At the heart of Lives of the First World War are the Life Stories of more than 7.6 million individuals. These people did not live, work and die alone; they shared experiences before, during and after the war. They may have been part of a battalion or unit, part of a family, a worker at a factory, a player on a football team or one of those commemorated on a village memorial. 

You can group two or more individuals together by creating Communities. Communities are a special feature available to subscribers, and are visible to all users of the site both now and in the future. From now until 18 March 2019 you can create, manage and edit your own Communities and build your own personalised area of Lives of the First World War. If you are part of an organisation, you can also provide details about your group and upload your logo. 

You’ll find your own Communities on your dashboard. You can also discover other Communities when searching the site - results for Communities appear alongside your results for Life Stories. 




Before creating a Community, please check to see whether a Community has already been added on your chosen theme - rather than duplicating your efforts, you can contact many Community Managers by clicking on their name and sending a message to share your interest and knowledge.

Learn more about creating and managing Communities 

until 18 March 2019

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