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Britain’s World War I Diaries Go Online

Posted by admin on Jan 14, 2014

Britain is recruiting an army of amateur historians to sift through more than 1.5 million pages of diaries written by World War I army officers, published online for the first time 100 years after the conflict began.

Spanning the whole of the 1914-18 conflict, the diaries are the official record of the war by British army units – but deeply poignant testimony can be found among the battalions’ day-to-day accounts of their movements.

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