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International Encyclopedia of the First World War

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Frajohn

Thanks for posting this. I have had a quick look and as you say there are some very interesting articles. A number are of subjects which are not normally covered in general, sites.

Kind regards

John

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anthony osborne

Mike,

Looks very interesting.

Thanks for posting the link.

All the best,

Ant

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maxi

Thanks Ken.

I will spend some cosy autumnal evenings reading this.

Maxi

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Borden Battery

This site has progressed over the years and is worthy of a visit.  Borden Battery

 

*** International Encyclopedia of the First World War – Open Access Research Website

A Global War – A Global Project "1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War” is an English-language virtual reference work on the First World War. The multi-perspective, open-access knowledge base is the result of an international collaborative project involving more than 1,000 authors, editors, and partners from over fifty countries. More than 1,000 articles will be gradually published. Innovative navigation schemes based on Semantic Media Wiki technology provide nonlinear access to the encyclopedia’s content.  "1914-1918-online" represents a major undertaking in digital history publication under the Open Access paradigm by promoting free and unlimited dissemination of the content to individual users, search engines, and reference services. This availability is complemented by novel navigation schemes that allow the user non-linear access throughout the text via thematic contexts, regional contexts and conceptual encyclopedia entries (e.g. 'Propaganda'). The platform is designed to enable users to follow threads according to their specific interests, integrating a broad range of texts from various contexts. Visualizations of thematic connections encourages the navigation of the encyclopedia in ways that expand on the standards of current digital history publications.”

A wide-ranging series of “time-line themes” on the Great War are provided in this one part of the extensive website:  https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/themes/”. Items are too numerous to mention – readers should explore this part of the larger website.  These timeline-themes are further sub-divided into a wide range of topics.

The overall index (at time of review) consists of 8,188 items from 1,035 contributors and both will increase in volume on a regular basis. The overall index is cleverly subdivided into three sub-indexes for ease of access; (1) Name Index, (2) Place Index and (3) Subject Index.  An advanced research tool is also provided.

 

The website also provides a comprehensive “Time-Line” for the Great War from this sub-set of the larger website; https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/ww1-timeline/

 

Buried within the general website is a further listing of Great War websites. Many of which are included in the CEF Study Group’s list of Recommended Great War Websites; http://www.1914-1918-online.net/06_WWI_websites/index.html

 

This global online encyclopedia on the Great War has every opportunity to become one of the key informational websites on the Great War which will also be peer-reviewed for content and accuracy. [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

Main URL Address:  https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/project/about/

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Dust Jacket Collector

What a remarkable site. I’m greatly impressed. That’s my bank holiday taken care of.

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Howard

There is a lot there but some interesting missing parts. Searching for "Middlesex" (for the Middlesex regiment) or "Liverpool" (for the King's Liverpool Regiment) gave just one hit for Mons. These are two of the largest regiments in the war.

 

The single article on maps was very interesting and wide ranging but seems to have been written by a geographer rather than a military historian, the significance of "shooting off the map" for artillery in an artillery war appears to have been downplayed rather a lot.

 

A huge effort though!

 

Howard

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