New WW1 database
The Trench journals and unit magazines of the First World War are a unique source of information on the serviceman and woman’s experience of the war. These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation, including Australia, New Zealand, India, Britain, America and Canada. They contain the many voices of hundreds of thousands of men and women writing from every facet of the war.
Accounts and memoirs of a more individual history of the war and the unit’s part in it feature prominently in many journals. The journals provided an outlet for literary or creative expression and contain a vast and previously unrecognised corpus of war poetry.
This collection contains over 1,500 trench journal titles sourced from leading archives including the Imperial War Museums and The British Library.