Related Resources

Poster for movie "All Quiet on the western front"
Poster advertising the 1930 Academy Award winning film. (Image, filmsite.org)

Oregon State Archives Web Exhibits

These exhibits offer more information about society and culture in Oregon before, during, and after World War I:
The Oregon Historical Records index includes World War I personal service histories gathered by the Oregon State Defense Council.

Selected Websites

These sites include descriptions, documents, and media related to World War I:

Selected Television Documentary

World War I: The Complete Story (CBS, 1963). Over 10 hours long with extensive archival footage.

Selected Films

"All Quiet on the Western Front" (Lewis Milestone, director, 1930) Several German schoolboys are followed through the horrors of the trenches.This anti-war film is based on the best-selling 1929 novel by Erich Maria Remarque.

"Paths of Glory" (Stanley Kubrick, director, 1957) Fictional doomed French assault leads to scapegoating and court martials as this film looks at patriotism and ambition during war.

"Gallipoli" (Peter Weir, director, 1981) Two Australian message runners face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Selected Books

Gilbert, Martin, First World War: A Complete History (1996). 
Howard, Michael, First World War (2003). 
Keegan, John, The First World War (2000). 
Kennedy, David, Over Here: The First World War and American Society (1990). 
Strachan, H (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (1998). 
Tuchman, Barbara, The Guns of August (1994).