Thursday, September 25, 2014

South Australians at War

Image above: The RSL SA Virtual War Memorial

History sites to use
BBC on this day since 1953
On this
World War 1 Encyclopedia
Australian War Memorial
Victoria Cross recipients
RSL Virtual War Memorial
Interactive documentary on the Great War
Time Maps sites for the class
Windows to the Great War
History and geography
Just real interesting

Remembrance on-line

Recently a great site was established by the Returned Services League of SA which attempts to document all of the SA Memorials and the soldiers and nurses from South Australia who served in the Great War. The site is call the Virtual War Memorial  and aims to connect communities with their history.  It links the names on memorials with the life behind the name.  It  connects those names with key places, organisations and events to add context to the story.

The site puts a life behind the names inscribed on memorials that we walk past every day. It retrieves data from official sources. Invites contributions of private records artefacts and images. Every name has a web page - a story on every page.

The Memorials across South Australia

The Virtual War Memorial is both a repository and a resource for students, family, researchers, teachers, historians, genealogists and communities.

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