Argonnaute is the digital library of the Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine (BDIC) in Nanterre, France. The BDIC was established in 1914. It houses 4,5 million sources, mainly about the First World War but also more in general about the 20th century, contemporary history, and international relations. ‘Argonnaute’ provides access to over 130.000 sources that have been digitized by the BDIC: prints, archival material, drawings, paintings, photographs, pamphlets, and objects, all dating from the 20th century.

Both basic and advanced search are possible. In addition, it is possible to browse by collection (by selecting ‘Explorer les thèmes’ under ‘Recherche’): history of the BDIC, France in 1870-1914, the First World War, France and Europe in 1918-1939, the Second World War, Russia and the Soviet Union in the 20th century, colonial wars and decolonization, other armed conflicts in the 20th century, ideologies and social-political movements in the 20th century, human rights and minorities, peoples and migrations, and press drawings and photos. Some thematic digital exhibitions are also available.

Images are shown in high definition. They can be downloaded in JPEG format.

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