Večen bo na vas spomin - Manica Koman, 1915
Source: Map and Pictorial Collections, National and University Library

Remembering World War I and learning from it

The First World War was supposedly ‘the war to end all wars’, but proved immensely ruthless. It not only affected the soldiers on the front lines, but also took an enormous toll on the lives of civilians, as it turned out to be a total war, deeply affecting civilians, their habits and everyday life. 

One hundred years on, looking at the great events of the Great War offers new challenges, particularly a chance to re-evaluate responses to the war, and to fully present events and phenomena connected to it. More...

Source: Ministry of Defence

Address by Roman Jakič, Minister of Defence and President of the National Committee

The World War fought between 1914 and 1918 left a lasting imprint on human memory. Although the first-hand witnesses of the First World War have left us and even the next generation has few members remaining, the memories persist and the war continues to be perceived as a central experience of the 20th century. More...