Winter 2011

The History Place. Check out the links at the bottom of the page for more WW II sources. This timeline is for years 1939-1945, with links to additional information

BBC: World War I in depth
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century The companion website to the PBS documentary explores World War I with an interactive timeline, maps, interviews of historians, and summaries of episodes.

The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School. PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS indexed and organized by the Yale Law School

The Great War Society's Learning and Research Center Provides links about World War I that are excellent for doing research.

The Versailles Treaty: June 28, 1919
This site lists all the articles of the treaty
This site gives an explanation of the different parts of the treaty

Explore the countries that participated in World War I and the major battles that took place,

World War I  Document Archive.   You can find a lot of primary sources about World War I here.

World War I: Trenches on the Web Contains biographies, maps, posters, timelines, and more about World War I.

Library of Congress. Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II Eight short biographies of women photographers.

The November Revolution
The Bolshevik "Coup d'Etat" November 7, 1917

President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points

Age of Hope (PBS)
This PBS site includes interesting first-hand accounts of life in the early 20th century

HELLFIRE CORNER - The Great War: 1914 - 1918
Informative English perspective on WWI battles

David Lloyd George
David Lloyd George became the British Prime Minister at the height of WWI and held that office until 1922. This online exhibition commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of his death and focuses on both public and private aspects of his life.

Eyewitness to History: World War One
Commercial site that features eyewitness accounts of a few key WWI events, such as the assassination of Francis Ferdinand and a German U-Boat attack.

The Great War (Pitt)
Has a detailed list of WWI-related Web sites and literary accounts of the war

Influenza 1918 (PBS)
This site focuses on the disastrous influenza outbreak in America and features an interactive map, primary documents, and more.

The influenza epidemic of 1918.  World War I claimed an estimated 16 million lives. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people.

The AeroDrome: Aces and Aircraft of WW I

The Great War and the new Era. The U.S. National Archives. photos of the WWI era.

Northwestern University Library. The Government Publications Department at Northwestern University Library has a comprehensive collection of over 300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945. The visuals include Sugar ration coupons, Victory Stamps, Propaganda posters, etc.

League of Nations Home Page Contains a photographic archive of the League of Nations with photos of people, assemblies, councils, and more; also includes a brief history and timeline.

World War I posters

Database Resources:
eLibrary (Use the “databases” button found at the top of this page)


To find WW II information, go to a good search engine such as or Type in WWII in the search field. Type a space and then a plus sign (+) and the term you are looking for. EX.: WWII +airplanes or WWII +propaganda