One hundred years on, this site published day-by-day accounts of the First World War, as published at the time in the “Diary of the War”, a column in British broadsheet newspaper, The Times. The project existed to mark the 2014-2018 WWI centenary and was published across social media, engaging 3,500 followers and over 100,000 visitors.

Today, the Diary of the Great War is a huge database of information about WWI. The text from The Times is reproduced exactly, and links and images have been added to provide context for the 21st century reader. You can search it or you can navigate by month of the war, by theme or by tags (see side bar). Alternatively, you can read the Diary of the Great War from the beginning! We hope you find it useful.