First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Digitised manuscripts and correspondence from the great poets of the First World War.

First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Those studying and teaching the literature and history of World War One will find the wealth of primary source material available via this digital archive fascinating.

The online collection holds manuscripts and correspondence from the acknowledged great First World War poets, including Edmund Blunden; Vera Brittain; Robert Graves; Ivor Gurney; David Jones; Roland Leighton; Wilfred Owen; Isaac Rosenberg; Siegfried Sassoon; and Edward Thomas. This collection also offers the ability to use annotated 'routes' through the available material.

The additional Great War Archive user community provides access to further fascinating secondary sources, including imagery, written sources and recordings pertaining to life at war and on the Home Front.

How can this collection be used in teaching, studying and research?

This collection includes notes and pointers on utilising the archive for varied teaching purposes - for subjects as diverse as Gender Studies, Welsh, History and Media Studies.

Highlights from this collection

The handwritten original of Wilfred Owen’s famous, 'Anthem for Doomed Youth', and Siegfried Sasoon’s, 'The Dug Out', are just two examples of the many manuscripts available to users of this comprehensive and growing digital archive.

The handwritten original of Wilfred Owen’s famous, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”Siegfried Sasoon’s, “The Dug Out”

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