As a way to honor the centenary of the Great War, the British National Archives has been hard at work digitizing the WWI diaries of many British military units. The archive has over 1.5 million pages worth of diary entries detailing the day-to-day lives of soldiers during the war. Though they are not what most would consider ‘personal diaries,’ they do provide a wealth of information regarding life in the army during WWI. The first batch of unit war diaries reveals the real-time account of the first three cavalry (WO 95/1096 to WO 95/1156) and the first seven infantry divisions...

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