In what must have been a significant task, the National Archive has published online thousand of Unit War Diaries.
We have digitised around 1.5 million pages of war diaries so far, and will be releasing them throughout this year.
This first batch of unit war diaries reveals the real-time account of the first three cavalry and the first seven infantry divisions who were part of the first wave of British army troops deployed in France and Flanders, just over 300,000 pages in total.
William Spencer, military records specialist at The National Archives said: ‘Making the First World War unit diaries available online allows people across the world to discover the daily activities, stories and battles of each unit for themselves.’
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