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Letters, Correspondences and Speeches
The following are resources available in Van Pelt Library. Clicking on the links will take you to the item's catalog record in Franklin.
Prisoner of War Data from the ICRC
WWI Personal Narratives
A subject search in Franklin: World War 1914-1918 -- Personal Narratives brings up over 500 records. Limit by language, or sort by older or more recent publcation.
Commitment and Sacrifice: Personal Diaries from the Great War by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. D640.A2 C65 2015 and Online
Publication Date: 2015
Five previously unpublished diaries of five participants in the First World War and a republication of a sixth that address the war on the Western front and the Mediterranean, as well as behind the lines on the home front: a British sapper who dug tunnels beneath the trenches of the Western Front; a French infantry officer; an American volunteer ambulance driver ; a German businessman caught in England upon the war's outbreak and interned there for the duration; a New Zealand artilleryman; and a German machine gunner, captured and held as a prisoner of war.
Hidden Stories of the First World War by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. D640.A2 S86 2014
Publication Date: 2014
This work collects 32 stories that tell the experiences of ordinary people during the war. Illustrated with photos, memorabilia, and maps.
The Backwash of War by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. D640 .L2 2019.
Publication Date: 2019-
"We are witnessing a phase in the evolution of humanity, a phase called War--and the slow, onward progress stirs up the slime in the shallows, and this is the Backwash of War. It is very ugly."--Ellen N. La Motte In September 1916.
Art and the First World War
Subject keywor search for World War 1914-1918 Art, brings works that collect and analyze the artwork from the war. Much of the war was documented by artists in the field.
Lest We Forget by
Call Number: Fine Arts Library. D522 .P757 2018
Publication Date: 2018
The story of WWI is told through the art -- including posters from nations involved in the conflict-
Art and the Great War by Eugene Gallatin , 1919includes 100 works of art, Read this book at the HathiTrust
A Selection of Representative Books at Van Pelt
Commemorative Spaces of the First World War by
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. D521 .C66 2018
Publication Date: 2017
This volume explores how commemoration is connected to spatial elements of national identity, and processes of heritage and belonging.
Essays on World War I by
Call Number: D550 .E883 2012
Publication Date: 2012-07-31
In this collection the essays are the longer versions of the presentations that were read at the Florida and Gulf Coast Chapter Seminar of the World War One Historical Association. Most of the papers presented at the seminar examined some aspects of the eastern front.
Personal Perspectives by
Call Number: D521 .P426 2006
Publication Date: 2005-12-12
This captivating collection of first-hand accounts brings to life the "War to End All Wars."
Sculpting Doughboys by
Call Number: LIBRA. NA9330.U6 W56 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Redressing the neglect of World War I memorials in art history scholarship and memory studies, Sculpting Doughboys considers the hundreds of sculptures of American soldiers that dominated the nation's sculptural commemorative landscape after World War I.
World War I in Cartoons by
Call Number: D526 .B79 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
Following on from the success of his 'World War II in Cartoons', the author again examines cartoons from both sides of the conflict and skilfully blends them with text to produce this significant visual history of the First World War.