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Digital collection now complete for: First World War Portal

August 27, 2014

Adam Matthew releases Visual Perspectives and Narratives

Marlborough, England - Adam Matthew announced today that they have released The First World War: Visual Perspectives and Narratives, the final section of its acclaimed First World War Portal, sourced from the unparalleled archives of the Imperial War Museum, London.

In this new section, students and scholars will be ale to search a diverse and international range of unique primary visual and documentary resources, such as official and personal photographs, manuscripts, rare printed material, artwork, objects and film, covering such themes as:

  • International perspectives on
    the conflict
  • The role of women
  • The British Home Front
  • Industry and economy
  • Societies, organizations and volunteers
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Religion and spiritualisation
  • Food and rationing
  • Children
  • Demobilization
  • Celebration

Supplementing the rich primary source materials is a wealth of secondary sources including: interactive maps, an illustrated chronology, a Great War glossary, artwork from soldiers in the trenches and depictions from those at home, and key contextual essays providing an analytical viewpoint across the various themes of the collection.

Visual Perspectives and Narratives ( builds on the successes of the two previous First World War Portal sections: Personal Experiences and Propaganda and Recruitment, which now presents a complete picture of the First World War.

See for more information and a free trial. For all pricing details please contact Adam Matthew (


Adam Matthew, an imprint of SAGE, is an award winning publisher of digital primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences. Sourced from leading libraries and archives around the world, their unique research and teaching collections cover a wide range of subject areas from medieval family life to 20th century history, literature and culture.

Imperial War Museums is a family of five museums: IWM London; IWM North in Trafford, Greater Manchester; IWM Duxford near Cambridge; the Churchill War Rooms in Whitehall, London; and the historic ship HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London on the River Thames. Imperial War Museums is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'wartime experience.

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