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La Primera Guerra Mundial en los Archivos Estatales

Start screen "La Primera Guerra Mundial en los Archovs Estatales"

The research guide La Primera Guerra Mundial en los Archivos Estatales [The First World War in the State Archives] has been created by the Spanish Centro de Información Documental de Archivos in cooperation with the Archivo Histórico Nacional (AHN, Madrid), the Archivo General de la Administración (AGA, Alcalá de Henares), the Centro Documental de la Memoria Histórica (CDMH, Salamanca) and the Archivo General de Palacio in Madrid, the Spanish royal archives. During the First World War Spain remained a neutral country. The guide opens with a section on the period 1895-1914 during which Spain lost wars in the Philippines and Morocco. The second section looks at Spain’s role during the war as a neutral country, providing for example humanitarian aid. There are sections for events, institutions and journals, and for persons. In the section Fuentes documentales you are guided to selected archival series in four state archives, and there is a bibliography. This research guide can be viewed only in Spanish.

La Primera Guerra Mundial en los Archivos Estatales

Primera Guerra Mundial

Aeroplane - Casa de la ImaginemThe virtual exhibition Primera Guerra Mundial is a project of the Casa de la Imaginem, an audiovisual archive in Logroño, Spain. At their website the Casa shows some thirty photographs taken by an unidentified French officer during the First World War near Ypres, elsewhere in Flanders, at Arras and at the Somme. They form part of a collection with some 500 stereoscopic photographs discovered in 1999 in Tanger. Alas the virtual exhibition shows of each stereoscopic set just one image, but luckily you can view a four minutes video with some of these images at Vimeo. In 2007 an exhibition was held to show these images after restoration; you can download a dossier about it in French or Spanish.

At the French centenary portal Mission Centenaire you can view thirty photographs from the collection at Logroño with full information about the locations shown, again without animated stereoscopic images. There is a link to a fourteen-minute video at Vimeo showing a selection of images, accompanied by music.

Primera Guerra Mundial

European Film Gateway 1914

Logo EFG 2014The European Film Gateway 1914 is a part of the European Film Gateway dedicated to films and other audio materials from the First World War held in various European collections in twenty countries. The materials shown are newsreels, documentaries, fiction and propaganda, all in all some 660 hours from 5,600 documents. There is an accompanying project website for background information. The EFG has also created a virtual exhibition on the subject of European Film and the First World War. The user interface is in twelve languages.

European Film Gateway 1914