Anonymous learning in class said...

our class is learning about WW1 and how it was.
was he living in the trenches the whole time?

2:13 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a wonderful website
aamazing how you kept these letters all these years.

we are learning about this at school.

he really spent all those days in a trench!?

Harry would spend no more than one day in every three in the trenches.
There would be a few days and nights in the trench and then they would
swap with another unit. Chance to rest and clean up. Maybe a bath! BL

Blogger Train Stories said...

I am interested in the connection between solders and the places they came from. Using the train station they traveled from and the destinations they arrived.

using the train station allows me to map and track our stories such as:

WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier

8:45 PM

Blogger Ms. Anderson said...

Thank you for creating this blog. I have my students create a family project and one of the components is comparing their life to their great grandparents or great great grandparents using primary documents. This will be one of my future resources. Thanks again!

5:36 PM

Blogger Eugene said...

My son Jeffrey and

My father was injured on that day in 1917.My son Jeffrey wanted to see where his grandfather was injured in 1917, so we flew to Belgium to I attend the New Zealand 90th commemoration of the Messines battle 7th June 1917 where the New Zealanders took prominent part.

We are very grateful that you are publishing the diary for it gives flesh to the histories and correct the myth that it was a glorious war. we lost in the war 40 % of our menfolk between the ages of 18 and 24.

Congratulations and thanks.

11:06 PM

Anonymous JimSack said...

One of my relatives died in 1914 in France. His name is on a monument in his home village, the village whence my ancestors came to America in 1855. His name was Ludwig Sack, from Arzberg in Oberfranken. Judging by the number of names on the monument and the population at the time nearly every young man from Arzberg died in Flanders...Choose your politicians well...they are as dangerous as any plague.

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