Gateways to the First World War is a member of The First World War Centenary Partnership. The Centenary Partnership, led by the Imperial War Museum, is a growing network of over 3,000 not-for-profit organisations from 50 countries planning to mark the First World War Centenary. Visit www.1914.org to search the Partnership's programme of events and find out more about the organisations involved.
14-18 NOW is a major cultural programme taking place across the United Kingdom to mark the centenary of the First World War. Working with cultural organisations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, 14-18 NOW commissions large-scale special projects. These are selected to encourage people from every community to reflect on how the First World War has shaped today’s world and our attitudes to conflict now. Find out more on the 14-18 NOW website.
A Tale of One City, Portsmouth’s community history website and online archive, provides a toolkit for developing a research project which may be useful to groups working anywhere in the UK.
Visit Kent County Council's Kent & Medway in the First World War online timeline. Kent County Council's website also provides information on the Kent History and Library Centre, History and Heritage in Kent, newspaper and magazine resources, family and local history resources, and accessing archives.
Gateways' Emma Hanna acted as an advisor for the British Council 'Football Remembers' project. Download the project's free resource for schools here.
The War Memorials Trust has developed a Learning Programme to teach young people, the next generation of war memorial custodians, about the history and significance of war memorials.
The Army Children Archive has launched an online gallery of images relating the First World War.
Dewi David letters. This fascinating collection of wartime letters has been transcribed and made available online by Rhys David, author of Tell Mum Not to Worry. Sent by Welsh soldier Dewi David to his parents and sister at home in Cardiff, the letters recount the experiences of his service in the Near East in World War One.
The Long, Long Trail provides information about the soldiers, units, regiments and battles of the British Army of the First World War.
The 1915 Crew List Project makes available a database of over 750,000 names from approximately 25,000 crew lists held by the National Maritime Museum and the National Archives for 1915.
Never Such Innocence (NSI) is a centenary project established to help children highlighting the Commonwealth contribution to the First World War. NSI has produced an educational resource pack which can be downloaded free from its website and is currently running a Poetry and Artwork competition for 9-16 year olds.
The Next of Kin Touring Project features a number of online resources, including apps and an information pack, which provide opportunities to learn about the First World War in Scotland.
Lambeth Palace Library holds many records relating to the First World War and the role of the Church of England. Featured documents appear in a timeline and on the Library’s blog, available via its website. There is also a research guide to relevant sources. These give summary information on holdings, and the Library’s catalogues provide further information on sources. Topics include the outbreak of war, the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury and his visits to the Western Front, spiritual provision for servicemen, forms of worship during wartime, social and moral issues at home, eventual peace and subsequent commemoration.
The Prisoners of the First World War, ICRC archives website enables visitors to search the lists of prisoners (servicemen and civilians) which were provided by belligerent countries to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Female Poets of the First World War is a research project that seeks to inform the general public about the First World War through exhibitions of the work and lives of women who wrote poetry at that time.
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