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The private papers of Douglas Haig, 1914-1919


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The private papers of Douglas Haig, 1914-1919: being selections from the private diary and correspondence of Field-Marshal the Earl of Bemersyde -  edited by Robert Blake

 

I have been laboriously typing this out and have reached May 1915 and am very happy indeed to find it online at the wonderful archive.org Now I can copy and paste this excellent volume into my notes.

 

Mike

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Fine - but you should be able to get the far more recent (and, more to the point, fuller) version (ed John Boune and Gary Sheffield) for relative peanuts - I suspect for about £6, including postage.

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3 hours ago, nigelcave said:

Fine - but you should be able to get the far more recent (and, more to the point, fuller) version (ed John Boune and Gary Sheffield) for relative peanuts - I suspect for about £6, including postage.

 

I'm sure it's excellent but it won't be possible to 'copy & paste' from it, will it?

 

Mike

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On the other hand, you will be able to check Blake with the updated and fuller version.

 

And, yes, you have guessed it: I misread the typing bit as what you were still doing ... which should teach me to read through the whole thing and make sure that I have got the message.

 

Mind you, I find typing things out means that the content registers in what passes for my mind more strongly.

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1 hour ago, nigelcave said:

 

Mind you, I find typing things out means that the content registers in what passes for my mind more strongly.

 

I agree. It's a very good way of learning. Extremely time consuming though, especially with my two-fingered technique, which, is pretty fast, even though I say so myself.

 

Mike

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