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Imperial War Museums

Glasgow is working with the First World War Centenary Partnership to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of the conflict on the 4 August 1914.

Imperial War Museums

The Imperial War Museum is leading the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of over 1600 local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations.

The partnership's website is an amazing resource on information on news and events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War.

You can even listen to podcasts about the life of ordinary people during the war. Listen, for example, to the podcast of the life of munitions workers including Sibbald Stewart who worked at Elswick Ordnance Factory in Glasgow.

Or you can read the IWM's blog which includes interesting facts and information about the war both on the home front and in the front lines.

The museum also has an online collection of photographs and video from the Great War. You can access the online collections on

There are some amazing photographs including the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection or the First World War Women's War Work. There are also photos of ordinary Glaswegians during the war including in the Clyde shipyards, factories or on the streets - just search Glasgow and First World War to find the photographs. Here are a few examples including Shipbuilding on the First World War or munitions workers in Glasgow or see objects from First World War including a Glasgow Tramways conductrusses hat from 1915. In that year, the city hired the first female conductrusses in Britain.

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