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  • UCL History Department

    First world war diaries go online - Dr Clare Makepeace comments in The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/14/first-world-war-diaries-online

  • iain mcbride

    Bloodbath and mudbath Seven stretcher bearers struggle to carry a wounded man to safety in Flanders during the battle of Passchendaele in 1917. Prolonged shelling destroyed drainage ditches and turned the area around the shattered town of Ypres into a quicksand of impassable sucking mud that would bog down wounded men and drown them - Colourised by British photo technician Frank Augrandjean from the Imperial War Museum's archive IWM

  • Linda Hutton

    WW1 diary shared

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