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WW1 commemorations

The First World War was one of the most significant events of the modern era and its consequences still shape the world we live in today. Between August 3rd 1914 and the armistice on November 11th 1918, more than 8 million men and women of Britain and its Empire took part in this war to end all wars. Nearly 1 million of them died and 2 million were wounded.

As well as the effects on individuals who served and their families, the war resulted in major political and geographical changes, including the Russian revolution and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Turkish empires, drastically re-drawing the map of Europe. In Britain, the war led to the erosion of many social divisions and the extension of the right to vote to millions of women.

On this page you will find links to our partner Museum Services in Hull and North Lincolnshire, as well as to other useful online resources.

This year (2016) there are exhibitions and events aimed at commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Further information is in the following downloadable flyer.

Somme exhibition and events (pdf 2.17Mb opens in new window)

For information on our partner museums services use the following links:

Hull Museums (external website)

North Lincolnshire Museums (external website)

For resources and information on other WW1 projects go to the Imperial War Museum website:

Imperial War Museum (external website)

The British Library also has extensive resources available, including letters, photos, poetry and interviews, which can be accessed using the following link:

British Library WW1 resources (external website)