First World War

Laurier Library provides access to two collections within this resource:  "Personal Experience" and "Propaganda and Recruitment".  

  • "Personal Experience" is a collection of primary source documents from around the world focused on giving insight into the lives and experiences of men and women during the First World War.  Document types include diaries, journals, letters, trench literature, postcards, scrapbooks, photographs (from the time period and of items from the time period), sheet music, cartoons, posters and maps.
  • "Propaganda and Recruitment" provides access to primary source content aimed at illustrating the use and practices of propaganda and recruitment, including morale, various forms of propaganda, censorship, impact of mutinies, and the issue of dissension.  Document types include posters, postcards, diaries, cartoons, photographs, pamphlets, instructions, newspaper extracts, reports, and legal and government documents.

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