Tag Archives: World War I

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum have started adding photos of IWW soldiers to Flickr.  See http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperialwarmuseum/sets/72157629487462489/with/6797269742/ These images are amongst the first items collected by   IWM when it was founded in 1917 to record everybody’s experiences of the First World War.  In … Continue reading

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Great War Photos

This is an amazing new site – Military historian Paul Reed, a regular contributor to Your Family Tree magazine and to several BBC history productions, has launched a new blog entitled Great War Photos at http://greatwarphotos.wordpress.com . The blog will showcase … Continue reading

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UKNIWM

The UK National Inventory of War Memorials is compiling a record of all UK war memorials to promote their appreciation, use and preservation. It holds information about over 60,000 UK war memorials, including details of their location, design and history. You can … Continue reading

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has relaunched its website at http://www.cwgc.org. As part of the new site the interface for the Search for War Dead page has been expanded – in addition to previous search parameters you can now also search … Continue reading

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Europeana Collections 1914-1918: Remembering the First World War

Europeana Collections 1914-1918 will create by 2014 – the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War – a substantial digital collection of material from national libraries and other partners from eight countries that found themselves on different sides of … Continue reading

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World War l medals details on Ancestry web site

Ancestry http://www.ancestry.co.uk has published 880,000 First World War medals details for the first time, together with its First World War service and pension records. Image via Wikipedia The medals information includes details of Silver War Badge holders.  The Silver War Badge was issued … Continue reading

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More about the First World War nursing records at the National Archives

The National Archives has published 15,000 First World War nursing service records, on its Documents Online site at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/nursing.asp. You can view this photo and many others at http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/prs-tpic/nurses/nrs-e8d.htm The records date from 1902-1922 and include details such as date … Continue reading

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Mapping our Anzacs

Mapping our Anzacs gives you three ways to commemorate the original Anzacs: locate a service person add to the scrapbook build a tribute http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/about.aspx Locate a service person  The heart of Mapping our Anzacs is a tool to browse 375,971 … Continue reading

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IWM’s First World War Centenary Programme

http://www.1914.org/faces/ As part of the IWM’s First World War Centenary Programme, photographs from the Museum’s ‘Bond of of Sacrifice’ are being uploaded to the photo-sharing site Flickr in a set called ‘Faces of the First World War’. On Armistice Day … Continue reading

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93 years ago – the end of WW1

On this day in 1918, 93 years ago, Allied and German troops agreed to end the First World War. More than 8 million men and women saw service in the British forces during ‘the war to end all wars‘, a … Continue reading

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