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Europeana 1914-1918, a project based at the University of Oxford, hosts a remarkable collection of primary documents relating to World War I, collected by individuals, libraries, and film archives across Europe. On this website, visitors may browse through hundreds of Letters, Diaries, Photographs, World War I Films, Official Documents, and Postcards. Each resource type is further sorted by Subject (Propaganda, Women, Aerial Warfare, etc.) or Front (Italian Front, Home Front, Eastern Front, and Western Front), letting visitors explore the experiences and perspectives of European, American, Australian, and New Zealand soldiers. Each item is annotated and includes a brief description that provides relevant context. The letters and diaries comprise an especially powerful component of this project, allowing modern day readers a glimpse into the daily lives of soldiers. (Note that these sources are digitized - with the exception of a few that need to be ordered - but not translated. However, most non-English sources do include a brief English description). Europeana 1914-1918 welcomes ongoing contributions from individuals to add to their rich collection.
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Date of Scout Publication 2016-08-05
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2016/0805

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