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Military History

Military History Research Centre, Canadian War Museum

The online catalogue for the George Metcalf Archival Collection and the Hartland Molson Library Collection. These extensive national collections of primary and secondary research material document Canada’s military history from the colonial period to the present, and are particularly strong in the First and Second World Wars.



Three Pilots – One War

This project, a cooperation among Royal Air Force Museum, the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, and the Militärhistorische Museum der Bundeswehr, publishes English, French, and German pilots’ wartime letters 100 years after they were written and organizes related exhibitions. The website is available in English, French, and German.



Portal Militärgeschichte, Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V.

This website aims to provide information about all aspects of military history and to help connect those interested in military history. Portal Militärgeschichte has published a number of academic articles on military history, has a list of events, and offers a forum for researchers interested in military history. The website is in German.



Australian Imperial Force unit war diaries, Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial published a series of Australian Imperial Forces' war diaries from the First World War.



Journaux des unités engagées dans la Première Guerre mondiale, Ministère des Armées

The French armed forces published a digitized archive of their units' First World War diaries. It consists of over three million pages of diaries from the Armée de Terre, the Aéronautique militaire and the French navy.


Fronts and Campaigns

Campaign Atlas to the Great War, West Point Academy, Department of History

A database of campaign and battle maps from WWI



Virtual Exhibition on the Gallipoli Campaign, Auckland City Libraries

A virtual exhibition on the Gallipolli campaign comprising of contemporary newspaper accounts, photographs and other images.



Gallipoli: The Drama of the Dardanelles, Imperial War Museums

A collection of video and audio material and photographs, complemented by illustrated documents on key aspects of the campaign



Western Front Association

The Western Front Association (WFA) was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918 and perpetuating the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders. The website contains numerous articles and visual-media sources on an array of topics.



The Battle of Jutland Centenary Initiative

Website providing a digital curation of the Battle of Jutland, including podcasts, animations, stories, maps and other sources.



Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War (International Committee of the Red Cross Archives)

Digitized documents from various prisons of war, including postcards, reports on camp life, soldiers’ accounts, death notices, and other records. During the First World War, 10 million servicemen and civilians were captured and sent to detention camps. The belligerent countries involved provided lists of prisoners to the ICRC, which created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. The website allows users to search through all 5 million of them.



Blue Cross World War One Collection

The Blue Cross cared for sick and injured horses and sent veterinary supplies to the British and Allied armies. Their war archive contains audio slideshows and a full digital copy of the organization’s monograph The Blue Cross at War 1914-’18 and 1939-’45.


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