In honor of the 100th anniversary of the First World War...

photograph of poppies in bloom in Flanders

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, it's no coincidence that many new, fascinating digitized collections of primary source materials relating to the war have recently become available. The IUB Libraries have just acquired two modules of a significant collection from Adam Matthew Publications, The First World War: Personal Experiences and The First World War: Propaganda and Recruitment. Rich in manuscript and visual materials, these collections open a window onto the lives of the millions of people who were involved in what was then the most catastrophic armed conflict ever to occur.

Materials in the collections come from nearly two dozen libraries, archives and museums in the UK, Canada, New Zealand, the US, Germany and Belgium.

Take a look and let us know what you think!