Project Description

1914-1918-online – International Encyclopedia of the First World War is an English-language online reference work on World War One. Launched in October 2014, the multi-perspective, public-access encyclopedia is a collaborative project by the largest network of WW1 researchers worldwide, spanning more than 50 countries. 1914-1918-online features innovative navigation and search functions based on semantic wiki technology and will eventually contain more than 1,000 articles.

Article contribution: Centenary (Computer Games)


The First World War centenary saw an emergence of new portrayals of the conflict in computer games. These new games sought either to tell new stories of war and conflict during the time period or to utilise the fact that it was a little-explored war in games to bring their audience something new.

The success of these games was mixed; they did achieve notable results in portraying elements of the conflict not often understood by western, particularly British, audiences. However, they also reproduced many of the shortcomings of traditional media regarding imperial contribution and the causes of the war.

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