Causes of World War One

In 1914, Europe's most powerful countries went to war with each other. World War One lasted for four years, from 1914-1918, and resulted in the deaths of millions.

What was life like on the front line in World War One?

Life in the trenches of World War One was very difficult. The first day of the Battle of the Somme, in 1916, was the deadliest day in the history of the British army.

The end of World War One and the Treaty of Versailles

World War One ended on 11 November 1918, with the surrender of Germany. The Treaty of Versailles punished Germany for their involvement in starting the war.

Why the British West Indies Regiment joined World War One

Learn about the role of the British West Indies Regiment during World War One. Discover the racial discrimination these men experienced, with archive video and pictures.

Segregation and racism of the South African Native Labour Corps

Develop your historical skills by examining the facts surrounding the discrimination against the South African troops in World War One.

What happened to the British West Indies Regiment after World War One

Use source analysis skills to compare the experiences of the British West Indies Regiment and British troops, and how victory was celebrated at end of World War One.