"Eileen Younghusband’s diaries cover a transitional period in her life, beginning with her wartime childhood in Wimbledon and ending as she started her career as a tutor at the London School of Economics. They cover her ambivalent relationship with post-war ‘High Society’, growing interest in politics and issues of social justice, first steps towards social work (through the Whitechapel Care Committee and Bermondsey Princess Club) and education at the LSE, as well as the routine of daily life (particularly with regard to shopping, socialising and travelling)."
"To mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War, 100 documents from the Modern Records Centre's archives were digitised and made available online.
From the soldier on the front line to the imprisoned conscientious objector, the woman worker to the wounded ex-serviceman, the sources provide an insight into the far-reaching effects of four years of 'total war' on Britain and its society."
"This site presents film as a historical source and considers its advantages and disadvantages as evidence for the past. Like all historical sources films must be investigated and evaluated carefully. How far do they present an accurate record of an event and how far do they reflect the views of the film-maker, or indeed, the sponsor of the film?"
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From the British National Archives
"This is a brief guide to researching British government and military records of the First World War. First World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of the information that exists, and where to find it."
"For researchers and family historians, the war diaries contain a wealth of information of far greater interest than the army could ever have predicted. They provide unrivalled insight into daily events on the front line, and are full of fascinating detail about the decisions that were made and the activities that resulted from them. War diaries are still kept by the armed services to this day, and historical war diaries such as these are still referred to."
Our Wonderful Wounded
King George V and Queen Mary pay a visit to convalescent WWI soldiers at Bath in this Topical Budget newsreel.
Provided by the British Film Institute
Book Sources: England/U.K. WWI
A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
Click the title for location and availability information.
Part II, From the First to the Second World War. Series F, Europe, 1919-1939
v. 1-3. Central Europe -- v. 4-9. Italy and south-eastern Europe -- v. 10-15. Southern Europe, Italy, Balkan States and Danubian States --v. 16-23. France -- v. 24. Portugal -- v. 25-27. Spain -- v. 28. The Netherlands -- v. 29-30. Belgium and Luxemburg -- v. 31-50. Germany -- v. 51-58. Poland -- v. 59-67. Scandinavia and Baltic States.
"... an account of the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. It is also a memoir of the soldier known as “Lawrence of Arabia.” Lawrence was a fascinating and controversial figure whose talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of this, his masterpiece. "