Education

Visit our education pages to view all of the education resources we offer, or see below for information and initiatives for young people and students of all ages and additional reading for those who wish to further research the history of the two world wars.

Information on the Second World War in Northern Ireland.

The Somme Tourist Board provides information on visiting the Somme Battlefields.

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.

Further Reading

Naval-History.net is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to know more about the Royal Navy in times of war. It’s a comprehensive guide to twentieth century naval history by a published naval author.

The Roll of Honour is a website dedicated to UK memorials and those commemorated on them

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 are detailed modern guide books to the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars. They include information such as where the battlefields are, how to get there and where you might stay.  

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.

Scotland's War is a project by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict which has been working with libraries, schools and community groups to ensure 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.