The First World War began in the summer of 1914. The fighting ended in late 1918.

Our study guide lists sources available within Sheffield Local Studies Library and Sheffield Archives relating to the First World War.

It looks at specific aspects of war including: local regiments and military establishments, personal stories from the Front, Sheffield’s munitions factories, the role of women in the war effort, air raids and civil defence, rationing, Sheffield’s war hospitals, Belgian refugees, German ‘aliens’ in Sheffield, conscientious objection to war, peace celebrations, war memorials, rolls of honour, the post-war rehabilitation of ex-servicemen and war poetry.

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