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4 August 1914: 1st Battalion War Diary

On this day in 1914, the United Kingdom declared war on Germany. At 6:30pm that evening, the 1st Battalion The Black Watch received their mobilization orders. Pictured below is the original handwritten war diary of the 1st Battalion. This would have … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Second World War Diary

For this month’s object we have returned to our archival collection for inspiration. The object is a diary kept by Lt A Mathers during his time at Stalag XVIII-A, a German prisoner-of-war camp in southern Austria. Mathers, a Yorkshireman, kept … Continue reading

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