Institute of Contemporary History (Portugal): Digital Archive On The History Of The Portuguese Maimed By War

Institute of Contemporary History (Portugal): Digital Archive On The History Of The Portuguese Maimed By War. “This week saw the launch of the digital archive ‘Os Mutilados da Guerra (1914-1918): reavivar uma memória’ [The War Maimed (1914-1918): Reviving a Memory], which aims to ‘work as a starting point for the study and dissemination of the history of the Portuguese maimed in the First World War’.” The site is in Portuguese but Google Translate worked fine. As you might expect some of these images are very disturbing; I didn’t go past the thumbnails.

Fold3: New British Royal Air Force Records!

Fold3: New British Royal Air Force Records! . “We are pleased to announce a new collection of military records from the United Kingdom. The UK, British Air Force Lists, 1919-1945 contains a list of people who served in the British Royal Air Force between the end of the First and Second World Wars.”

For nation: 330,000 online memorials unlock individual stories of our First World War ANZACs (Mirage News)

Mirage News: For nation: 330,000 online memorials unlock individual stories of our First World War ANZACs. “The individual wartime journeys of over 330,000 Australian men and women who volunteered to serve overseas in the First World War are revealed for the first time in an ambitious family history project launched today…. Australian War Stories by Memories enables descendants to search for a loved one… and receive a free online memorial of their wartime journey: from enlistment, to training, embarkation and beyond.” From the front page it looks like you have to provide information like your name, email, and postcode before you can submit a search.

PR Newswire: Landmarks Illinois publishes WWI Monuments of Illinois Database containing more than 300 memorials of the Great War (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Landmarks Illinois publishes WWI Monuments of Illinois Database containing more than 300 memorials of the Great War (PRESS RELEASE). “In honor of Veterans Day, Landmarks Illinois has published its new online database of historic World War I monuments and memorials in Illinois. The Landmarks Illinois WWI Monuments of Illinois Database currently contains information on 311 monuments and memorials such as doughboy statues, plaques, sculptures and public spaces dedicated to honoring those who served in the Great War. Monuments included in the database are located in 158 different Illinois communities.”

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Battleship Texas Plans and Records Now Online at the State Archives

Texas State Library and Archives Commission: Battleship Texas Plans and Records Now Online at the State Archives. “The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is pleased to announce a major digitization effort that provides online access to more than 3,000 ships plans and records from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) collection documenting the USS battleship, Texas. Also known as BB-35, the dreadnought was commissioned in 1914 and participated in both World War I and World War II, including as flagship during the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. USS Texas went on to become the first memorial battleship in the United States and serves as a national historical landmark.”

Salisbury Journal: The Ogilby Muster First World War online archive set to launch

Salisbury Journal: The Ogilby Muster First World War online archive set to launch. “The Ogilby Muster (TOM) is being launched tomorrow (Wednesday November 3) following a four year project funded by a LIBOR grant from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Salisbury-based Army Museums Ogilby Trust. It is an online platform which provides access to archives held in regimental museums across the UK – preserving the experiences and memories of those who served in the First World War for future generations.”

CNET: New WWI GIFs show the poignant reality of war

CNET: New WWI GIFs show the poignant reality of war. “An extensive new collection of GIFs from the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City could expand the perception of the ubiquitous short clips. The GIFs capture daily life during the First World War, from the tragic to the lighthearted, providing a mesmerizing, easily scannable snapshot the museum hopes will help bring history to a younger, GIF-savvy generation.”

Leeds University Library Blog: New online exhibitions using items from the University of Leeds Archive

Leeds University Library Blog: New online exhibitions using items from the University of Leeds Archive. “Three upcoming online exhibitions explore the diverse subjects represented in the Leeds University Archive. From the history of the campus and its coat of arms to the university’s involvement in the First and Second World Wars, the exhibitions touch on the range of material in the archive which preserves the records of the University of Leeds and its predecessors giving us an insight into past University life.”

Daily Record: Online historical resource for Perthshire’s air force heroes launches

Daily Record: Online historical resource for Perthshire’s air force heroes launches. “A Perthshire author with a love of flying history has put together a database of local folk who served in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and The Royal Air Force (RAF) during both world wars. Ken Bruce is author of ‘Where Sky and Summit Meet: Flight over Perthshire – A History: Tales of Pilots, Airfields, Aeronautical Feats, and War’.”

Fold3: New Records from the Canadian Expeditionary Force!

Fold3: New Records from the Canadian Expeditionary Force!. “The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was the force raised by Canada for service overseas during WWI. Some 620,000 Canadians who enlisted between 1914-1918 served in the CEF. Of those enlistees, about 424,000 went overseas. Most were volunteers, but when recruitment slowed, a conscription law went into effect in 1918. Our new Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1915-1919 collection contains nominal rolls, rosters, war diaries, yearbooks, and unit histories for the CEF.”

Flickr Blog: Welcome the US Navy Bureau of Medicine to the Flickr Commons!

I haven’t gotten to do one of these in a while, so I’m excited! Flickr Blog: Welcome the US Navy Bureau of Medicine to the Flickr Commons!. “Items in this collection include albums and historical photographs of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as naval hospitals, including hospital ships, around the world. The collection also includes modern images of the Navy Medicine corps work to ensure the health and well-being of all beneficiaries.”