Great War Theatre

By using this website, you signify that you have read and accept these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use the website. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add to or remove any of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

1. Licence

The intellectual property rights in the Great War Theatre website and its underlying database are owned and controlled by the Great War Theatre project.

The audio, video, text, images, or other material made available on the website by the Great War Theatre project are either protected by the copyright of third parties, are the copyright of the Great War Theatre project, or are materials which are in the public domain.

Where content is marked as public domain you are free to use the material as you wish, although we ask that you credit the Great War Theatre Project as the source. All other types of material may only be used in line with a relevant licence or other terms of use granted by the copyright holder. Where content is from the British Library (e.g. digitised images from the Lord Chamberlain’s collection) you must credit the British Library as the source according to the citation guide. For more information about copyright on the Website please see our reuse guidelines, which should be read in conjunction with these Terms of Use.

You are permitted to access, print and download extracts from this site on the condition that any use of the material must be accompanied by:

  1. a full source citation;
  2. the appropriate attribution to the author; and
  3. any relevant licence terms (e.g. indication of the appropriate Creative Commons licence)

For more on citation see here and for guidance on licence terms see here.

The site may not be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the express permission of the Great War Theatre Project.

The Great War Theatre project reserves all rights not expressly granted in these terms.

Commercial exploitation of in-copyright images provided on this website is prohibited without licence from the archive, library or other body or individual which holds the rights to the image. If you wish to obtain reproduction rights please contact the relevant rights holder directly.

Unless otherwise indicated, commercial exploitation of the design and content of the webpages, including use by television programme makers and examination boards, is prohibited without licence from the Great War Theatre project. If you wish to obtain reproduction rights for this material, please contact us.

2. Service Access

Whilst the Great War Theatre project shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, it will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to this site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of the project.

3. Liability

Whilst the Great War Theatre project shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, it shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of this site or from the inability to use this site, or from the use of any information contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such information.

The Great War Theatre project reserves the right to change, modify, add to, or remove any of the content of this site at any time without prior notice.

Part of this site may contain material submitted to the Great War Theatre project by third parties. Third parties are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this site complies with international and national law. The Great War Theatre project will not be responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material submitted by third parties and reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any material submitted.

Any arrangements made between you and any third party named on this site are at your sole risk and responsibility.

4. Hyperlinks

The Great War Theatre project accepts no responsibility for the availability or content of any site to which a hypertext link from this site exists and they make no warranty, express or implied, in respect of such sites. The links are provided on an ‘as is’ basis.

5. Linking to us

You may provide hyperlinks to the website and its pages without the prior written consent from Great War Theatre project. Such hyperlinks must display the relevant page in the same form as this Website, without amendment or framing.

6. User contributions

Contributions to the database are regularly moderated. The Great War Theatre project retains the right to publish, delete, edit or otherwise modify submitted material, and to include it in any media now known or later developed. Publication of any material remains at our sole discretion.

Content contributed by contributors to the project will be owned by the individual contributor. Contributors agree to grant a non-exclusive perpetual royalty-free worldwide license to reproduce that content in any format under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v4.0 Licence. The Great War Theatre project does not accept liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and nor are we responsible for its content and accuracy. Contributors agree to indemnify Great War Theatre project in full and permanently against any liabilities or costs we incur as a result of publishing material submitted by them.

Submission warrants that any submissions are the original work of the person making the submission, to which they own copyright and any other relevant rights. Material considered potentially libellous or defamatory, or potentially in breach of copyright, will be deleted.

Any material considered to be commercial or spam will be deleted.

Contributors who violate these terms and conditions may be suspended or banned from contributing.

7. Notice and takedown request

The Great War Theatre project will, upon notification, consider removing any material from the website on receipt of a complaint. To submit a complaint, please contact us at

Grounds for complaint

Complaints include contact from the owner or representative of the owner with intellectual property rights in all or part of the resource; the creator of all or part of the resource who has moral rights or any individual or organisation who believes that any of the material held in the Great War Theatre project database/website is in some way illegal.

Complaints will include notice of:

  • unauthorised use by reason of reproduction and/or making available the protected material
  • breach of the moral right (e.g. paternity/integrity/right not to have work subjected to derogatory treatment)
  • issues on grounds other than copyright and/or related rights (e.g. defamation, breach of confidence, data protection)

On receipt of complaint

On receipt of the complaint, the project will make an initial assessment of the validity of the complaint and will acknowledge its receipt. Where the complaint is valid and to be pursued, the content that is subject to complaint will be temporarily removed from the database/website pending an agreed solution. Great War Theatre will then contact the contributor of the material and inform them that the item is subject to complaint, under what allegations and they will be encouraged to assuage the complainants concerns. Great War Theatre will spend a reasonable amount of time attempting to resolve the problem by mediating between the complainant and the contributor. All attempts will be made to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably to the satisfaction of both the complainant and the contributor.

If a resolution is found through mediating between the parties, this will be enacted/initiated. This will involve one of the following outcomes:

  • the resource need not be changed (the resource is replaced in Great War Theatre website/database)
  • the resource is replaced in Great War Theatre website/database with changes or made restricted access
  • the resource must be permanently removed from Great War Theatre website/database

Date updated – 3 July 2019 (v.4)