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The real history of the people's war
Magazines from every type of unit
A library of "lost voices"

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Rare magazines published by service personnel of the First World War are now searchable online in Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War, providing scholars with a unique resource from which to research alternative perspectives on the conflict.

Published by every type of military and support service unit, from every involved nation, trench journals were a means of expression through which men and women engaged in all aspects of World War I could share their thoughts and experiences. By making these magazine discoverable online, Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War opens up new opportunities for research in multiple fields: literature, history, war studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Over 1,500 periodicals, drawn from the holdings of major libraries and research collections, including the Imperial War Museums and the British Library, make this resource the most comprehensive collection of trench journals available to scholars anywhere in one place. Take a “museum tour” via the Trench Journals Digital Gallery.

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Advances early twentieth-century research

Touching on all aspects of life and culture pre-1919, the "lost voices" contained in the trench journals provide alternative perspectives to counter official histories.

Supports multiple disciplines

From poetry and literature to history, war studies, cultural studies, and gender studies, these fascinating primary sources make a good investment for libraries looking for interdisciplinary coverage.

Saves researchers time and travel budget

Complete runs of journals from disparate sources are brought together, allowing uninterrupted access to over 1500 magazines, either to browse or precision search for editorials, advertisements, poetry, cartoons and illustrations, photographs, and obituaries.

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With intense research interest in the First World War, this rare and unique collection makes a pertinent and high profile acquisition for your library.

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