exists a plethora of websites about the First World War, many of which
contain useful information. The websites listed below, however, contain
resources of particular use to schools. All links open in a new window.
A site created in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum. It focuses
on true stories to illustrate various aspects of life during the First
An excellent source of information and background material on the First
A page containing details of resources useful to schools relating to
the First World War. The site also contains information and material
relating to key events in the Great War.
A site created by Michael Duffy which contains a wealth of material
about the First World War. Practically no aspect is left uncovered!
A detailed exhibition on the First World War from the National Archives.
It looks at the war itself, life at home, service records and the aftermath
of the conflict. It uses documents from the National Archives and the
Imperial War Museum.
An informative site looking at the causes, events and people who were
caught up in the conflict.
A Learning Curve exhibition on the Great War looking at various topics
of debate, for example, the effectiveness of the generals, why was it
hard to make peace and trench life.
The Battle of the Somme
The Spartacus entry for the Battle of the Somme. As always, full of
A wonderful resource looking at the Battle itself but usefully featuring
a number of personal accounts.
Features useful commentaries by John Keegan and Peter Simkins on the
Battle of the Somme.
Focuses on the experience of Alan Seegar, an American serving in the
French Army who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
A news article from the BBC about the commemorations for the 90th anniversary
of the Battle of the Somme.