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Works Consulted / Further Reading

The number of primary sources - literature - documents - and realia, broadly considered,  produced by the participants of the Great War - that remain extant and available for consultation, is vast.   The secondary literature is equally considerable, as waves of historical scholarship flow and overflow, revise, revisit and then re-revise again the historical evidence.  

While each article in the Exhibition contains a list of the immediately cited works and consulted references, a broad list of all works consulted, and works recommended for further reading may assist the researcher and reader.

Bendle, Mervyn F., “Imagining the Great War,” Quadrant Online, December 1, 2013, (accessed March 7, 2014).

Century Ireland. Dublin, Ireland. RTE, Enterprises, Ltd.,  (accessed June 25, 2014).

Clarke, I. F., ed. The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997.

Clarke, I. F., ed. The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995.

Clute, John and Peter Nicholls, eds. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin’s, 1995.

Das, Santanu. “Reframing World War One Poetry: An Introduction.” The Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War. Ed. Santanu Das. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. 3-34.

Dorwart, Jeffery M., Fort Mifflin of Philadelphia: An Illustrated History (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998),

Downs, Jacob.  "World War I."  The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.  (accessed June 25, 2014).

Ferguson, Niall. The Pity of War. New York: Basic Books, 1999.

Fussell, Paul. The Great War and Modern Memory. New York: Oxford UP, 2013 (1977).

Kendall, Tim. Poetry of the First World War. 1977. Intro. Jay Winter. New York: Oxford UP, 2013.

Operation War Diary., (accessed June 25, 2014).

Reynolds, David.  The Long Shadow: the legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.

Winter, Jay.   Remembering war: the Great War between memory and history in the Twentieth Century. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2006.  (Review)


Further Resources:


This page links the descriptions and overviews of the primary material types found in World War I repositories, including: letters, photographs, scrapbooks, realia, published autobiographies, diaries,and newspapers.

Letters, Diaries and Autobiographies

Life-writings as related to the Great War are described and an overview of some of the canonical texts is provided.


Scrapbooks weave items otherwise considered ephemeral into new stories and are valuable sources for research.


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