Our Partners - The Western Front Association
We are now working very closely with the Western Front
Association (WFA), whose knowledge and expertise of the Western
Front during the First World War has enabled us better understand
the the tragic circumstances that led to the Commission's
The Western Front Association was formed in 1980 with the aim of
furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918. They hope to
perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all
sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their
own countries during The Great War.
To find out more about The Western Front Association or become a
member please visit www.westernfrontassociation.com
Please visit our education pages to
view all of the education resources that we offer, or see below for
information and initiatives for young people and students of all
ages and further reading for those who wish to research further
into the history of two world wars.
Information on the
Second World War in Northern Ireland.
Channel's website provides
articles from well known historians as well as links to other
websites within the history community. The History Classroom, with
materials provided by History Review magazine, provides research
and study support materials for teachers, and multi-media links to
help GCSE and A-level history student.
Board provides information
on visiting the Somme Battlefields.
The North East War
Memorials Project is intended to
assist the public, local history groups and schools to learn about
and research their neighbourhood War Memorials, and record the
Memorials Trust is the national charity dedicated to the
protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. The Trust
has developed its Learning Programme to teach young people, the
next generation of war memorial custodians, about the history and
significance of war memorials.
The New Zealand Government has developed WW100
New Zealand, an official programme to mark the First World War
Centenary from 2014 to 2018.
Hungry for History is a
collaborative venture for all UK schools. It aims to instil a love
of history in children of all ages and to encourage renewed passion
for the learning of the subject that is the greatest teacher of us
all. The campaign takes its inspiration from the major approaching
anniversaries of the First World War, World War II and the Battle
of Waterloo amongst others.
Association studys and helps preserve the Gallipoli campaign
with a vast membership and experts on Gallipoli and a deep interest
in the battlefield and cemeteries there.
Remembrance Society is a non-political
society dedicated in helping relatives of fallen and missing airmen
in the 1939-45 war.
Arnhem, set up by a Dutch
organisation, the Market Garden Foundation, contains a roll of
honour and full details of the battle.
is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to know
more about the Royal Navy in times of war. Comprehensive guide
to twentieth century naval history by a published naval
Toa meaning "Many
Warriors" in the Maori language is a project dedicated to
preserving the oral histories of New Zealand's last remaining World
War II veterans. To date, over 150 interviews have been compiled in
the Nga Toa video archive.
The Roll of
Honour is a website
dedicated to UK memorials and those commemorated on
Memoire is a very useful
website with historical data on the Normandy campaign, current
events and visitor information.
Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Books of
Remembrance - Two commemorative
books containing the names of people whose lives were lost at War
are on display at the Spring Garden Road Memorial Library. Each
November, a new page is turned in each
News is a quarterly
publication featuring personal reminiscences of the Second World
War, many being published for the first time. Events that made news
headlines over 65 years ago are being told today and are timely
reminders of the tremendous struggle to overthrow the Nazi
domination of Europe.
Tunnellers is dedicated to
the men who served with the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling
Company during the First World War.
National Inventory of War Memorials (UKNIWM) is an archive at
the Imperial War Museum and holds details of war memorials in the
UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The archive has a searchable
online database of information about over 60,000 war memorials,
including their location, type, history and the names commemorated
The Hong Kong War Diary is a
project that documents the 1941 defence of Hong Kong, the
defenders, their families and the fates of all until
Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery commemorates 944
members of the Allied Armed Forces killed in the Dieppe
Raid of 1942, of whom 707 are Canadian. The cemetery is unique
in that it was created by the occupying Germans after the failed
raid left many bodies trapped behind enemy lines.
Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books - Just about everything you need to
know. Where the battlefields are, how to get there and where you
might stay. Where the memorials, museums, cemeteries, bunkers,
trench lines … etc are.
Forgotten Heroes 14
-19 is a foundation that provides professional art
exhibition platforms and is dedicated to stage independent Tier 1
curated exhibitions around The Great War. The Foundation's projects
aim to identify, promote and celebrate a particular community's
cultural identity and commemorate its past in relation to The Great
2014 -- 2018
First World War
Centenary 1914.org will highlight centenary
events and resources from across the globe as 2014 marks 100 years
since the outbreak of the First World War. This site has just begun
and will develop as centenary preparations gather pace.
In honour of the centenary of the First World War, Calais City Council has
published online, the birth, wedding and death certificates of
foreign civilians and soldiers in Calais, during the First World
War, this project by the University of Edinburgh's Centre
for the Study of Modern Conflict has been working with libraries,
schools and community groups to ensure that the story of Scotland's
contribution to the Great War is not forgotten.
The partnership was strengthened when The Scottish
Military Research Group and the National Library of Scotland
became partners. They have a very active
programme, carrying out WW1 archival and document searches, to
produce a unique history of the people and institutions of Scotland
during the war years of 1914 to 1918.