World War I Primary Sources

I few months ago, at the request of Social Studies teachers at the Academy, I put together a collection of primary sources from the First World War. Most of the collection is made up of excerpts from letters and diaries written during the war by those who witnessed the battles and civilian reactions to the conflict, often from the front lines.

World War I: A Collection of Sources From The First World War

The presentation is in the form of a blog — the first post is dated August 1, 1914 as France mobilizes for the advancing German threat. The final post, September 1, 1918, is written by a journalist who died the next day from wounds received in battle.

For more information on World War I, visit 1914-1918: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century at PBS.

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