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Announcement of “Lives of the First World War”

The Imperial War Museum, with various partners, have today announced the Lives of the First World War project. This will be a major centrepiece of the centenary commemorations, providing a means of telling the stories of all 8 million or so people who participated in the war effort for the British Empire (as it then was). This includes those working on the home front as well as though who saw active service. Once the project is live, I’ll be looking at how information from this site can be integrated into it. It will allow the linking of a wide range of sources, medal cards, service records, war diaries, censuses etc along with user contributed items to build the stories of those who served.

There is a short video which explains a little more of the concept: