Useful World War One Resources

This page contains a list of useful websites and resources that provide information about the Great War.

Trench map information from the website The Great War 1914-1918. Detail on why maps were created and the grid reference system.

National Library of Scotland Trench Maps resources. Scans of trench maps.

Offensive Maps. From the Long Long Trail website. Maps showing the battle lines and movements of forces during the war. Mostly taken from contemporary publications.

Lives of the First World War – The Imperial War Museum’s project to
crowdsource the stories of individuals from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served in uniform and worked on the home front.

TMapper – Mapping software that converts trench map grid references to locations you can visit using a GPS, Google Maps or Street Directions. It will run on a PC, mobile phone or tablet. An internet connection and a modern browser is required.

Guide to researching soldiers’ lives. From the Long Long Trail, a comprehensive list of resources and techniques for researching combatants.

Tracking the progress of World War 1 day by day