Tag Archives: Occupation

Éischte Weltkrich

Startscreen Eischte Weltkrich

The digital collection Éischte Weltkrich [First World War] has been created by the Université de Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, and the government of Luxembourg. The German army occupied Luxembourg at the start of the First World War. The website offers a chronology of events upto 1924, a number of themes for further exoploration (occupation, grief and loss, hunger, the aftermath), an interactive map, and a collection with some 350 digitized items which you can filter by period and genre; you will find items from 1919, too.  The section Resources contains six scholarly articler. There is also a section on education for teachers. This website can be viewed in French, German and English.

Éischte Weltkrich

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Maureranschläge

A war oridnance - Stuttgart, Hauptstaatsarchiv, J 151-2220The digital collection Maueranschläge (Wall ordinances) has been created by the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg. After the First World War the German Heeresarchiv (Army Archive) started to collect ordinances posted by the German army and military government, now held at the Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, series J 151. Some 2,500 of the 2,700 digitized ordinances stem from the First World War. They touch in particular Belgium and France, but also the Habsburg Empire and countries in Eastern Europe such as Poland, Russia and Rumania. For Belgium the ordinances were published in three languages (German-French-Dutch), for France in French and German.  Some posterlike ordinances are clearly meant for propaganda aims and are quite colourful. You can browse the digitized images using the Bildexplorer, you can search images freely using the Volltextsuche, or search systematically using the tree structure of the Strukturansicht.

The Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg organizes exhibitions concerning the First World War with the general theme 1914-1918. Erlebt, erlitten, erinnert [1914-1918. Lived, suffered, remembered] in Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Stuttgart and Sigmaringen.

Maureranschläge

Bibliothèque numérique de Roubaix: 1914-1918

Header BN Roubaix

The digital collection Bibliothèque numérique de Roubaix: 1914-1918 is part of the digital portal of the Médiathéque de Roubaix. The digital collection concerning this French town (département du Nord) contains some 400 items, photographs, posters, pamphlets, municipal ordinances, letters written by soldiers, newspaper clippings and much more. During the First World War Roubaix was occupied by the German army. The digital library can be searched using a free text field, or by browsing themes, collections or periods; within them you can use the free text search, too. For the First World War it is interesting to look at the theme Guerres with again some 400 items. The collection can only be viewed in French.

Bibliothèque numérique de Roubaix: 1914-1918

Pirmasis pasaulinis karas: dokumentai liudija

Logo WW1 exhibition LNB

The virtual exhibition Pirmasis pasaulinis karas: dokumentai liudija [The First World War: documents on show] has been created in 2011 by the National Library of Lithuania in Vilnius. This virtual exhibition has several thematic sections consisting of various materials such as diaries, manuscripts of literary works, decrees documenting daily life under the German occupation, and photographs. Lithuania was occupied by the Germans from 1915 to 1918. The exhibition can only be viewed in Lithuanian.

Pirmasis pasaulinis karas: dokumentai liudija

Bezet Brussel 1914-1918

Logo Bezet BrusselThe virtual exhibition Bezet Brussel 1914-1918 [Occupied Brussels 1914-1918] shows the Belgian capital during the First World War. This virtual exhibition is the companion to an exhibition created by the municipal archives of Brussels. In 1914 the German army invaded and occupied a large part of Belgium. The online exhibition is organized around themes such as daily life, food, work, news about the front and propaganda, official publications and remembrance. There is a useful timeline and a selection of other Belgian and Flemish websites concerning the First World War.The website can be viewed in Dutch. French and English.

The exhibition will be held at the City Museum from August 21, 2014 to May 3, 2015.

Bezet Brussel 1914-1918

The Belgian War Press

Logo TBWThe portal The Belgian War Press has been launched by the Cegesoma Institute, Brussels, to present digitized Belgian newspapers from both the First and the Second World War. The project covers both the censored press and clandestine newspapers. For the First World War you will find some thirty censored newspapers and scores of newspapers published illegally. The website can be viewed in Dutch, French and English.

At Google Cultural Institute is a virtual exhibition 1914-1918, De Belgische pers tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog [1914-1918, The Belgian Press during the First World War].

The Belgian War Press