2566FW: News from The National Archives | November edition
- Nov 8, 2013
News from The National Archives | November edition
Another War research avenue.
Welcome to November's enewsletter
Every 11 November, we pause to remember the men and women who have fought and died in conflicts across the globe since 1914.
With the approaching centenary of the First World War, there has never been a more appropriate time to research this war and the people involved. Today we are launching a dedicated First World War portal, bringing together all of The National Archives' First World War resources in a single place. This portal will develop as we release more plans for our centenary programme, and we'll announce the details in this newsletter.
We are also pleased to announce our plans for a series of events to support and celebrate the exciting nationwide Explore Your Archive campaign, including some very special behind the scenes tours of The National Archives.
First World collections online
Explore some of our most popular First World War record series, including medal card indexes (WO 372), prisoner of war interview records 1914-1918 (WO 161) and RAF Officers' service records (AIR 76).*
From January 2014 we will be launching even more digitised record series, including the unit war diaries (WO 95).
My Tommy's War
Our My Tommy's War blog series follows members of our staff as they research their First World War ancestors. Let their stories, ranging from a death that inspired a moving painting and the tragic story of a soldier gassed in northern France, help your own research. This month, read about a a lad who died in Boesinghe. Can you help fill in the gaps about what happened to the Hampshire Regiment on 6 July 1915?
The First World War in words
Choose from a wide range of First World War titles in our bookshop. Get an extra 10% off when you quote '100YEARS' at checkout.***
Explore Your Archive
19-23 November, Kew
We are pleased to support the nationwide Explore Your Archive campaign with a week-long series of events delivered in association with the Friends of The National Archives. The week culminates with a day-long event on Saturday 23 November, including behind the scenes tours of The National Archives and the premiere of a series of films inspired by our records. Book your place on a behind the scenes tour now to avoid disappointment.
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