First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Higher Education

Archival materials for research, teaching and study

Daughter of War manuscript

Explore the world’s most comprehensive online archive of manuscripts, audio and film relating to the First World War and the poetry that it inspired. Materials are downloadable for free for non-profit academic use.

Poetry manuscripts, letters, and photographs from The Imperial War Museum, New York Public Library and The British Library.

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First World War Timelines

the timeline tool

Plot manuscript and biographical datasets on this interactive First World War Timeline

  • Timelines can be viewed for the key events of the War, biographical infromation on the Archive's poets, as well as correspondence, poetry manuscripts and diary entries.
  • You can even upload your own datasets and view them on the timeline.

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