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'The Silence of the Archive' examines not what information is kept but what Is missed out, hidden or misreported and the impact this has on our reading of history.

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Digitised First World War records

We hold a vast collection of documents, letters, diaries, maps and photographs from the First World War, many of which have been digitised and can be searched and downloaded online.