Primary Documents - Introduction

Newspaper publication of Lenin's 'Decree on Peace' in 1917 This section of the website contains a collection of primary documents that document the course of the war via source - often official government - material.

Included here are archive documents signed in the late 1830s which bore relevance to the outbreak of war some 75 years later, as well as memos, letters, treaties and the text of speeches throughout the war and beyond.

Each primary documents is categorised by year.  Use the sidebar to the right to select the year you are interested in; a list of available documents from that year will then be displayed for selection.

"Eggs-a-cook" were boiled eggs sold by Arab street vendors. It was later used by Anzac soldiers when going over the top.

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Primary Docs