Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Memories of WWI

This is what every history-minded person dreams of: a British woman inherited a mass of family papers and found her great-grandfather's diary from World War I. It seems her ancestor was also skilled with pen and ink, as these sketches indicate:

and this page describing the Christmas truce in 1916, when the British and Germans allowed each other an unmolested holiday dinner:

On top of these skills, the soldier - Lt. Kenneth Wootton, tank driver - was decorated for gallantry and devotion to duty. I hope the entire work finds a publisher soon.

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