FIRST WORLD WAR

Foreword by Dan Snow

The First World War was a military, political, economic and human catastrophe which destroyed millions of lives and fundamentally altered the course of human history. It tore up the map of Europe and toppled ancient empires. It left chaos in its wake, revolutions, civil wars, ethnic cleansing and bitterness which meant that the legacy of the war extended far beyond the ends of formal hostilities in 1918… SEE MORE

 

FIRST WORLD WAR TOPIC AREAS

Country & Regional Profiles


Learn more about different countries and territories involved in the First World War and how it impacted their communities.

this type of scene was reality for people who were in the war zones. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1276)

this type of scene was reality for people who were in the war zones. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1276)

People Profiles


People of all ages, genders, and social groups, had a role to play in the war find out more

Meet spy Marthe Cnockaert. www.firstworldwarwomen.co.uk

Meet spy Marthe Cnockaert. www.firstworldwarwomen.co.uk


Warfare

Many new and different strategies were employed during the First World War, find out more

Many battles were fought in the skies. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 3071)

Many battles were fought in the skies. © IWM (Art.IWM ART 3071)

Living Through Conflict

Life wasn’t easy for people during the war, both on the front lines and at home, find out more

Life in factories was tough during the war © IWM (Art.IWM ART 2852)

Life in factories was tough during the war © IWM (Art.IWM ART 2852)


Commemoration and Legacy

After the First World War was over, many families and communities lost important people, but there were ways to celebrate and remember them. Find out more

The commonwealth war graves commission tireless works to remember those who served

The commonwealth war graves commission tireless works to remember those who served

Artistic Responses to Conflict

One of the ways that humans process emotions is through art. There were many different types and styles of art responding to the war, find out more

Kathe Kollwitz, the survivors, 1923

Kathe Kollwitz, the survivors, 1923


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