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Skipman

Have been looking at the American National Archives Catalogue. Have just scratched the surface but there seems to be a huge amount of material on this site. It's not all online, but there's enough of it available to be worth a good search. The search is quirky, but I dare say when you get the hang of it, it is good enough. Here are a few examples.

 

Somme


Trench Maps

 

Vimy Ridge

 

Beaumont Hamel

 

 

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Skipman

There are five reels of film available here. Links to the actual footage don't work, but you'll figure it out.

 

Click

 

Mike

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Skipman

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Skipman
Posted (edited)

Loads of stuff here, photo, footage, documents and includes 208 panoramas of Ypres (downloadable)

 

Ypres

 

Mike

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DavidOwen

Mike

Thanks for posting it all looks really interesting!

David

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Skipman

Thanks David. it's a bit hit and miss but there's some interesting stuff there, and worth a good rake about.

 

Mike

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Skipman

Oh well, I'm not getting this to work now, just an error message. Anyone else getting this?

 

Mike

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DavidOwen
2 hours ago, Skipman said:

Oh well, I'm not getting this to work now, just an error message. Anyone else getting this?

 

Mike

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Mike

 

Following your links above then I too am getting this error.

Starting from scratch a search for Somme and ww1 in images produces just 1 result. But when I click on it it re-directs me here https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi

 

David

 

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charlie962

I started off ok yesterday but ever since I've had that error message. Frustrating because it was looking very interesting.

 

Have you worked out the referencing? eg when I put in a search word it gives me some microfilm refs. I click on the film but there might be 80 pages. Does the search result indicate which actual page within a film is the one with my keyword ?

 

Charlie

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Skipman
1 hour ago, charlie962 said:

I started off ok yesterday but ever since I've had that error message. Frustrating because it was looking very interesting.

 

Have you worked out the referencing? eg when I put in a search word it gives me some microfilm refs. I click on the film but there might be 80 pages. Does the search result indicate which actual page within a film is the one with my keyword ?

 

Charlie

 

It is frustrating, not sure what's happening with that site now.

 

Re referencing. It's all a bit of a mystery. If ever get back on it, and figure it out, will post. I think it's important to select the "Available online" option, the rest I think is just an enourmous catalogue of all the stuff we can't access without physically going there.

 

Mike

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Skipman

This might make sense to Glen, or you folks with tech skills Click

 

Mike

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charlie962
14 minutes ago, Skipman said:

This might make sense to Glen, or you folks with tech skills

I've tried running this through Google Translate but it still doesn't make sense!

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Skipman
2 minutes ago, charlie962 said:

I've tried running this through Google Translate but it still doesn't make sense!

 

:P

I have emailed them. Let's hope their reply makes more sense.

 

Mike

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Skipman

Looks like it's back on.

 

Mike

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charlie962
5 hours ago, Skipman said:

Looks like it's back on

not for me ?

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Skipman

It's on for me at the moment, not exactly fast, but it's working.

 

Mike

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Skipman

I asked them bout the copyright status of material and received this

 

Thank you for your email.  Generally, photographic and other records copied and provided by the National Archives may be published without special permission or additional fees.  The National Archives does not grant exclusive or non-exclusive publication privileges.  Copies of Federal records, as part of the public domain, are equally available to all.  A small percentage of photographs in our holdings are or may be subject to copyright restrictions.  The National Archives does not confirm the copyright status of photographs but will provide any information filed with the photograph.

If you find the image in our Catalog you can check the copyright by looking at the Use Restriction(s) in the description:


If you find a record you'd like to use, you can download it.  We have a video tutorial How to Download Records for the National Archives Catalog  If the downloaded record is not the dpi you require for your project, please contact the office listed in the Contact(s) of the description.

Proper credit lines are encouraged where appropriate. They also help inform the public about government additional resources that are available.

Examples of preferred credit lines are as follows:

    National Archives photo no. 111-B-4246 (Brady Collection)

    National Archives photo no. 80-G-32500

    Credit National Archives (photo no. 306-NT-186000)

    Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 26-G-3422

    National Archives (111-SC-202199)

 

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charlie962

seems to be working this evening

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Skipman
44 minutes ago, charlie962 said:

seems to be working this evening

 

Yes, a bit slow but working.

 

Just playing with it really. Found American Dead, State by State Click

 

Mike

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charlie962

I've been looking at some of the US Inspection Reports of PoW camps in Germany.

6 minutes ago, Skipman said:

Just playing

 

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TGM
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Yes, it is a well funded treasure trove.  There are some fab. documents covering later periods, e.g., Police Report on Arrest of Rosa Parks.

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Fattyowls

I misuse the phrase treasure trove a lot but this looks to me like one occasion when it is apt. Thanks matey.

 

Pete.

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Skipman
Posted (edited)

You're welcome Pete. Some good footage of Haig and just about everyone else at the Peace Day Parade 19/7/1919

 

The quality of the film on this site is superb.

 

Mike

 

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