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British National Archives digitises World War I diaries

Britain’s National Archives has begun to digitise the more than 1.5 million pages of World War I diaries in its collection. Most of this comprises official diaries, recording the day-to-day activities of British army units during the war. They include … Continue reading

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An Albanian volunteer in January 1916

Debate about how the UK should commemorate World War I has been hotting up in the UK in recent days. On one side are those who suggest it was a ‘just’ war with Britain occupying the moral high ground. On … Continue reading

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Remains of missing World War I soldier found on Somme battlefield

Remains of a missing World War I soldier were discovered last week near the Ulster Tower memorial on the Somme battlefield. They were found as a mechanical digger was operating as part of plans to improve the parking area and … Continue reading

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World War I trenches may be restored near Sheffield

Remains of World War I training trenches could be restored as part of the Yorkshire city of Sheffield’s commemorations of the Centenary of World War I. The Sheffield Telegraph reports that the trenches were dug at Redmires, to the west … Continue reading

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