Today marks 100 years since England declared war on Germany
“More than 141,000 First World War service files are now available online, adding to the wealth of information detailing New Zealanders experience of the war made available by Archives New Zealand and the National Library.
“In possibly the largest and most complicated digitisation project in New Zealand’s history, Archives New Zealand staff identified over 141,000 First World War files, scanned the often crumbling, fragile pages and then digitised them and published them online.
“All 141,000 files can now be accessed at: http://www.archives.govt.nz/world-war-one
“As the keeper of the public record, Archives New Zealand is proud to make this fascinating, sometimes poignant, record available to everyone,” said Chief Archivist, Marilyn Little.
“Archives New Zealand and National Library of New Zealand First World War centenary resources can be found at:
- World War One New Zealand Personnel Files: http://www.archives.govt.nz/world-war-one
- Index of National Library WW1 resources: http://natlib.govt.nz/researchers/guides/first-world-war
- WW100 official centenary site: http://ww100.govt.nz/find-WW1-content
- Papers Past offers day-by-day coverage of the War years from a huge range NZ newspapers: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast
- NZ Official War Art Collection: http://warart.archives.govt.nz/
- Services to Schools WW1 resources: http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/multimedia/primary-sources/anzacs
- Life 100 Years Ago twitter feed: https://twitter.com/life100yearsago
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(Irfanview is possibly the best programme to view the files.)