The First World War: Personal Experiences

The First World War: Personal Experiences – Revealing the voices and experiences of the men and women who served on various sides in the First World War, this rich collection gives you a unique and personal insight into the Great War through subject areas such as daily life and routines in the army and auxiliary service,  battles and warfare, food and supplies, death and thoughts on the enemy. The database contains digital images of a wide range of original documents such as letters and postcards, journals, sheet music, photographs and scrapbooks and albums, along with interactive maps and other resources such as a digitised artifacts collection.

Good news! The latest update to Mass Observation Online has added a further 200,000 pages to the resource, bringing the total to around half a million pages of unique material for the study of Britain, 1937-1955. Update includes the Worktown collection, diaries, smoking and drinking habits and much more!

Interested? You should also check out Eighteenth Century Journals IV –  newspapers and periodicals 1709-1820 sourced from Chetham’s Library, Manchester and the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds. A great source of information on the industrial revolution, philosophy and religion, government and politics and more.

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