Mémoire des hommes intends to provide access to digitized documents and data from the archives and collections held by the French Ministry of Defence. Various types of sources are available, sorted thematically:
- Conflicts and operations: First World War; Second World War; Indochina War; Korean War; Algerian War, battles in Morocco and Tunisia; other theatres of operation; war graves.
- French presence in the world: India Companies; Armées françaises au Levant.
- Individual careers: ‘registres matricules de la garde impériale et de l’infanterie de ligne.’
- Materials and equipment.
- Collections: Ministry collection; object of the month.
Within each category various subcategories can be found. Many different databases with names are present, mostly regarding the 20th century. There are also some digitized atlases (in high definition), dating back to the 18th century. Additionally, there are images of wars from the 17th century onwards.