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The keyword search in the collection of websites allows users to look for websites on the subject of gender, military and war that provide access to Online collections of primary sources, educational resources and Online encyclopedia. The collection primarily includes websites provided by public institutions like archives, bibliographies, foundations, libraries, museums, research institutions or universities. The focus of the collection is on the wars of the twentieth century, especially the First and Second World War, because for them much more websites are available. Most of the included websites are in English, French or German.

Users can search for these websites by using one or a combination of two and more, keyword for their search. They can search for major wars, time periods, regions or countries. In addition, a thematic keyword search is possible, which is based on a selection of broad terms defined by the editors of the Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink, and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). They represent some of its central themes and questions. For information on the various keywords and tags associated with the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography, go to About the Search Options.

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Title Institution Abstract Type of Source
European Film Gateway 1914 EYE Stichting Film Instituut Nederland

An ambitious multi-year collaboration of 21 film archives from 15 countries in Europe, the EFG1914 covers all the different genres and sub-genres of film during the World War I era: newsreels, documentaries, fiction films, propaganda films. Moreover, EFG1914 also gives access to anti-war films that were mainly produced after 1918 and which reflect the tragedies of the 1910s. This material is of special importance since only around 20% of the complete silent film production survived in the film heritage institutions. Therefore, EFG1914 set out to digitize a crucial part and a critical mass of these remaining moving image records, mostly undiscovered by the public.

Films
European History Primary Sources European University Institute

A joint initiative of the Library and the Department of History and Civilization of the European University Institute (Florence), European History Primary Sources is an index of digital archives and other repositories offering access to primary sources on European history as a whole, and on individual European countries. The database is browseable by country, language, period, period, and type of source.

Primary Source Collections
European Peace Treaties of the Pre-Modern Era Online Leibniz Institute of European History

Created by the Leibniz Institute of European History, this site offers a digitized database of European peace treaties dating from 1450 to 1789. Users can search by date, treaty partners, language of the treaty, and the home archive of the original. The site also offers a full-text search feature, all available in English. As a clearinghouse for European archives, the database includes documents in French, German, Latin, Russian, Dutch, Spanish, Hungarian, Turkish and more, although English is little represented.

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Europeana 1914-1918 – Untold Stories & Official Histories of WW1 European Union

Hosted by Oxford University but uniting libraries, archives, and organizations from across Europe with aid from the EU, Europeana 1914–1918 serves as a clearing house for resources on the Great War. It is designed to provide a multisided perspective and facilitate the collection and preservation of additional materials (nearly 200,000 to date). Users can browse according to source type (diaries, photographs), as well as subjects (women, trench life). A search function allows users to find keywords in the collections of the site, but also its partner sites, which include the Digital Public Library of America, DigitalNZ, Trove (Australia), and Canadiana. The site is also linked to the European Film Gateway 1914.

Autobiographies
Eye on the Reich: German Propaganda Photographs, 1939-1942 New York Public Library

This collection, presented by the New York Public Library Digital Collections, offers users access to a partial set of photographs that accompanied albums created by the studio of Adolf Hitler's personal photographer and published annually between 1939 and 1942. Cataloguing events of wartime history, the photographs portray a view of Nazi Germany as its leaders wanted it to be seen, including commemorating victory. All images have been digitized and the texts have been translated into English.

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Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs Library of Congress

Between 1939 and 1944, photographers working for the US Farm Security Administration and later the Office of War Information created approximately 1,600 color photographs depicting life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The pictures focus on rural areas and farm labor, as well as aspects of World War II mobilization, including factories, railroads, aviation training, and women working. Fewer in number than the much larger collections of black-and-white images, these are searchable and browseable, and accompanied by a brief introduction and a bibliography.

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Federation of American Scientists: Publications Federation of American Scientists

This website offers access to analysis by experts affiliated with the Federation of American Scientists in various ways on a range of issues. Reports include issue briefs, deeper technical analyses, opinion pieces, and articles in the organization's quarterly journal. Reports are both text searchable and browseable by document type and, within that, issue analyzed.

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Filmarchives Online British Film Institute

Filmarchives Online provides easy and free access to catalogue information of film archives from all over Europe. Via the multi-lingual web portal film works can be searched for by content, filmographic data and physical characteristics. Search results provide information about existence and location of the materials as well as contact details to facilitate the access. The focus of the database is on non-fiction material; i.e. documentary and educational films, newsreels, travelogue, advertising, scientific, industrial, experimental, sports films, as well as animation films. filmarchives online is the result of the MIDAS project (Moving Image Database for Access and Re-use of European Film Collections). MIDAS had been initiated as a pilot project in the MEDIA Plus programme of the European Commission. It ran from January 2006 until January 2009 and was carried out by 18 institutions and archives under the lead of the Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF.

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First World War.com Duffy, Michael

Created by enthusiasts for a general readership, this site provides users with overviews of major figures and events, maps, and digital text versions of documents. It also contains sections on various other aspects of the war, including art and literature, weaponry, photoessays on monuments and battlefields, and other resources.

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Flight and Rescue: Gallery of Photographs, Artifacts, & Testimonies United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This special exhibit has been created in collaboration with the US Holocaust Memorial and Museum (Washington, DC) to tell the story of some 2,100 Polish Jews who successfully fled through the Soviet Union to Japan, Shanghai, and beyond before the Holocaust began in 1941. It offers users access to testimonies, photographs, and artifacts, which are browseable and searchable. Owing to the particiaption of Dutch and Japanese diplomats in these escapes, the site also presents exhibition materials in Russian, Dutch, Japanese, and Chinese.

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Fondi e Raccolte: Istituto per la Storia e le Memorie del '900 Parri Emilia Romagna - Biblioteca Digitale Istituto Storico Parri

A project of the Parri Historical Institute, Emilia-Romagna, this digital library provides users with access to materials digitized for preservation related to twentieth-century history. Collections include books, manuscripts, photos, posters, sound and video, and are searchable and browseable. All site pages are in Italian, while materials are primarily Italian with other European languages represented. 

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