The Prime Minister gave this speech at the Imperial War Museum in central London on 11 October 2012.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Ed West’s column on the controversy surrounding the celebration of the WW1 centenary in Britain.
2017 still a little to far off for those of us in the United States, and the war not as etched in our memories. Yet this debate will come here too, and it will be an important one.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Digitized diary of mother of a First World War soldier preserved online - Ireland's Technology News Service
I expect will see more history online as we get closer to the 2014 centenary.
A digitized diary written in 1916 offering a candid and poignant insight into the life of families of Irish soldiers during the First World War and the turbulent events of the 1916 Rising has gone live.
The Diary A Family at War: Mary Martin’s Diary, 1 January – 25 May 1916 is an online resource developed and produced by students on Trinity College Dublin’s M Phil in Digital Humanities and Culture, and the Digital Arts and Humanities PhD in UCC, using a manuscript treasure from the collections of the National Library of Ireland.
Martin, a widow and mother of 12 children, living in the affluent Dublin suburb of Monkstown, began a diary shortly after she received official word that her son Charlie, a soldier with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was missing in action on the Salonika front.
She wrote in her first entry on New Year’s Day 1916: “Since I heard you were missing as well as wounded, it has occurred to me to write the diary in the form of a letter. We hope to hear from you soon. Till then cannot communicate with you & later on when you read this it will you know what has been happening.”