Monthly Archives: August 2015

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War

After gaining an interest in trench journals, the Lit and Phil acquired a trial for the online archive ‘Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War’. The database held a comprehensive selection of scanned First World War material … Continue reading

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Cecil Graham Carter and the Fighting Fifth

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. Starting this is intern and … Continue reading

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A Close Up on Lives: Basil Peacock and George Harbottle and the outbreak of WWI in Newcastle

In the early days of August 1914, Newcastle upon Tyne was a city in the shadow of war. Each person that was there in those days had a unique story to tell and it is fascinating when some of these … Continue reading

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Seven days that changed a city: How the sudden outbreak of European war was felt in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Monday 3rd August, 1914, was far from a usual day in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was a sunny bank holiday, yet the topic of conversation in the streets was of anything but plans for a leisurely trip out of town. … Continue reading

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The cultural and social life of Newcastle during the First World War: My time as a research intern for the Reflections of Newcastle 1914-1918 project

Over the next few months, interns and volunteers on the Reflections project will write a few blog posts to discuss their experience working on the project and some of the research materials they have uncovered. Starting this is intern and … Continue reading

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Project open day – 19 August, 5-7pm

There will be an open day at the Lit & Phil on the 19 August, 5-7pm for a chance to discuss the project with some of the  volunteers and people working on the project. There will be an opportunity to see … Continue reading

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