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Education and Further Information

Our Partners - The Western Front Association

WFA

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 formation.

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 .

 

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Education

 

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.

The History 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.

The Somme Tourist 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 results. 

The War 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.

 

Further Reading

 

The Gallipoli 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.

Aircrew Remembrance Society is a non-political society dedicated in helping relatives of fallen and missing airmen in the 1939-45 war.

Battle of Arnhem, set up by a Dutch organisation, the Market Garden Foundation, contains a roll of honour and full details of the battle.

Naval-History.net 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 author.

Nga 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 them

Normandie 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 book.

The Wartime 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.

New Zealand Tunnellers is dedicated to the men who served with the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company during the First World War.

The UK 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 on them.

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 liberation.

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 War.

 

 

 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.

Scotland's 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.