New features and First World War History topics

The Allied Victory Medal - The British medal depicts the figure of Victory and has ‘The Great War for Civilisation’ inscribed on the reverse. The ribbon consists of a double rainbow with red at the centre.

The Allied Victory Medal. This particular medal belonged to Private A Tattersall, and is now held in IWM’s collections. Image © IWM (OMD 6493)

This week we have added a number of exciting new features to Lives of the First World War which will allow you to explore the Life Stories that interest you in even greater depth.

History guides: medals

Do you have a relative’s First World War medals in your collection and wonder what they mean? Or maybe you’ve used Lives of the First World War to discover which medals a person received, and now you want to find out more about it.air max all black

Our first history guide on medals, which we added to the site today, gives you information on what each medal means, giving you clues as to where a relative might have served, and what they did during the First World War.

We’ll be regularly adding more history guides to the site which will help give more context to the conflict.

Who else is remembering your Life Stories?

As many of you requested it, you can now see who else is remembering someone on Lives of the First World War, by clicking on the number next to the Remember button. Can’t see anyone else remembering a Life Story page? Why not be the first?new balance rose

Got a suggestion of another feature you’d like to see on Lives of the First World War? Post your ideas in our support forum.

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