Hundreds of thousands of rare records and images from World War I have been put online by the German government, ahead of Monday’s 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.
The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free.
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See Also: Europeana 1914-1918 Portal
Europeana 1914-1918 is the most important pan-European collection of original First World War source material. It is the result of three years of work by 20 European countries and will include:
- 400,000 rare documents digitised by 10 state libraries and two other partners in Europe
- 660 hours of unique film material digitised by audiovisual archives
- 90,000 personal papers and memorabilia of some 7,000 people involved in the war, held by their families and digitised at special events in 12 countries