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‘Somme Tales’ wins international media award

‘Somme Tales’, a multimedia education project by The National Archives in which a stop-motion animation was made by 16- to 19-year-olds, yesterday...

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Journey back to the Home Front with new online resource

Following a year in development, The National Archives launches its exciting new online platform, Great Wharton. The fully-responsive resource brings...

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Voices of the Home Fronts programme announced

The National Archives, together with the Everyday Lives in War Engagement Centre - on behalf of the five national World War One Engagement Centres funded...

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Somme told through newly digitised war diaries

Research carried out by staff at The National Archives into newly digitised war diaries has unearthed information about the men commemorated on two...

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Prisoner of war records now available online

More than 764,000 records of servicemen, women and civilians who were taken captive during the Napoleonic Wars, Crimean War, Boer War, First World War and Second World War have been published online.

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Somme Tales: A unique opportunity for 16-19 year olds

We are looking for 16-19 year old students to work on an exciting summer holiday project to produce a film about the experiences of Commonwealth soldiers...

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Royal Navy First World War Lives at Sea project announced

We have once again joined forces with the National Maritime Museum (NMM) and the Crew List Index Project team (CLIP) to create a new free-to-search database resource relating to all the Royal Navy officers and ratings that served in the First World War - First World War Royal Navy Lives at Sea.

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Works by artist Sarah Kogan to be shown at The National Archives

Changing the Landscape is an ambitious visual arts project by British contemporary artist Sarah Kogan, inspired by a collection of over 180 letters and photographic postcards.

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First World War related baby names revealed

The battles of the First World War were popular choices for names, with 1,229 (75%) of the babies named after battles.

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First World War hospital diaries now online

Diaries of 247 First World War hospital camps, hospital ships, convalescent hospitals and veterinary hospitals are now available to read online. The National...

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Battle of Loos ‘behind the scenes’ revealed

Over 350 Army Headquarters war diaries have been published online by The National Archives to mark the centenary of the Battle of Loos, the first...

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Find out about the chimp who went to war

Discover the extraordinary story of eccentric First World War Commander Geoffrey Spicer-Simson at a free, creative event for families at The National...

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