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Australian War Memorial: Centenary of the First World War

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The section Centenary of the First World War at the Australian War Memorial portal offers a guide and quick access to relevant digital collections concerning Australia and the First World War. Among the digitized records and documents are unit diaries, materials collected by C.W.E. Bean for the official history of Australia and the Great War, itself also available online here – accompanied by the official history of the Australian Army Medical Services – and several biographical databases, with for example the embarkation roll, information about prisoners of war, and Red Cross files. The AWM portal brings new digital galleries concerning the First World War. The section on the First World War bring also news on commemorative events and activities. The links section points to a selected number of war museums and war memorials in Europe.

Australian War Memorial: Centenary of the First World War

Australians on the Western Front 1914-1918

Logo Australian Western FrontThe portal Australians on the Western Front 1914-1918 brings you to the Australian armed forces and their role on the Western Front during the First World War. This website for the Australian Remembrance Trail has been created in cooperation with the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The website guides you to the lieux de mémoire; you can follow several routes in France and Belgium. The website can be viewed in English and French. The information on locations in Belgium can also be read in Dutch.

Australians on the Western Front 1914-1918

Europeana 1914-1918

Logo Europeana1418Europeana 1914-1918 is a portal project of Europeana, itself a digital portal, too, to bring together resources, both texts and images from all corners of Europe. Special attention is given to materials hitherto hidden away or especially brought to attention for this portal by the general public. Among the documents are letters, diaries, photographs (including stereographs, mostly from the Imperial War Museums), official documents, films, sound recordings and postcards. One of the strong new features is the integration of materials from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. You can also search for the various fronts. Europeana 1914-1918 had in 2014 an interface in fifteen languages, currently (2018) you can choose from 27 languages.

The films available at the European Film Gateway 1914 can be found here, too. Collections from many European libraries and other cultural heritage institutions are also present at the portal Europeana Collections 1914-1918.

Europeana 1914-1918