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Discover their stories... Remember their lives.

Discover their stories... Remember their lives.

Throughout the centenary period IWM has worked with the public to commemorate millions of men and women from across the Commonwealth who took part in the First World War.

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Life Stories
Life Stories contain information about an individual, and can include facts, anecdotes and images.
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Communities connect First World War stories that have something in common - from names on a local war memorial, to members of the same family. Browse more than 8,000 Communities that have been created by members of the public.
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Find out more about this innovative digital project.

Featured Lives

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For schools
Teach war themes using evidence based historical enquiry and real Life Stories.
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For researchers
Get tips on tracing your family history.
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Discover more about Lives of the First World War.

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