The First World War Centenary

Welcome to the British Commission for Military History’s First World War Centenary page.

The First World War remains the seminal event of the twentieth century and its effects continue to have relevance for contemporary society. In recognition of this, the BCMH is commemorating the First World War by sponsoring rigorous scholarship from established and upcoming scholars.

Many of our members have already been supporting Government, museums and the media as part of the Centenary Commemorations. This section of the website showcases recent articles that have appeared in the British Journal for Military History and its predecessor Mars & Clio. We will also be publishing occasional papers on key themes and research tools for specialists.

We hope that you find these resources useful and we look forward to hearing from you.

Andy Grainger
Secretary-General
British Commission for Military History