Explore our World War I Collections

These pages highlight just a selection of the extensive collections the Library has been acquiring since the end of the War.

More content will be added as items are digitised. Browse by collection format or theme, or explore through stories written by curators, historians and researchers.

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Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.

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