A City Goes to War was created in part to facilitate the creation of microhistorical websites about Victoria during the Great War. See a full list of microhistorical websites created by University of Victoria students for History 481 here.
Local Archives and Web Sites
- A searchable database of Aboriginal veterans compiled largely by submissions from Nations and private individuals. Includes an interactive map.
- A history of Canada’s Air Force available on the Canadian War Museum website.
- An interactive website that includes digital collections and educational material.
- Learn more about the great exhibits at the museum!
- Check out the “Stories” and “Artifacts” tabs to learn about sport during the Great War.
- Includes a brief history of flight in BC and a peek at some of the planes they have preserved!
- Funded by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada under the auspices of the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP), the Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey website was created by Simon Fraser University Library with three main objectives: to shed light on the Komagata Maru “incident” and its significance in Canadian history; to capture the struggles and contributions of the Indo-Canadian community and place them in the context of a multicultural Canada; and to support teaching, research and knowledge about the Komagata Maru for school-aged, post-secondary and general audiences. It includes an interactive timeline, lesson plans, oral histories, the passenger list and much more.
- Includes a history of the school and a digital archive of material held by the OBH Archive.
- Saanich Archives has started a project called “Saanich Remembers World War I.” View this project here, as well as an extensive collection of digitized images.
- An interactive map that places images held in the Saanich Archives digital collection on a map of Greater Victoria.
- A history of the regiment written by Reginald R. Roy.
- Vic High Students have created a website commemorating their alumni using their extensive in house archive.
- A history of the the oldest police force west of the Great Lakes and information on the Victoria Police Historical Society Museum and Archive.
- Browse archival holdings by year and read about the history of the school.
General Great War Web Sites
Part of centenary celebrations, the British Library World War One collection showcases archival materials and interpretations by leading historians in the area. The primary source materials and secondary source articles span a wide variety of emerging and established historical topics, crossing different arenas of conflict and sides of battle.
A good overview of the war from a largely US perspective
An outstanding and very searchable data set of soldier records and transcribed war diaries.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is an intergovernmental organization that aims to commemorate those who have lost their lives in WW1 and WW2. It is done with six partner nations: United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India and South Africa. This website contains various archival information relating to war dead, cemeteries, and memorials. The website also provides information regarding the events of WW1 and includes a timeline.