Tag Archives: Life stories

Volunteering for Lives of the First World War

With over 100,000 members and more than 7.6 million Life Stories, Lives of the First World War continues to thrive during the centenary period. To support the IWM team, a group of 16 dedicated Volunteers offer both their time and expertise to help shape … Continue reading

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New records – Royal Naval Officers

There are 18,000 new records for Royal Navy Officers now available on Lives of the First World War. This rich record set provides details about various aspects of an individual’s military life, from the ships that they served in to training … 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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6 fantastic features of Lives of the First World War

With only a mere six days to go until the launch of Lives of the First World War, we thought we’d highlight six of the fantastic features on the platform that can help you with your research, or help you … Continue reading

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Medical advancements in the First World War

Alongside the horrors of trench warfare, the First World War led to advancements in medicine and surgery. Did anyone in your family receive groundbreaking treatment? Private Denis Bailie was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment when he … 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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