General Historical Overviews
The Imperial War Museum
London’s museum of war. Useful for brief histories, information, images, and links.
Break of Day in the Trenches
A hypermedia edition, with a fascinating and accessible virtual seminar.
The WWI collection of the Milwaukee Urban Archives, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
A vast archive of journals from the war years.
Napier University Library’s excellent collection of texts, articles, images, links, and selections from
, the magazine written and published by soldiers recovering in Craiglockhart War Hospital.
Gender and the Great War
of the First World War: Women and War
A set of biographical and historical links about famous women officials, activists, and writers of the war and the changes they brought about.
The Genesis Project
A search engine for women’s history of the British Isles.
The Women of World War I
General excerpts from a book dealing exclusively with the social and political effects of the war on gender.
Memorials and Remembrance
An extensive survey of British remembrance ceremonies and memorials, including poetry and prose links, newsclips, and music.
BBC Remembrance: First World War Poetry
Includes memorial poems (Mew’s “Cenotaph” is here) and old BBC interviews.
Hellfire Corner: Great War Research and Remembrance
An amateur posting site for those currently researching genealogy and service records of WWI veterans.
IWM: Burial and Remembrance
The Imperial War Museum’s collection of images, clips, and transcripts relating to memorial ceremonies.
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Sir Henry Newbolt, “Vitaï Lampada”
Jessie Pope, “The Call” (1915)
Jessie Pope, “War Girls” (1916)
W. B. Yeats, “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death”
W. B. Yeats, from Preface to
The Oxford Book of Modern Verse
Siegfried Sassoon, “Finished with the War: A Soldier’s Declaration”
Ezra Pound, from
Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
Charlotte Mew, “The Cenotaph (September 1919)”
H. V. Morton, from
The Heart of London