Europeana 1914-1918: A new website that brings all sides of World War One together

Europeana 1914-1918: A new website that brings all sides of World War One together launches in Berlin, featuring 10,000 items from the British Library’s collections 

www.europeana1914-1918.eu

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in Germany, Monika Grütters, today launched Europeana 1914-1918, an online resource that opens up hidden stories of the First World War and shows the tragedy that shaped Europe from different sides of the conflict.

Europeana 1914-1918 is the most important pan-European collection of original First World War source material. It is the result of three years of work by 20 European countries and will include:

§  400,000 rare documents digitised by 10 state libraries in Europe

§  660 hours of unique film material digitised by audiovisual archives

§  the personal papers and memorabilia of some 8,000 people involved in the war, held by their families and digitised at special events in 12 countries

European Film Gateway 1914 is a partnership of 26 institutions. A unique body of work, featuring not only all of the phases and locations of War but also all genres from propaganda to anti-war films, has been contributed by 21 film archives. Over 660 hours of film and 5,500 film-related documents have been digitised. The project has been co-ordinated by the Deutsches Filminstitut in Frankfurt.

Source: British Library

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