Tales of First World War on Your Phone ; New App and Website Allows Users to 'Travel Back in Time' to the 1914-1918 Conflict

By Britton, Paul | Manchester Evening News, July 15, 2014 | Go to article overview

Tales of First World War on Your Phone ; New App and Website Allows Users to 'Travel Back in Time' to the 1914-1918 Conflict


Britton, Paul, Manchester Evening News


LIFE in Manchester during the First World War can now be revealed at the click of a button.

A fascinating new mobile phone app and website offers users a unique trip back in time to delve through the 1914-1918 period of Manchester's history from the comfort of their own homes. The free Centenary Connections app allows phone users to access the war collections of many of Greater Manchester's museums, libraries and archives.

The project is a collaboration between 26 arts and heritage organisations and councils across Greater Manchester, led by the Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays.

There are eight different 'journeys' which guide users around war- related material, letters, images and memorials to create a virtual tour.

The app and website delve into the role played by animals in Manchester during the war - and reveal the story of how three children from Wigan wrote a desperate begging letter to the then Secretary of State for War, Lord Kitchener, asking him to save their pony Betty from a lifetime of labour to help the war effort.

Images of destruction are revealed when on the night of September 25, 1916, the war came to Bolton.

A Zeppelin bombing raid left 13 people dead, nine seriously injured and six houses destroyed. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Tales of First World War on Your Phone ; New App and Website Allows Users to 'Travel Back in Time' to the 1914-1918 Conflict
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.