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THE FIRST WORLD WAR: A DOCUMENTARY RECORD
Series One: European War 1914-1919, the War Reserve Collection from Cambridge University Library

Part 1: The Card Catalogue Index and Manuscript Listings

“An extraordinary record of the voices of ordinary people swept up in the whirlwind of war.  Anyone interested in the attempts of soldiers, civilians, and neutrals to understand or make sense of the war will profit from using this source.”
Dr J M Winter, Consultant Editor, Department of History, Yale University.

The War Reserve Collection at Cambridge University Library is one of the finest collections in the world of materials documenting the First World War.  It was created, as the war progressed, by Francis Jenkinson, University Librarian, who called upon all of his contacts in Government, in the military, and throughout the world, to send him anything of relevance – posters, leaflets, books, pamphlets, letters, even cigarette cards.  Our microfilm edition is available in ten parts.

Part 1 offers the complete card index of the Collection, together with a Subject listing in manuscript form.  This is a major reference tool in its own right and will make scholars aware of many publications that they might otherwise miss.  It will suggest many new avenues of research.



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