Following on from last week’s post about The Centenary of The Great War. The historian in me makes me want to share this fantastic opportunity to commemorate a fallen soldier from this period.
Europeana 1914-1918 is collecting material from across Europe. Visit the webpage http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en#sthash.aU57Vzzw.dpuf
Once at the webpage you can created an account and share pictures, letters, postcards and souvenirs items. In fact anything that relates to the First World War. Also there is a chance to share a story or details about those affected by adding it to the Online Story Collection.
By visiting the Explore page http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/explore you can see examples of other submissions. You never know, you may find a family connection or two!
But Europe is not alone in hosting such a project. There are similar examples across the rest of the globe, Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium and the United States. To see the various projects and many, many links to some great information visit http://www.greatwar.co.uk/events/2014-2018-ww1-centenary-events.htm#projects
Furthermore, there are a series of podcasts that can be listened to via the First World War Centenary page http://www.1914.org/podcasts/
Have you been inspired to perhaps research a fallen family member? Are you planning to submit any details to the various projects? Do leave a comment
Until next time!
Julie Goucher is a Surrey girl, transplanted in Devon, where she lives with her husband and Border terrier called Alfie. Julie has a real passion for history and genealogy, antiques and book reading just to name a few. She can be found on her blog Anglers Rest. Read more of her guest posts here.