Since February 2013, the European Film Gateway gives access to a growing number of films related to the First World War. European film archives contributing to the EFG digitised considerable parts of their WWI collections in the scope of the EU-funded project EFG1914. In time for the centenary of World War One, in early 2014, all films digitised in the project will be findable through the European Film Gateway.
The films cover different genres like newsreels, documentaries, fiction and propaganda and have to be considered of special importance since only around 20% of the complete silent film production survived in the film heritage institutions. Therefore, the films searchable through the European Film Gateway constitute a crucial part of these remaining moving image records.
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