It was supposed to be the war to end all war. For over four years World War I raged on, leaving in its wake a toll of death and destruction such as the world had never seen. These are the images of that time, an eternal testament to all those whose lives were lost or forever altered by The Great War.
This archive of primary documents from World War One has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List (WWI-L). International in focus, the archive intends to present in one location primary documents concerning the Great War.
See how the war started, why it continued, how the Allies won and its impact on people's lives across the globe. Walk through a recreated trench with a Sopwith Camel plane swooping low overhead as a Mark IV Tank looms above you. Explore the war at sea and campaigns in the Middle East, Africa, Gallipoli and the Western Front.
From sentry duty to sports days find out about all aspects of life at the front.