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History : Europe: Primary Sources - West

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for European history.

Western Europe


Primary sources from the countries of Western Europe which according to the United Nations are: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands and Switzerland. To find primary sources on Great Britain and Ireland, see the guide for British and Irish history. To find primary sources on World War I and World War II, see the guide for Military history.

Images: 1941 issue of NS-Frauen-Warte, the Nazi Party’s magazine for women, August 1904 issue of French humor magazine & 1945 Dutch poster Nachtmerrie over Nederland