Student Websites

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

Aboriginal Veterans Tribute Honour list

  • A searchable database of Aboriginal veterans compiled largely by submissions from Nations and private individuals. Includes an interactive map.

Canada’s Air Force in War and Peace

  • A history of Canada’s Air Force available on the Canadian War Museum website.

Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

  • An interactive website that includes digital collections and educational material.

CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

  • Learn more about the great exhibits at the museum!

Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

  • Check out the “Stories” and “Artifacts” tabs to learn about sport during the Great War.

Canadian Museum of Flight

  • Includes a brief history of flight in BC and a peek at some of the planes they have preserved!

Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey 

  • 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.

Oak Bay High School Online Archives

  • Includes a history of the school and a digital archive of material held by the OBH Archive.

Saanich Archives

  • 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.

Saanich History Pin

  • An interactive map that places images held in the Saanich Archives digital collection on a map of Greater Victoria.

The History of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s)

  • A history of the regiment written by Reginald R. Roy.

Victoria High School in the Great War

  • Vic High Students have created a website commemorating their alumni using their extensive in house archive.

Victoria Police Department History

  • A history of the the oldest police force west of the Great Lakes and information on the Victoria Police Historical Society Museum and Archive.

Wilson Interactive Archives, St. Michaels University School

  • Browse archival holdings by year and read about the history of the school.

General Great War Web Sites

Canadian War Museum – Canada and the First World War

British National Archives

British Library World War One Collection

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.

West Point WW1 Maps

US Army in World War 1

Australian War Memorial

Collections Canada – Soldier Records

PBS -The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

A good overview of the war from a largely US perspective

The Canadian Great War Project

An outstanding and very searchable data set of soldier records and transcribed war diaries.

Canadian Military History Gateway

Collections Canada – Courts Martial of the First World War

Canadian Letters and Images

Birth of a Regiment – PPCLI 1914-1918

The Western Front Association

Yale University – World War One

Walter Draycott – Representations of War as Autobiographical Media

Australian Educational Material of WW1

The Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group

National Film Board – Images of a Forgotten War

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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.