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Hi all,

My Daughter is learning about the great war in history class at school.

One of the questions that has been asked, is to portray herself as a soldier in the hours leading upto and going over the top.

Is there any web sites that has soldiers diaries, that she can read as a guide.

Thanks in advance.

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James Brown

Munchkin

The mother site http://www.1914-1918.net/heroes/heroeslist.htm here has many. And as a guide is very valuable for school projects. There are more links for school projects here http://www.1914-1918.net/index.htm.

Regards

James Brown

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munchkin

Thanks,

I have had a look and, although very informative, it does not give actual soldiers accounts of "going over the top".

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Fleur

I suggest that you pop along to your local library and see if you can get hold of 'Deaths Men' by Dennis Winter and 'Forgotten Voices' by Max Arthur as both books have excellent accounts of the lead up to and the event of going over the top.

You could also try some of the links from this site http://www.aftermathww1.com/links.asp

And also visit Toms website, Hell Fire Corner - scroll down to INDIVIDUAL LIVES - RESEARCH AND REMEMBRANCE

http://www.fylde.demon.co.uk/welcome.htm

Fleur

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Borden Battery

Here is a website based in New Zealand that contains examples of two diaries from the Great War. The latter one is my late Grandfather who was born in England but grew up and enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~b...gc_letters.html

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munchkin

Thanks,

Great web site, very informative.

Munchkin

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