Useful resources from around the web

We will regularly look to collate any useful resources related to the First World War from around the web. Here are just a few of the sites that we’ve been exploring lately.

Supporting troops of the 1st Australian Division walking on a duckboard track near Hooge, in the Ypres Sector. Photographer: Frank Hurley Source: Australian War Memorial

The Great War: Memory, Perceptions and 10 Contested Questions on Radio National

Radio National recently ran an interesting weekend event exploring the First World War in the context of ten important questions. The Great War: Memory, Perceptions and 10 Contested Questions includes 10 hours of audio featuring historians, journalists and academics.


40 maps that explain World War 1 on Vox

Vox is a site well known for their in depth explainers of complex issues. The piece 40 maps that explain World War 1 doesn’t quite match the promise of the title, but it’s still a useful resource for exploring the geography and chronology of the conflict.  This video showing Europe’s changing borders is also worth a quick look.


A global guide to the first world war – interactive documentary

The Guardian’s interactive documentary is not only rich in content, but also shows the way that digital storytelling can be used in an historical context. It includes perspectives from historians and mixes audio, video, and letters from the front to explore the impact of the war. (Warning: The site does contain some graphic material).