background preloader

World War One

Facebook Twitter

Online resources about the First World War from around the world but with a dominant New Zealand perspective - images, articles, websites, videos and databases

First World War - NZ. Te Ara - New Zealand. Origins The First World War was caused by the destabilisation of the balance of power in Europe due to the rise of Germany.

Te Ara - New Zealand

New Zealand WWI Photographs. Voices Against War · NZ. Digital Collection - NZ. You are here: Home > Digital Collection > Wars & conflict Heritage Digital Collection Home The Canterbury Aviation (N.Z.)

Digital Collection - NZ

Co.: the first hundred pilots A brief history by Henry Wigram recounting the beginnings of the Canterbury Aviation Company. The Canterbury (New Zealand) Aviation Co. Film: Troops departing NZ. New Zealand. Heritage Images - Auckland Libraries. War Film - DigitalNZ. Anzac Day - New Zealand. NZ WWI Deaths by Date. Te Papa - New Zealand. WW100 New Zealand. A selection of sites and sources for learning about the history of the First World War from a New Zealand perspective, and the role your family members might have played in it.

WW100 New Zealand

Soldiers inside the YMCA library in Beauvois, France. Ref: 1/2-013635-G. Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Starting Places Use these websites to start your learning journey. Anzac Day Collection. This documentary gave NZ viewers, for the first time, a Turkish view of the Gallipoli story.

Anzac Day Collection

Produced for TVNZ and Turkish TV, it focuses on four young people, two Turks and two New Zealanders, descended from Gallipoli veterans, as they explore the grim reality of their ancestors’ experience. Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes before a tohu (sign) brings them back to reality. Directed by Oscar-nominated Taika Waititi it won international acclaim: honourable mention at Sundance and a special jury prize at Berlin. The story of the New Zealand Army's (28th) Māori Battalion, this Tainui Stephens documentary tells the stories of five men who served with the unit. Auckland War Memorial Museum. Archives NZ Service Records. The Gallipoli Association. Recreating Gallipoli in Minecraft. As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is making use of the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915.

Recreating Gallipoli in Minecraft

Minecraft® is an award-winning game that encourages creativity and adventure. It allows game players to break and place blocks working together to create virtual structures, landscapes, and worlds. 2014 saw Auckland Museum team up with Media Design School, Alfriston College and some select Minecraft builders to recreate Gallipoli as it was during the First World War. They have been creating a reusable learning resource so that Kiwis of all ages can learn more about this important part of our history. Referencing collection material student builders have recreated the landscape brick by brick. Join our WWI Minecraft world to get the chance to: Gallipoli and the Anzacs - Australia. Passchendaele Society. BBC History - England.

The British Library. WWI Battlefields. The Long, Long Trail - UK. European stories & official histories. Remembering WW1 - 100 years on. WW1 Documentary - Catastrophe. National Library of Australia. First World War. War and Indentity - Australia. WWI - Library of Congress, USA. Compiled by Kenneth Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings.

WWI - Library of Congress, USA

This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on World War I and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers. A Multimedia History. Lives of the First World War - UK. WWI UK National Archives. UK Children During WWI. 31 March 2014Last updated at 12:40 Continue reading the main story Old pennies Most children had a money box for pocket money.

UK Children During WWI

Usually it was 'coppers' - pennies and half-pennies. A silver sixpence was a treat. Babies slept in wooden cots, with rails. In big families, with few bedrooms, children often had to share bedrooms - and beds. More homes had electric light. Most children wore smaller versions of grownup clothes. A girl with a wooden toy Popular toys were dolls, teddies, zoo and farm animals, toy soldiers (metal not plastic), and wind-up toy trains and cars. Tiger Tim makes a phone call Related stories Toys and games find out what children played with during World War One Teachers' notes Teachers' notes and classroom ideas looking at a typical child's bedroom.

Australian War Memorial. Anzac Diversity Collection Anzac Diversity is a collection of case studies exploring the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

Australian War Memorial

The Great War - USA. 100 Stories. First World War Centenary. Commonwealth War Dead Visualised. First War War Poetry. The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

First War War Poetry

The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life.