Tuesday, December 4, 2007

WWI: Experiences of an English Soldier

WWI: Experiences of an English Soldier is a fascinating site. It tells the story of Harry Lamin.

Harry was born in August 1887 in the East Midlands of England. In 1917, at the age of 29, he joins up as a private to fight in the First World War. During his service, he writes letters home to his brother and sister.

Harry's grandson is publishing the letters exactly 90 years after Harry wrote them. It begins with his first letter, written from training camp on February 7, 1917. The letters are released on the date it was written. Harry's story unfolds letter by letter and readers must wait for the next letter to learn Harry's story and his fate.

The 411: This site is fascinating and highly addictive.

Read Harry's Story at: http://wwar1.blogspot.com/

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