UBC Library Digital Collections

About this collection

A sampling of images depicting multi-faceted views of World War I, originally distributed by the British government during the war to diplomats overseas for use in official projects.

In the 1930s, the UBC Library received from the British Consulate in Seattle a set of approximately 6,000 photographic prints depicting multi-faceted views of World War I. Apparently sets of these images were distributed by the UK Government to British diplomats overseas for use in official projects. Originals for these print copies and many more World War I images are housed in Britain's Imperial War Museum (IWM). In 2006, the UBC Library digitized approximately 1,000 images from its collection to help raise the profile of this underused historical resource. Researchers interested in these and other World War I images are encouraged to come to Rare Books and Special Collections to view the rest of the collection and they can also refer to the IWM Photograph Database.

 
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