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    World War I provided a defining moment, as it brought about a significant breach in the course of the contemporary history of Europe and the world, whose lasting and disturbing effects permeated, marked and determined the history of Portugal very significantly. On the eve of its 100th anniversary, in 2014, it is appropriate to identify these impacts, consequences, and legacies, not only in Portugal, but also throughout the World. Among many other aspects, it is important to remember that between 1914 and 1918 more than 100 000 Portuguese soldiers went to war. They fought in Africa and in Flanders, with nearly 40 000 casualties. Almost 8000 men died, many others were wounded; 6000 were reported missing and more than 7000 were taken prisoner...
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Help us identify all the Portuguese who fought in Africa and in Flanders, between 1914 and 1918. Let us also remember those farther away from the war front who suffered the impacts, changes and transformations originated by the First World War.
Join this project, and help us register their names in this memorial.

The Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) is a research unit of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon, evaluated by FCT, which is dedicated to the study, training and dissemination on subjects of Contemporary History in general, and of the Contemporary History of Portugal in particular (www.ihc.fcsh.unl.pt).

IHC, in collaboration with various institutions, is promoting a number of initiatives on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Great War by focusing, in particular, on the Portuguese involvement, and on the impact of the First World War in Portugal.

The Wall of Remembrance is a space open to the participation of all who wish to recall all the Portuguese that either directly, or indirectly, lived the impacts of the Great War.
Pay a tribute to your family member or friend by leaving a message on this infinite wall.

"Europeana 1914-1918), " is an international project aimed at scanning and sharing online contents, funded by the European Union. Its main objective is to provide online the World War I-related contents that are deposited in 10 libraries located in eight European countries. By 2014, upon the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, 425 000 sources shall be available, including books, newspapers, journals, maps, children's literature, posters, flyers, medals and coins.

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Instituto de História Contemporânea da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

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Monday - Friday: 10.00h - 13.00h, 14.00h - 17.00h

We invite all the institutions that are engaged in historiography to join this project so that we can expand the resources shared, and enrich the contact of all citizens with the history of World War I.

Share your stories and memories of the Great War.
The postcard or the letter from a family member, the diary of a soldier, an illustration or objects that they used in everyday life ... tell us the stories and share the memories of those who went to War, or of those who stayed and suffered the impacts of the largest conflict known until then.

World War I provided a defining moment, as it brought about a significant breach in the course of the contemporary history of Europe and the world, whose lasting and disturbing effects permeated, marked and determined the history of Portugal very significantly. On the eve of its 100th anniversary, in 2014, it is appropriate to identify these impacts, consequences, and legacies, not only in Portugal, but also throughout the World. Among many other aspects, it is important to remember that between 1914 and 1918 more than 100 000 Portuguese soldiers went to war. They fought in Africa and in Flanders, with nearly 40 000 casualties. Almost 8000 men died, many others were wounded; 6000 were reported missing and more than 7000 were taken prisoner...