Links

If you are looking for further information about the Hertfordshire Regiment, Hertfordshire during the First World War or the First World War in general here are some links that we think you might find helpful.
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Hertfordshire in the First World War
Herts at War

http://www.hertsatwar.co.uk/
Herts at War is a community led project to commemorate the diverse experiences of Hertfordshire during the First World War. The project aims to uncover the untold stories of the county’s men and women, both on the fighting front and the home front, and commemorate these individuals a century on from the conflict.

Hertfordshire Regiment War Diary

http://www.hertsatwar.co.uk/wardiary-1914
The Herts at War website also includes the complete Hertfordshire Regiment War Diary.

Our Hertford and Ware

http://www.ourhertfordandware.org.uk/category/hertford_in_1914
Our Hertford and Ware is part of the Making Memories project and is all about uncovering what you think is special about these towns. You can use the site to share your stories, memories, snapshots, research and observations of life in Hertford or Ware. There are several articles about life in Hertford and Ware during the First World War including an in depth look at the stories the Mercury newspaper was printing in the early months of the war.

The Bedfordshire Regiment in the Great War

http://www.bedfordregiment.org.uk/
This site is dedicated to the Bedfordshire Regiment and tells their story. As the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Regiments came together at the end of the war there is also lots of information about the Hertfordshire Regiment.

A County at War - Life on the Home Front in Hertfordshire

http://www.lord-lieutenant-herts.org.uk/elizabethcross/ww1dvd/
This film was commissioned by the Lord-Lieutenant, at the Queen's request for every county to mark the centenary of World War 1. The film includes original recordings and songs of the period and can be purchased from this website.

General First World War sites
Imperial War Museum

http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/first-world-war
Within the Imperial War Museum collections are films, videos, photographs, documents, sound recordings, art and physical items such as uniforms. Then there are the exhibitions, spread over their sites at London, Duxford, the Churchill Museum, Manchester and HMS Belfast on the River Thames.

First World War Centenary

http://www.1914.org/
This website is part of the IWM’s First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organizations who are coming together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War. The website contains information about their programme of cultural events and activities, and online resources.

Lives of the First World War

https://www.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/
This is an IWM project collecting the life stories of everyone who served in the First World War. There are lots of fascinating stories on the website already and you can upload any stories or pictures of your own relatives who served.

Operation War Diary

http://www.operationwardiary.org/
The story of the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War is waiting to be discovered in 1.5 million pages of unit war diaries.

The Western Front Association

http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/
The WFA is dedicated to furthering interest in and knowledge of the First World War. The site covers many different aspects of the war, not just the Western Front, and also hosts an active forum if you have questions.

The National Army Museum

http://www.nam.ac.uk/
Although the National Army Museum is currently closed (due to reopen in 2016) their website is full of information including the chance to search their collections online.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

http://www.cwgc.org/
The CWGC take care of cemeteries and memorials across the world and their casualty database lists the names and place of commemoration of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars.

The National Archives homepage

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
The home of records relating to the Great War, family history and many other areas.