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There are hundreds or thousands of personal accounts of the war online, whether on large sites like Europeana 1914-1918, national libraries and archives, or individual diaries transcribed and posted online through small local projects. The challenge is to link these personal accounts by creating links from the individual who wrote them to their military unit.

In this phase of the project, the aim is find a personal narrative - a diary, letters, memoirs or images - for each military battalion or regiment in the Allied Armies.

Have you got a few free minutes to take on a small research challenge?

Getting started is easy:

  1. Take one of the personal diaries, letters or memoirs listed
  2. Match its author with a regiment or battalion. Sometimes you can find them just by googling their name, sometimes it'll require sleuthing through World War One records
  3. Send in the results via this form or edit the wiki directly to add their diary to the relevant battalion or regiment page

Other ways you can help

If you've got a diary you want to add now, search for their regiment or battalion - if the page doesn't already exist you will be prompted to create it. If you're not used to wikis, use this form to suggest a link. You can can also click on any red-linked page name to create that page.

Don't worry about doing it perfectly, any help is better than none and it's easy to gradually improve wiki pages!