May 24, 2022

The National Archives (U.S.) Digitizes and Adds British Photographs of World War I to Online Catalog

From the AOTUS Blog from the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero:

As part of our efforts to digitize photographic and moving image records related to World War I and World War II, we recently digitized a series of British Photographs from World War I (1914-1918) and made them available in our online catalog.

This series of photographs taken by British photographers depicts the military activities and personnel of several nations during World War I, and includes subjects such as major military campaigns of the war showing the marching of troops, living conditions in the trenches, transportation and communication problems, food supply movement, human misery behind battlefield experiences, as well as the homefront commitment.

These public domain records are being digitized through a gift to the National Archives Trust Fund with the goal of making them more accessible for everyone to use, from teachers and local community groups, to museums and filmmakers.

Direct to Blog Post with a Few Highlights from the Collection

Direct to Digital Collectiton: British Photographs of World War I, 1914 – 1918)
About 1900 images. Some might not be available online.

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