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Devon Remembers the First World War

This year marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, an event you will already have noticed being commemorated nationally and locally in many different ways.  

Devon County Council, along with the Royal British Legion, Community Council of Devon, neighbouring authorities, and other partners are working together to provide information for schools, communities, interest groups and individuals wishing to find out about available resources, events and projects taking place over the next four years.  A number of nationally funded projects are also underway which will engage groups to explore the impact of the War on their local communities.

The Devon Remembers website provides links to fascinating research material; news updates on projects and events, and invites local schools and groups to share First World War commemorative projects they are involved in.

Our libraries in Devon stock a huge range of books and other resources to enable people of all ages to read about the war. We have compiled a WW1 book list that shows a small selection of the titles available. The list includes fiction and non-fictiontitles to help learn more about the history of the War,through stories, pictures and information resources outlining the experiences of those involved in the conflict, both at home and abroad.

Devon Remembers is very keen to hear from any Book Clubs or reading groups who are currently reading and discussing a book featured on the list, who would like to share their reviews, thoughts and reflections. If you would like to share a book review, please send the details to