First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Lifelong Learners


Family History

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Trace your relatives who served in the First World War with these simple guides:

Visit The Great War Archive and browse over 6000 contributions made by the general public.


Have you memorabilia from the First World War? Photograph it and add it to our Great War Archive Flickr Group.

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Ian Hislop

A range podcasts available from key speakers on First World War literature and History.

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First World War Timelines

the timeline tool

Use the interactive timelines to find out about the key events from the First World War and explore what the major poets of the period were doing at the time.

Explore the:

  • Letters they wrote
  • Diaries they kept
  • Poetry they authored

You can even upload your own dataset and view it on the timeline.

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