Here are some suggestions of sites to find out more. Please note that IWM is not responsible for the content of external websites.

IWM cannot host or preserve websites, or digital or physical content, on your behalf. However, we do recommend looking the following sites for further information on this.

  • Saving the Centenary’s digital heritage Recommendations for digital sustainability of First World War community commemoration activities written by the University of Glasgow, including practical advice on storage and file formats.
  • Digital Preservation Handbook A practical guide produced by the Digital Preservation Coalition, looking at the subject of managing digital resources over time and the issues in sustaining access to them.
  • UK Web Archive Submit details of your website, to be considered for inclusion in this national archive run by the British Library.
  • People’s Collection Wales A free online repository for material that links to the history, culture and people of Wales.
  • First World War Centenary Community Collection Held by the University of Essex Library Special Collections, the collection comprises of books, leaflets, postcards, catalogues, flyers, DVDs and CDs produced by groups who received funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund.
  • Europeana 1914 – 1918 Add digitised images and stories to this online database.

The following sites are helpful in exploring records and archival material about the First World War. 

  • A Street Near You A global map database of 700,000 addresses and one million First World War burial records.
  • British Red Cross VAD Database A database of 250,000 Voluntary Aid Detachments who worked for the British Red Cross during the First World War.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission A database recording the details and commemoration location of every Commonwealth casualty from the First and Second World Wars
  • Conflict and Community: Northampton Remembers the First World War This Digital Archive features a range of objects, photographs, documents and oral histories.
  • Europeana 1914-1918  This collection brings together untold stories and official histories from the First World War, through a blend of cultural heritage collections and personal items contributed by European citizens. 
  • Home Front Legacy 1914-18 This UK-wide project - funded by Historic England - helped local communities to record the physical remains of the First World War in their local area.
  • Lest We Forget Project led by the University of Oxford and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, featuring stories and items collected at volunteer-led Digital Collection Days and items directly uploaded by members of the public.
  • Lives of the First World War IWM crowdsourcing project featuring the stories of 7.7 million men and women, who made a contribution to the British war effort or made a sacrifice during the First World War. 
  • Living Legacies’ Digital Archive Digitised objects and stories gathered through projects and events coordinated by the ‘Living Legacies’ First World War Public Engagement Centre (Queen’s University Belfast).
  • Mapping Loss: Communities in War and Peace collection of sites that explore the experiences and legacies of the First World War on communities across the UK. 
  • Officer's Casualty Forms Search the First World War Casualty Form Collection held by the RAF Museum and access digital images of them.
  • The Geography of Service and Death An interactive map resource showing the Ulster Volunteer Force members that came from East and West Belfast, 1913-18.
  • The Great War Poetry Archive & The Great War Archive An online repository of over 7,000 items of text, images, audio and video for teaching, learning and research, created by the University of Oxford.
  • The Long, Long Trail Produced by Chris Baker, this website is dedicated to the British Army of 1914-18, the structure, organisation and regulations governing it. 
  • The National Archives Digitised First World War records.
  • Wales at War  A digital resource for anyone interested in the First World War and its impact on Wales. 
  • World War One – The British Library An extensive collection of scholarly articles and material covering the military, social and political history of the war.
  • World War One Community Platform This portal was produced by the ‘Living Legacies’ Engagement Centre (Queen’s University Belfast), to digitally archive the efforts of various local and national community-based NLHF-funded projects.

The following sites represent national projects and activities that took place during the First World War Centenary.