Exposition numérique “14-18” de l’Institut français

Numérique et interactive, l’exposition « 14-18 » vient accompagner les multiples événements qui, dans de nombreux pays, marquent la commémoration de la Grande Guerre. Diffusée dans le monde entier, elle est présentée à Paris du 26 novembre au 16 décembre 2014.


Institut français exposition interactive 14 18

Présentation de l’exposition: en français, en allemand, en anglais, en espagnol

► Découvrez le contenu de l’exposition :  http://www.institutfrancais.com/fr/14-18

Petit atlas en ligne : 40 cartes sur la première guerre mondiale.

40 maps that explain World War I

by Zack Beauchamp, Timothy B. Lee and Matthew Yglesias on August 4, 2014

One hundred years ago today, on August 4, 1914, German troops began pouring over the border into Belgium, starting the first major battle of World War I. The Great War killed 10 million people, redrew the map of Europe, and marked the rise of the United States as a global power. Here are 40 maps that explain the conflict — why it started, how the Allies won, and why the world has never been the same.


Map 5 The German and French war plans emphasized attacks

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German and French war planners both believed the war was going to be an offensive one. The German plan, conceived by strategist Alfred von Schlieffen, envisioned a rapid German march primarily through Belgium into French territory. The French strategy, Plan XVII, sent French troops directly across Franco-German border, as well as through Luxemburg and Belgium. This partially explains where the main battle lines were during the war, but according to some historians it means much more than that. A very contentious line of scholarship holds that World War I was caused by these plans, because every state believed that the key to victory was a quick offensive strike and that a war, under those terms, could be won quickly and comparatively cheaply.

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1914-1918-on line, une encyclopédie internationale

1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

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Since 2011 the international joint research project“1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War” has been developing an English-language virtual reference work on the First World War. Released in October 2014, the online encyclopedia is the result of an international collaborative project to make available a multi-perspective, public-access knowledge base on the First World War.

  • is the largest network of First World War researchers worldwide with participants in more than 50 countries
  • is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of the First World War
  • is accessible worldwide by Open Access publishing in English
  • has innovative navigation and search based on semantic wiki technology




Sur le blog du journal Le Monde : 14-18 chroniques du centenaire

Le 8 octobre  2014, l’encyclopédie internationale “1914-1918 Online” était lancée à Bruxelles.

Entretien avec son rédacteur en chef, Oliver Janz, professeur d’histoire contemporaine à l’Université libre de Berlin :



Un webdocumentaire en sept langues : dix historiens racontent 1914-1918

La Première Guerre mondiale  : “L’histoire d’un conflit international”

Le Monde.fr propose de découvrir un webdocumentaire conçu par The Guardian, traduit en sept langues, raconté par dix historiens du monde entier, à partir d’images d’archives inédites.

Le webdocumentaire est structuré en sept parties (les origines, les tranchées, les empires, les fronts, le massacre, la fin, les conséquences) qui durent chacunes quelques minutes.