Tuesday, 14 January 2014

WW1 diaries placed online by National Archives, Arthur's letters

For Sidney Roundwood, and anyone else interested in WW1 history and wargaming.

Via the BBC:
Diaries from British soldiers describing life on the frontline during World War One are being published online by the National Archives.
Events from the outbreak of war in 1914 to the departure of troops from Flanders and France were recorded in official diaries of each military unit.
About 1.5 million diary pages are held by the National Archives and a fifth have been digitised so far.
The diaries are linked from here.

Also popping up today is a site called 'Arthur's Letters', a complete archive of letters home from the front by Arthur Dease, a volunteer ambulance driver under the French Red Cross, to his mother. Some fascinating reading.

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