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Virtual Veterans

Your AI guide to a rich collection of  World War I resources

About Virtual Veterans

Virtual Veterans is an innovative venture designed to breathe life into archival treasures about World War I.

State Library of Queensland boasts an impressive repository of World War I artefacts, notably featuring a multitude of personal letters, diaries, and other firsthand accounts from those who lived during that tumultuous era.

Virtual Veterans is an AI-driven chatbot that, when interacted with, assumes the persona of a World War I soldier, named ‘Charlie’. It uses AI techniques and algorithms to provide a guide to rich collections of resources from State Library of Queensland, Trove (Queensland digitised newspapers) and the Australian War Memorial.

Frequently asked Questions


Using Virtual Veterans

Ask a question

Virtual Veterans answers your World War I questions. Not sure where to start? Use one of the topic suggestions in the chat to start the conversation.

Submit your feedback

Virtual Veterans is an evolving project and your insights will assist with improving the chatbot experience.

Save it for later

Copy your chatbot transcript or use Export Cards to export a reference list for future exploring or reading.

Resource Language Disclaimer

Users are advised that resource materials may contain culturally sensitive descriptions which may not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Annotation and terminology which reflects the creator's attitude or that of the era in which the item was created may be considered inappropriate today.

Information security

Virtual Veterans is GDPA SOC2 compliant. No personal information is requested by the Virtual Veterans experience but question submissions and responses are reviewed for the purpose of improving chat results and the Virtual Veterans experience.

Supported by Gina Fairfax AC and Tim Fairfax AC through the Queensland Library Foundation