History

Bombed out family cross the road with their belongings

UK

The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. This archive has also many photos on flickr. They even offer you the study of Latin used between 1086 and 1733 in England as the official language.

Connected Histories: cross search 1500-1900 in up to 15 historic collections (not all free) and other good stuff.

Republic of South Africa

Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project

Modern History

MrJohnDClare is a (now retired) History and English teacher, formerly at Greenfield School Community and Arts College in County Durham. He has built an excellent site mainly about the first half of the twentieth century and the cold war. You will find also many great links there: GCSE Modern World History. This site is completed by an history blog.
You find also a page with soviet jokes on this site. More about Russian jokes you find here.

War 1914-1918

The World War I Document Archive

Europeana and the UK National Archives are working together with the public to make a big digital archive around world war I.

World War 1 Propaganda Posters

Interesting historians

Jacques Pauwels is a Belgian historian, living in Canada.

Interesting facts

The recording of the voice of the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, was recovered from a wax-and-cardboard disc that dates back to April 15, 1885. Smithsonian Magazine reports how the voice was recovered.

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