World War 1

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Here is their spirit, in the heart of the land they loved; and here we guard the record which they themselves made.

Charles Bean, 1948

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.<;


This is an amazing catalogue of the world’s public photography archives. Try it – search for ‘World War 1’ and see what it has to show you – often the photographs are annotated with considerable detail.

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The First World War section contains excerpts from a wide variety of film sources. Titles include ‘The First World War in Cartoons’ ‘Troops Head to the Docks’ ‘Red Cross Charity Bazaar’ and more.