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.
Download our study guide on the First World War and other useful research tools:
Also Key Stage 2 National Curriculum based teaching resource "What are we remembering on Remembrance Sunday?".
A research guide to sources for the study of World War One
A guide to 24 Sheffield lives affected by World War One
A research guide to the role of women workers in World War One
A timeline of events 1914-1919
An index to soldiers from the Sheffield Daily Independent 1914-1915
Sheffield's official roll of honour (as published in 1931)