Yale University Libraries and Collections

Empire & The War


  • Maureen Healy, Vienna and the fall of the Habsburg Empire: total war and everyday life in World War I (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
  • Christopher Pugsley, The ANZAC experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War (Auckland [N.Z.]: Reed Pub., 2004).
  • Christopher Andrew, France overseas: the Great War and the climax of French imperial expansion(London: Thames and Hudson, 1981).


  • Conflict in the Ottoman Empire
  • Empire and the supply of food, men and material
  • The participation of the British, French, and German colonies
  • The roles of the different parts of the two-tiered British empire (‘white’ Dominions and other colonial possessions)
  • The role of the war in the dissolution of the Russian empire
  • The transfer of former colonies to League of Nations mandates after the conflict
  • The war and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire


  • Popular newspapers during World War I [microform] (Marlborough, Eng.: Adam Matthew Publications, 1996) 62 microfilm reels : ill. ; 35 mm. + 1 guide. SML. Film B15381.
  • John Buchan and Henry Newbolt, Days to remember: the British Empire in the Great War (London; New York [etc.]: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1923). viii, 200 p. : illus. (ports., maps (part double)); 19 cm. Beinecke Library. Ip B849 922Db.
  • H. E. Egerton, The war and the British dominions, (London, New York [etc.]: Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1914). 23 p. 19 cm. Pamphlet. Series: Oxford pamphlets, 1914. [No. 21]. SML. Bz95 86.
  • Great Britain. Treaties, etc., 1910- (George V) Tripartite agreement between the British Empire, France and Italy respecting Anatolia. Signed at SevÌ€res August 10, 1920. <With map> ...(London, H.M. Stationery Off., 1920). 6 p. fold. map. 33 cm. [Foreign office] Treaty series, 1920, no. 12. MUDD Library. Oza45 G5 +A3 1920:12.
  • T. H. Donalson, Diary, 1914 May 2 - Dec. 16 (Canberra: Canberra Pacific Manuscripts Bureau [19--]) 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm. Series: PMB (Series); 967. SML. Film B18661.
  • A Collection of First World War military handbooks of Arabia, 1913-1917. (Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, Eng.: Archive Editions, 1988.) 10v. : ill. ; 26 cm. SML. DS244 C65 1988.
  • Australia. Dept. of Defence, Report by the minister of state for defence on the military occupation of the German New Guinea possessions (Melbourne: Printed and pub. for the government of the commonwealth of Australia by A.J. Mullett, 1922). 24 p. fold. map. 34 cm. LSF. BL27 036.
  • Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas, The Empire at war, edited for the Royal Colonial Institute by Sir Charles Lucas.(London, New York [etc.] H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1921-26), 5 v. illus., plates, ports., maps (part fold.) 22 cm. SML. By91 154.
  • Emil Zimmermann, The German empire of Central Africa as the basis of a new German world-policy, [Deutsche kaiserreich Mittelafrica. English]; tr. from the original German; with an introduction by Edwyn Bevan(London, New York [etc.]: Longmans, Green and Co., 1918) lxii, [1], 62, [2] p. front. (fold. map) 22 cm. LSF. Wright Bk5 216b.
  • The voice of an empire (London: Jarrold & sons, 1915) 2 p. 1., 7-62 p., 1 l. 16x13 cm. Microform. SML. Film B7975:1.
  • Great Britain. Colonial Office, European war. Correspondence relative to the alleged ill-treatment of German subjects captured in the Cameroons (London: H. M. Stationery off., Darling and Son, limited [printers], 1915) 47 p. 34 cm. Series: [Parliament. Papers by command] Cd. 7974. LSF. Bi66 0109.

Detail Map WWI

Detail from map of Europe, 1914. Yale University Map Collection.


  • France. Armée—Colonial force
  • World War, 1914-1918—Africa
  • World War, 1914-1918—Africa, North
  • World War, 1914-1918—Armenia
  • World War, 1914-1918—Arabian Peninsula
  • World War, 1914-1918—Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918—Burundi
  • World War, 1914-1918—Cameroon
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Afghanistan
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa, French-speaking West
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns— Africa—German East
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa, North
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa— Personal narratives
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa— Togoland
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Africa, West
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Cameroon
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Iraq
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Middle East—Gallipoli
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—New Guinea
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Oceania
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Palestine
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Slovenia
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—South Africa
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Tanganyika
  • World War, 1914-1918—Campaigns—Turkey and the Near East
  • World War, 1914-1918—Canada
  • World War, 1914-1918—Caribbean Area
  • World War, 1914-1918—China
  • World War, 1914-1918—East Asia
  • World War, 1914-1918—Egypt
  • World War, 1914-1918—Germany—Colonies
  • World War, 1914-1918—Great Britain—Colonies
  • World War, 1914-1918—Iran
  • World War, 1914-1918—Ireland
  • World War, 1914-1918—Jamaica
  • World War, 1914-1918—Mali
  • World War, 1914-1918—Middle East
  • World War, 1914-1918—New Zealand
  • World War, 1914-1918—Pacific Ocean
  • World War, 1914-1918—Palestine
  • World War, 1914-1918—Papua New Guinea
  • World War, 1914-1918—Réunion
  • World War, 1914-1918—Secret service—Middle East
  • World War, 1914-1918—Senegal
  • World War, 1914-1918—Singapore—Sources
  • World War, 1914-1918—Slovakia
  • World War, 1914-1918—South Africa
  • World War, 1914-1918—Territorial questions
  • World War, 1914-1918—TurkeyWorld War, 1914-1918—Zimbabwe