Article via BBC News Magazine During World War One up to 12 million letters a week were delivered to soldiers, many on the front line. The wartime post was a remarkable operation, writes ex-postman and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson. Continue reading BBC / World War One: How did 12 million letters a week reach soldiers?
We have just uploaded to the Transcription Desk the longest letter to date! Letter from John Dillon to Lady Elizabeth Mathew, 25 April – 1 May 1916 This letter is from Irish Parliamentary Party leader and MP John Dillon (1851-1927) Continue reading A 110 page letter to transcribe!
The Military Service Pensions Collection contains more than 40 file series, relating to individual applications for pensions or awards, to membership of various organisations (mainly the Irish Republican Army, Cumann na mBan and Fianna Éireann ) as well as administration files and material, offering a vivid Continue reading Release of the Military Service Pensions Collection
It is great to see another fascinating project up and running. The Operation War Diary – Reports from the Front brings together original First World War documents from The National Archives, the historical expertise of IWM and the power of the Zooniverse Continue reading Operation War Diary
Click here to listen to the Women of the Revolution documentary which was first broadcast on 12 April 1971 Donncha O’Dulaing talks to some of the women who were heavily involved in the Easter Rising in 1916. Contributers include Nora Continue reading RTE Radio 1 Documentary: Women of the Revolution
Letters of 1916 Project will be participating in the Genealogy & Family History Day 2014 in Limerick City of Culture 2014. We are looking forward to see you all there! Genealogy Day will be building upon the success of the first Genealogy Day in 2013. Continue reading Upcoming event: Genealogy Day 2014 | Limerick City of Culture
How to contribute to the Letters of 1916 Project? How to set up account online and get started? How to add your letter to the transcription desk? Click on the links below and follow the step-by-step instructions: UPLOAD A LETTER How Continue reading Step-by-step instructions are now online!
A day of talks about the First World War, hosted by the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History. All talks held in the Palatine Room at Collins Barracks in Dublin on Saturday, 1 February, 2014, 10am – Continue reading Remembering World War One in Europe, 1914-2014
Welcome back after the holiday break. We hope you all had a great time! Thank you all for your contributions to the Letters 1916 Project. We are delighted to see so many letters transcribed to date. Last year was Continue reading Happy New Year!