British WWI Diaries Digitized

foxnews-operationwardiary‘This diary was written at the start of World War I. It’s one of 1.5 million pages in the archives’ collection. In honor of the war’s centenary, archivists have now begun to make the entire collection available online.

‘”My father very rarely talked about the war, and I think that is common with most of the veterans of the war,” says Brookbank. “The experiences that they went through and the conditions that they lived in were just something that, unless you were actually there, nobody could really comprehend.”

‘Now that the diaries are online, anyone in the world can read them. At Operation War Diary, the British National Archives is recruiting what it calls “citizen historians.”…’

This law should be implemented worldwide
California County Threatens Big Fines For Excessive Christmas Decorations
‘Orange County is threatening substantial fines to one neighborhood over their extreme Christmas decorations. Twenty-one residents in Baudin Circle in Ladera Ranch say they received letters from the Orange County Public Works department, stating that their lights are safety hazards…’

The Fascinating Origins of Popular LRT Stations
‘…Turns out, there’s really more to these names than meets the eye. And thanks to Ateneo student Alfred Marasigan and his humble school project, these awesome facts recently gained the public spotlight once again.

‘Aptly named “HistoRiles“, his senior design thesis was presented in the form of head-turning standees and tube cards to invoke the curiosity within ordinary Filipino passengers. Although it has been gone since February 2013, “HistoRiles” is too noble of a cause for us to simply forget it.

‘To pay tribute to his advocacy, we are presenting once again the 11 LRT-2 stations and bits of wonderful trivia behind them…’

Firecracker blasts injures 14 people
South Cotabato leads in firecracker incidents in central Mindanao
‘The Department of Health recorded a total of 30 cases of firecracker injuries from December 24 to 25 in Region 12, the DOH regional office in Central Mindanao announced on Friday.

‘Jenny Ventura, information officer of the DOH office in Region 12, said South Cotabato accounts for most number of Christmas revelry related injuries.

‘She said South Cotabato had 16 cases while North Cotabato and Gen. Santos City had four and two cases each, respectively.

‘Kidapawan City had a total of nine recorded firecracker injury cases, according to Ventura.

‘Region 12 had more than a hundred injury cases during last year’s Christmas and New Year’s Day revelries…’

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