A selection of links to some fantastic online resources for researching France’s experience of World War I.


The University of Paris has digitised the Valois albums from the ‘Service Photographique des Armées’, comprising more than 50,000 photographs:


CRID, or Centre de Recherche International et de Débat sur la Guerre de 1914-1918 (The International Centre of Research and Debate on the 1914-1918 War) is a research centre led by major historians of World War I.  Its website includes personal testimonies from the conflict:

http://www.crid1418.org/temoins/  and a resources section:  http://www.crid1418.org/espace_pedagogique/liens_ini.html

The English section of the CRID website includes a detailed, thematic bibliography and links to other resources:


History of Modern France at War is a blog written by Dr Karine Varley of Strathclyde University, with posts and images relating to WWI:


Historial de la Grande Guerre Péronne / Thiepval website (English version):


Archives Départementales et Patrimoine du Cher has excellent digital resources:


It features several dossiers pédagogiques (educational workshops and resources for schools and education professionals), including one on children in France during the war:

http://www.archives18.fr/article.php?larub=119&titre=l-enfance- dans-le- cher-1830-1945-