Tag Archives: IWM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

2015 has been another important year for Lives of the First World War. Together we marked key centenary anniversaries, including the Gallipoli campaign, the Battle of Loos and the death of Edith Cavell. We have welcomed over 30,000 new members, … Continue reading

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Royal Flying Corp and RAF Records added to Lives of the First World War

  Yesterday at IWM Duxford we announced records for the Royal Flying Corp (RFC) and Royal Air Force (RAF) have now been added to Lives of the First World War. This November, we need your help to remember those who … Continue reading

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Remember Private James Ernest Beaney

Today, Friday 7 November, the BBC has unveiled an iconic digital photo First World War mosaic, created in partnership with IWM. In our latest blog post we take a look at the life story behind the main image of Private James Beaney. … Continue reading

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5 steps: Connecting images from The Illustrated First World War

The Illustrated London News’ new website ‘The Illustrated First World War’ launched on the 1 August 2014. In this guest blog post, ILN’s Patrick Wingrove talks you through how to search for incredible images on the site and connect them … Continue reading

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The Great War: The People’s Story

Starting this Sunday New ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story will tell the First World War experiences of ordinary people in their own words. Find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to learn more about the … Continue reading

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IWM London re-opens 19 July

With IWM London re-opening to the public this weekend, find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to enrich your visit. IWM London tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. On 19 … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: a message from the King

Today on our series showcasing fascinating and moving letters members of the public have added to Lives of the First World War, a letter from Buckingham Palace. Private Thomas Maher joined up with the Manchester Regiment in 1914, as a young … Continue reading

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International Museums Day: 4 Life Stories

This weekend it’s International Museums Day, and the theme is ‘collections make connections’. Here are four Life Stories on Lives of the First World War that link to objects in IWM’s collections and exhibitions. Do you know anything you could … Continue reading

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Top 10 tips for digitising paper, photographs and books

When Lives of the First World War launches on 12 May you’ll be able to upload digital images of items from your collection, including photographs, letters and diary pages. Here are 10 tips from IWM Conservator Tina Kelly for digitising paper objects … Continue reading

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Researching the stories behind From Street to Trench

In our first guest blog, IWM’s Charlotte Czyzyk writes about researching the life stories behind the brand new From Street to Trench exhibition. For the past year, I have worked as a Researcher on the special exhibition From Street to Trench: A … Continue reading

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