Detail from a bomb map from 1915

First World War Records: other resources and useful links

Mann Index

A list of soldiers from Hull who died during the war, compiled by Malcolm Mann from Hull Daily Mail newspapers (reference L.355.13). This is available to view in the Searchroom.

Hull Daily Mail

The Hull Daily Mail, and several other local newspapers, are available to view on microfilm within the Local Studies Library area.


A photograph album of soldiers and civilians in France during the War [C DIHE]

Zeppelin Damage in Queen Street Hull 1916 and Midnight Raid by Zeppelin Market Place Hull 1915 [L RH/2/611-2]

Select Bibliography

Buzzer nights / Zeppelin raids on Hull by Stephen C. Suddaby [L 9.7083]

Kingston upon Hull before, during and after The Great War, written at the request of the Peace Celebrations Committee for the boys and girls - the future citizens of the city [C DIWG/1]

Hull Pals by David Bilton [L.356.5]

Useful links

We were lucky enough to be sent a pack of newspaper extracts by Thomas Walker of Historic Newspapers which we have used to good effect with school and student workshops.

Archives Hub allows users to search for archival collections held by over 300 institutions across the UK and is an excellent starting point for researchers. See their First World War feature for further details of where to access collections.

The British Library has developed a dedicated website of articles, items and teaching resources

British Pathé have launched their definitive collection of WWI films. Users may view films free of charge, though they are also available to purchase.

The Imperial War Museum led a network of cultural and educational organisations to produce a programme of commemorative events to mark the centenary of the First World War. You can explore the First World War stories at the IWM through their dedicated pages.

The National Archives have produced a suite of First World War Centenary pages, from which users may search for records of the First World War held by TNA, view digitised military records and cabinet papers, and contribute to Operation War Diary.

BBC Radio Humberside's World War One At Home site details the wartime stories of people and places in the local area, including a piece on the Hohenrein family.

The BBC's World War One site contains links to news articles, programmes and interactive resources.

Find My Past has a dedicated Military, armed forces & conflict section where users may search for the service records of their ancestors. History Centre users can access the website free of charge from the PCs in our Local Studies Library.