First World War Video Resources

various computer screens showing ww1 logo

Parliament has commmissioned a variety of films to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War. You will find them on this page along with other supporting resources.

Lords Video Series - Stories of the First World War

Lord Wallace of Saltaire

The House of Lords has produced a video series as a contribution to the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War

Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey on entering WW1

Sir Edward Grey

Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey's speech to the House of Commons on entering WW1.

Ramsay MacDonald opposing entering WW1

Ramsay MacDonald's speech to the House of Commons opposing entering WW1.

Lords WW1 debate

The Cenotaph in Whitehall

Members debated the programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, in the House of Lords on Wednesday 25 June.

MPs debate the commemoration of the First World War

field of poppies

MPs took part in a general debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 26 June 2014 on the programme of commemoration for the First World War.

World War One and Parliament secondary resources

Map of 1914 Europe

Explore the role of Parliament as Britain entered WWI with re-enacted speeches, lesson plan and sources.


The Parliamentary estate has many memorials commemorating members of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and the staff employed by Parliament who have given their lives in service of their country at times of war and other conflicts.