WWI diaries made available online

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Around 300,000 pages of First World War unit diaries have been digitised, and “citizen historians” are encouraged to read them in a bid to unearth new discoveries about life at war.

In an “unprecedented opportunity” for both academics and the public, the National Archives is making the first batch of diaries from France and Flanders available online, and once complete it will comprise more than 1.5 million pages - opening them up to a global audience for the first time.




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