the influenza pandemic, from the scientific and medical approach to both the causes and treatment to the actual spreading of the pandemic in two waves, and the response of public health institutions and governments.



BBC Special on Women and World War One, BBC

This BBC special deeply probes experiences of British women during the First Wolrd War. It examines their roles on the home front, in factories and workplaces, as well as the war's lasting impact on women.


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