This guide focuses on Australians serving in World War 1. It also includes some information relevant to Great Britain, other Commonwealth nations and other combatant nations. There is a section on nurses and women's war occupations.
The Library holds war magazines and journals from different nations, including Australia, Britain, Germany and France.
Many of these present the official view but also include stories which give a soldier's view of the war. Others are excellent for anecdotes, vignettes and humour from the trenches, giving the flavour of a soldier's life.
World War I magazines, bulletins, newsletters and journals are listed on the State Library catalogue. Go to our Search & Discover page and type the words world war 1914-1918 periodicals in the Catalogue search box. There are options to narrow down your search on the left hand side of the screen. You can also try other search terms.
Listed below are some of the war magazines held by the State Library of Victoria.
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