Conducts research and collects data on the global history of labour, workers, and labour relations

The First World War

War brings out the worst in people, but can also lead to social change.

  • The full text of a lecture on the Great War given by Leo Lucassen, IISH Director of Research, to 'de Stichting Oorlogsgraven Oegstgeest' on November 11th 2014 (attached, word document).
  • The Web Presentation 'Refugees in Holland 1914-1918' is about Belgian civilians, British marines, German deserters, and Russians escaped from German POW camps who were sheltered in the Netherlands. Materials from IISH collections.   
  • The War and Peace Collection Guide presents a list of archives and documents pertaining to the Great War in IISH collections

August 1914 'German Dog gets a Lesson'. On the Eastern Front, the Germans initially had to retreat and leave Eastern Prussia to the Russians. The Russian Army celebrated this triumph by issuing this poster. Call no BG D29/672

8 December 2014