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Military Resources: World War I

NARA Resources

American Film Propaganda in Revolutionary Russia
An article by James D. Startt that appeared in NARA's publication, Prologue, Fall 1998.

The Great War: World War I and the American Century
An article by James Kratsas from the NARA publication, The Record, September 1998.

Photographs of the 369th Infantry and African Americans during World War I
A 'Teaching with Documents' lesson that details the role played by African Americans in World War I.

Sow the Seeds of Victory!
A 'Teaching with Documents' lesson plan discussing the distribution of food by the U.S. government during World War I. Included are several food-related propaganda posters from the war.

They Answered the Call: Military Service in the U.S. Army during World War I, 1917-1919
An article by Mitchell Yockelson from NARA's publication, Prologue, Fall 1998, Vol. 30, no. 3.

World War I Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimages
An article by Constance Potter from the NARA publication, Prologue, Summer 1999.

Other Resources

The Aerodrome: Aces and Aircraft of World War I
Biographical information about the pilots who flew in the Great War, as well as information about the planes they flew and the medals they received.

African-Americans in Military History: World War I
From the Air University Library, a bibliography of the contributions of African-Americans in World War I.

American Experience: Woodrow Wilson
Sponsored by the Public Broadcasting Service, this site includes a good history of the accomplishments of the Wilson administration and a section on Wilson's role in World War I.

American Leaders Speak
Library of Congress site containing sound recordings from World War I and the 1920 election.

American Posters of World War One
From the collection of Roger N. Mohovich, at the Special Collections Department at Georgetown University, this site offers thumbnail links to the posters, as well as some introductory material on their background.

Art and Camouflage: An Annotated Bibliography
"This bibliography is a selected list of books, exhibition catalogs and articles that provide information on the contributions of artists to modern studies of camouflage, both biological and military." Roy Behrens, compiler.
Intended as basic overview of the First World War, this interactive site includes vintage songs from the era, clips of speeches, personal memoirs, and more.

The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century
As the official site for the PBS documentary on World War I, this site provides online synopses of each episode, an interactive World War I timeline, a book list, an interactive gallery with maps and locations of the Great War, and a collection of interviews with prominent historians that deal with varied aspects of World War I.

Photos of the Great War
"Photos of The Great War is an 'imagebase' dedicated to the study of World War I. Its mission is to provide photos to historians, authors, students, families of veterans, or anyone with an interest in The Great War. More than this, however, it is a tribute to the millions of souls whose lives were lost or irreversably altered by this terrible conflict."

Trenches on the Web
This 'Internet history of the Great War' includes posters, weaponry, maps, songs, and photographs, and is one of the largest collections of information pertaining to World War I on the web.

Versailles Treaty
This site, constructed by the History Department at the University of San Diego, has the entire Versailles Treaty online in one file. It also contains a collection of political cartoons from the era dealing with the treaty and a series of chronologies that give a good overview of significant World War I events.

What are we fighting for over there?
This site uses the Library of Congress' American Memory collections to teach students about World War I.

Woodrow Wilson: Prophet of Peace
Established by the National Park Service's 'Teaching with Historical Places' program, this site focuses on Woodrow Wilson and his steps toward ending World War I.

World War I, 1914-1918
This site is an informational directory of valuable World War I educational websites.

World War I: Digital Library
Links to internet sites about World War I.

World War I Document Archive
"This archive of primary documents from the Great War period is international in focus. The intention is to present in one location both primary and relevant secondary documents between 1890-1930."

World War I Maps
Compiled by Glenda Armstrong and Terry Kiss at the Air University Library.

World War I Service Cards Database
Database of over 145,000 service cards of Army and Marine soldiers from Missouri between 1917 and 1919.

World War I: Trenches on the Web
This 'ambitious, well-illustrated site' has some intriguing features. According to Choice, the features include biographies, timeline, maps (including trench maps), and photographs.