First World War


The 11th of November 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the singing of the Armistice between the Allies and Germany, bringing an end to the First World War.

The 4th August 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. What did your ancestors do during the First World War? How were the communities of the North East affected? There are lots of community events and activities commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, that you can get involved in.

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Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project
- A community heritage project based on the wartime experiences of a North East UK riverside community.

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Wounded Soldiers and War Time Nurses, 1917

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Tynemouth Castle 12th September 1917

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"This Fell Beside our House"

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Zeppelin Visit to Blyth, 14th April 1915
- BBC audio: "When German Naval Airship Zeppelin L9 appeared over Blyth on the evening of 14 April 1915, it was only the second time bombs had been dropped on England ...

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Otterburn, Northumberland: Practice Trenches
- BBC Audio: "High on the moor in the heart of the Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland are some of Britain’s best preserved World War One trenches....Hundreds of trenches ...

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North East War Memorials Project
- The Website includes a database which you can search for names or places.

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010459:Blaydon War MemorialC.1930

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Shipping Turbines

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Beyond the Trenches: Researching the First World War
- An AHRC funded project led by the Imperial War Museum.

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Women working in the shipyard

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Blyth Battery
- "Blyth Battery is a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to defend the port of Blyth and the submarine base there during World War I, and upgraded for re-use ...

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Duke Of Connaught In Newcastle (1914-1918)

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Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1
- Explore stories, films and historical material about the First World War and contribute your own family history. Europeana 1914-1918 mixes resources from libraries and archives across the globe with memories ...

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Memories of Thomas Atkinson (1913-2002)
- Although my father was born in 1913 he still had some memories relating to the First World War from when he was living as boy in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. These include family ...

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1914.org: First World War Centenary
- "IWM (Imperial War Museums) is leading the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations. Together, through the First World War ...

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Inspection Of Cadets (1914-1918)

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The Heroes Of 1914 (1930-1931)

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King George V And Queen Mary At Tyneside (1914-1918)

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Wallsend Slipway: Photograph of the Iron Foundry Department (Machine moulding)

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Wallsend Slipway: Photograph of the Brass Foundry Department (Core making)

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U-Boat 110, a general view looking aft

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U-Boat 110, a general view looking forward

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V.A.D. Hospitals in Northumberland and Durham 1914-1918
- A detailed referenced page by Patrick Brennan about Voluntary Aid Detachments in Northumberland and Durham during the First World War. Includes pictures.

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Blyth Spartans Ladies FC, 1918
- BBC audio clip and information about Blyth Spartans Ladies FC who beat Bolckow-Vaughan of Middlesbrough in the 1918 Munitionettes Cup.

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The Somme - Here Comes Kitchener's Army

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Memorial to the first British soldier killed on British soil during the Great War
- Available under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

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The Forgotten Army of WWI: Tribute to Animals | War Archives

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Dan Snow Explains How World War I Started | War Archives

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Durham at War
- Revealing the impact of the First World War around you...launched on Wednesday 10th September 2014, providing an interactive website mapping the impact of the First World War on people ...

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A Guide to the Archaeology of the Twentieth Century Defence Sites of Tyne and Wear.
- R Whaley, J Morrison and D Heslop. A Guide to the Archaeology of the Twentieth Century Defence Sites of Tyne and Wear. (2008). A detailed PDF guide packed with information ...

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Lemington, WW1 Munitions Factory
- "The site of the present Anglo Great Lakes Factory, at Lemington Point, formed by the horseshoe bend in the river has a rather interesting industrial history. During World War 1 ...

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Tyneside Irish Brigade Art (TIC.OB.004)

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3) History of Markets and Shops in Newcastle upon Tyne

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050401:Military Hospital High Teams unknown 1915-18

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Windlestone's war years
- Article by by Chris Lloyd; The Nothern Echo; 28 February 2015 .

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How did First World War Zeppelin raids affect British civilians?
- Tasks, Background, Teachers' notes, and External links

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South Shields Museum and Art Gallery during the First World War

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Ward C1, 1st Northern General Hospital during the First World War was housed in what is now the Hatton Gallery

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BEF Memorial

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The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands Interviews | BFI #LFF

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North East Land, Sea & Air Museum

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Sunderland in The First World War - Full

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Tanfield Railway

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The Response (War Memorial)
- Overview Further Information Map Street View The "The Response" is a war memorial in the gardens by Newcastle Civic Centre, off Barras Bridge. The sculpture was designed by Sir W. ...
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Tuning In - Listening Back in Time - Chris Watson & Tim Shaw (part of Decoded 1914 - 18)

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Sydney Lee of Houghton-le-Spring: Stretcher Bearer in 1916

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Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
- Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in 1917. Public domain image c/o Wikimedia Commons.

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Hoppings, 1914-1918
- During the First World War the Town Moor in Newcastle was being used by the military for training troops and parts of it were used as an airstrip. Because of ...
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Tank Nelson

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Postpone your Holidays

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The British Uniforms of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

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The Outbreak of WWI - How Europe Spiraled Into the GREAT WAR - Week 1

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Back For Christmas? - The Illusion Of A Short War I THE GREAT WAR - Week 11

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How Did Gas Shells Work in WW1? I OUT OF THE TRENCHES

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The Battle of the Somme, July-november 1916
- "Men of the 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Commercials) marching to the trenches; near Doullens, 28th June 1916." Photo28 June 1916 , by Ernest Brooks (1878–1957). Public Domain image ...

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Hooge Crater Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Belgium.
- Public Domain photo by Redvers, taken 13 September 2004.

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Carving of headstones by hand would take a week
- "In the early days of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones were carved by hand and would need at least a week to carve a regimental badge."

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British trench near the Albert-Bapaume road at Ovillers-la-Boisselle, July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
- "A German trench occupied by British Soldiers near the Albert-Bapaume road at Ovillers-la-Boisselle, July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The men are from A Company, 11th Battalion, The ...

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A diagrammatic illustration of European political alliances in the period leading up to the First World War
- Image licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike licence.

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The Death Of Franz Joseph - The End of The Somme I THE GREAT WAR Week 122

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Shell Shock - The Psychological Scars of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

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Capturing the Horrors - The Art of World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

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Reaching the Masses - Propaganda Film During World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

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Medical Treatment in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR Special

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  • Simon Cotterill on Sept. 22, 2014, 1:46 p.m.

    can't begin to imaging how terrifying and menacing it must have been to see a Zeppelin dropping bombs on Blyth and other industrial targets in the North East. We see planes overhead every day, I guess back then it was rare to see planes or airships. I go through Cramlington quite a lot, and was fascinated to learn about the aerodrome built there for the purpose of protecting shipbuilding and munitions industry in the region, which were important to the national war effort.

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