Military History Internet Sites

Some Military History Internet Sites

“History never looks like history when you are living through it.”
John W.Gardner

U.S. Military Academy Library: Digital Collections
An interesting site especially if you are looking for information about the training of officers at the military academies. You canalso find maps, photgraphs, journals and a few issues of the Assembly Magazine, West Point’s former alumni magazine.

Battle Lines: Letters from America’s Wars
Correspondence from American conflicts from the Revolution to Iraq. The letters are from officers, foot soldiers and family members. The organization is a little awkward, but the site is useful.

Military History sites from HistoryNet
Information on military engagements from around the world. There are also quizzes to test your knowledge and links concerning current interests.

War Times Journal
Very interesting site. Has an archives section (documents, memoirs, and illustrations). an articles section (the articles were written for the site by authors whose credentials are not given), a “War Series” section (Napoleonic Wars, The Great War, the Civil War), a “Book Shop” section, and a “War And Games” section.

Center of Military History
Developed by the U.S. Army. Offers access to an increasing number of books, pamphlets, and reports published by the CMH, including one on the Gulf War. Has links to many electronic texts. Extensive bibliographies relating to major U.S. wars. Many primary source documents. Has a search engine. Links to Navy, the Marines, and the Air Force official web sites.

Journal of the American Revolution
An excellent online journal with scholarly and popular articles, book reviews, primary sources and much more. While this site does not specifically deal with military history there are useful articles and exhibits.

Some American Civil War Internet Sites
Compiled by Roger A. Griffin and Patrick Goines for Austin Community College. Many sites, some of which are lists of links to other sites.

World War One: The British Library
Interesting educational resource that includes scholarly articles, posters, photographs and more. You can view the materials by date, theme or creator.

World War I: Trenches on the Web
Developed and maintained by Mike Iavarone, a computer scientist. Links to much information on the war. Also, access to documents, maps, time lines, poetry, and more. Excellent search engine. Audio: songs of the war. Links to other sites, such as The World War I Document Archive.

The World War I Documents Archive
Maintained at Brigham Young University, this archive holds hundreds of diaries, treaties, official papers and other primary documents from international sources. There are also more than 1800 photographs and a section on civilian and military medical aspects of WWI.

First World War.Com
A very useful overview with an impressive collection of links, photos, primary sources, battlefield descriptions, technological innovations, who was who, multimedia files, clips of speeches and other materials. The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century is the site for the PBS documentary and includes synopses of each episode, interviews with historians and other aspects about the war. America During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic may seem a little tangential to this topic, but this site provides an overview of how the military dealt with the need to care for sick soldiers while fighting trench warfare. The Great War: A Visual History is a useful map based interactive site that will help you to understand how the war began, developed and ended. The Interactive WWI Timeline also offers photos, maps and videos that are useful.

World War II Resources
Images, primary documents, chronologies and more. All sensibly organized.

World War II Documents
Another collection of primary documents from the Avalon Project at Yale Law School. You might also looko at the Documents of WWII site maintained at Mount Holyoke.

The Atomic Bomb and the End of WWII: A Collection of Primary Soruces
Photographs and primary documents from the National Security Archive. Short introductory comments accompany each document to help readers understand the context of the sources.

Untold Stories of D-Day
From National Geographic, this site has images, maps and a multimedia link to introduce you to the sights and sounds of the D-Day invasion. The experiences of five survivors are also retold.

Korean War Project
Developed by photojournalist/writer Hal Barker. Access to a number of eyewitness accounts, facts, and figures, photos, maps, etc. You might also look at the Korean War Armistice site that is part of the Wilson Center Digital Archive which has 62 documents arranged in chronological order that help understand the strategic thinking of of participants in the armistice.

Cuban Missile Crisis
Part of the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School. The site includes some general information and more than 200 primary documents.

Time Magazine
You might be interested in seeing how Time Magazine covered WWII and the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam Project
Maintained at Texas Tech University, this site contains more than 1.5 million pages of materials including photographs, video recordings and oral histories.

Investigating the Vietnam War
Part of the Spartacus International Internet Encyclopedia, which, in turn, is part of Spartacus Educational, an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. In addition to sources, narrative, etc, there are links to other sites, plus a feature that allows a person to query a historian of the war.

Attack on America
Part of the Avalon Project created by the Yale Law School. The site includes press releases, briefings, legislation, executive orders that relate to the terrorist attack on 9/11. Chronologically arranged list aided by a variety of drop-down menus.

Women in the Military
The purpose of the Women’s Memorial Web site is to recognize the achievements of women who have served in the military from the American Revolution to the present.

National D-Day Museum
Useful introduction to the people and events surrounding D-Day. The site includes links to other webpages, notes on current exhibits, timelines, and FAQs.

Mississippi State University History Archive
The Mississippi State University American History Archive is a great place to start for pointers to military history sites. The site is divided into 3 sections: articles, e-books and links. Each section has a great diversity of information and the site makes for interesting browsing.