Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Film Collection Online: The First World War

The Australian War Memorial is currently in the process of releasing a vast selection of its film collection online as downloadable content through our website. This material, comprising of over 3000 titles, joins items from the Memorial’s sound collection which have been available online for the last few months. Already over 1200 film items have been released to our website. Each title that is available online has a link embedded on its object record page which lets you download a copy of the film to your personal computer.

The films in this collection contain actuality footage from the home front to almost all of the major theatres of war that featured Australian troops. From the sands of the Middle East to the trenches of the Western Front by way of the hills of Gallipoli, this enlightening collection opens a window into the storied past of the men and women who served in the First World War.