The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
This (free, publicly available) website should prove an excellent resource for a student of First World War poetry. As the screenshot above shows, the site contains not only information about poems and their authors, but contemporary audio, video and popular culture materials. One could get lost in here, but in a good way.

The creators' description of the site:

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life.

Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired.

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