First World War 1914 to 1918

Explore our resources on the First World War, 1914 to 1918.

O'sullivan collection
Jacket, Service Dress, Officers, Type 2 variation [circa 1910-1920] Barry O'Sullivan collection, CCL-O'Sullivan-3028-002
The New Zealand Government has developed WW100, a programme to mark the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2018. Our WW100 teaching resource is aimed at teachers and students.

First World War resources

First World War digital collection
Our digitised First World War resources includes diaries, letters, booklets, and memorabilia.

New Zealanders in First World War
A guide to finding information about the men and women who served in the New Zealand armed forces during the First World War.

World War 1914 – 1918
Search our catalogue for items about New Zealand’s involvement in this war.

First World War photographs
Search our catalogue for photographs from the First World War.

First World War images
A Flickr set of our First World War images including postcards and photographs.

First World War memorials and monuments in Greater Christchurch
Kete Christchurch's listing of local memorials and monuments.

Internet gateway: World War 1
Selected web sites.

First World War posts on the library blog.

First World War eResources

The following eResources contain useful First World War information, including primary sources:

First World War topics

Pasifika involvement in the First World War

Sgt. Henry Nicholas V.C. M.M.
Christchurch’s only World War 1 V.C. recipient.

Passchendaele
In July 1917 the Battle of Passchendaele began on the Western Front with horrific loss of New Zealand lives.

Armistice Day
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, with the signing of the Armistice.

Anzac Day - 25 April
Our backgrounder about New Zealand’s national holiday to commemorate New Zealanders killed in war and to honour returned servicemen and women.

1918 influenza epidemic
How Christchurch coped during the world-wide epidemic.

The departure of the 17th reinforcements and Maori details to join the ANZACs from Wellington : the transport clears the wharf. [1916] View more information File Reference CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0033
The departure of the 17th reinforcements and Maori details to join the ANZACs from Wellington : the transport clears the wharf. [1916] CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0033

Booklists

First World War images

A Flickr set of our First World War images including postcards and photographs.

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