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World War I, 1914-1918: Introduction

Selected Government Documents relating to the Great War

World War I was known as the Great War and is considered the first modern war. On the home front technology was making life easier, but innovations in both conventional and chemical weapons caused more deaths than ever before. Soldiers recorded their stories in diaries, newspapers, articles and letters to loved ones. Artists provided us with a visual record. This guide provides a variety of United States Government resources which many be used to study World War I through links to exhibits, teaching guides, primary, and secondary sources.

Exhibit Links

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