Friday, August 15, 2014

Web Resources: Banks and the First World War

Barclays employees in uniform during the First World War
A great many websites have sprung up to mark the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. Of particular interest to business and economic historians are materials posted by the banking industry.
    The Business Archives Council has provided one handy list of British banks' commemorative websites, providing links to
the Baring Archives
the Midlands Bank
the Royal Bank of Scotland
    Other banks that have set up commemorative sites include Lloyds Banking Group, the Bank of England, and Barclays. In the United States, the Federal Reserve has posted an essay on "The Federal Reserve's Role during World War I."