Rare and previously unpublished material held in the Library of Trinity College Dublin relating to the First World War is being brought to a new audience thanks to collaboration between the university and Google.

The "Great War Revisited" exhibition has been launched online at the Google Cultural Institute.

Google has partnered with more than 800 museums, art galleries and archives around the world, to make important cultural material available widely accessible.

The exhibition features 60 exhibits from Trinity's rare books and manuscripts collections relating to the Great War, including recruiting posters, letters, diaries, photographs, videos, pamphlets and artworks. 

Among the highlights is Trinity's celebrated collection of Irish WWI recruiting posters, previously unpublished photographs of the Allied campaign in Iraq and Turkey, as well as letters and diaries from Irish soldiers serving in France, Iraq and Palestine.

Commenting on the launch of the online exhibition Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist, said: "The Library of Trinity College Dublin is delighted to be partnering with Google Cultural Institute on the Great War Revisited online exhibition. Showcasing the richness of First World War material held in the Library, the online exhibition forms part of the Library's commitment to opening up its historic collections for global online access."

The exhibition can be viewed at  https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/trinity-college-dublin-library