We hold the official UK government records of the First World War, including a vast collection of letters, diaries, maps and photographs.
We will be marking the centenary of the war with an extensive programme, spanning a five-year period between 2014 and 2019.
We've published the first batch of digitised unit war diaries on Discovery.
Explore the case papers of over 8,000 individuals from the Middlesex military service appeal tribunal.
These records provide a unique insight into the impact of the First World War on families, businesses and communities far from the battlefields.
When I first sat down to write this, it began as the story of one man serving his country but as I began to recheck my facts, I realised that for one woman, this was actually the story of her family...
Whether your interest is in your family's involvement, life on the Home Front or digging deeper into the politics and military action, we have a book for you.
Use our podcasts and videos to help you explore our records of the First World War, from tracing battalions of the British Army to the Women's Land Army.
Join us on our blog to read and discuss various themes around the First World War.
In this videoconference students can share one hour in the life of a soldier from a Pals Battalion, Private Henry Fairhurst, played by a costumed actor, as he talks about why he joined up and what life is like in the trenches.
This podcast series brings alive individual experiences of those who served in the First World War.