First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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Over 80 film clips you can watch online or download to your computer.

Original footage from the First World War:

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Real Lives

Walk through the lives of some of major poets of the First World War. Explore their poetry, diaries, and letters.

Real lives uses the Pathways Tool. Find out more about the pathways tool.


Christmas mail - photo of Artillery Officers with their Christmas mail-bag.

Listen to veterans talk about their experiences of the War and today's experts discuss the topics on World War One history and literature.

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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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