This group of four collections contains a number of additional features that can help increase engagement with the collections and the history. There is a group of interactive maps accessible through a visual chronology of events that display battle sequences and timelines as they played out across countries and territories. Groups of films and oral histories provide a different access point to the collection materials. Collections of original maps provide coverage of battlefields, trench networks, and areas caught in conflict.
The collection features a a digital walkthrough of multiple sections of a preserved trench network outside of Ypres, named Sanctuary Wood.
There is a large collection of artwork organized by various themes that serves as a visual gateway to the First World War. Themes include: battlefields, women at war, and medical services. There are also collections from war artists including Paul Nash, Olive Maude-Cooke, William Orpen, and Beatrice Lithiby.
Thematic case studies introduce an array of subjects and link to documents and materials found in the collection. Themes include: animals at war, censorship, the Christmas Truce, food and rationing, literature, trench life, trench literature, propaganda, peace negotiations, and charities.