Europeana 1914-1918 is an initiative that is building a unique European collection of family
histories and primary source documents to tell the story of a generation who experienced the First
World War in the theatres of war and at home. The archive contains items digitized from personal
collections throughout Europe though a number of online and face-to-face public engagement
activities, including online contribution, family history roadshows, outreach to schools and
reminiscence work. To date the initiative has gathered over 5000 stories and 60,000 documents
previously hidden from researchers and the wider public. Visitors to the site can search for items
relating to particular themes, regiments, places and military engagements. Its multinational
approach means its is possible to discover items that tell the story of experience across nationalities.
Throughout 2014 individuals and organisations are being invited to contribute their own digital items and
stories to the archive through its website.
The image with this post is an example of the type of resource available through the website – An oil painting from the Imperial War Museum of The Ladies’ Army Remount Depôt, Russley Park, Wiltshire, 1918 (Art.IWM ART 3094)