26 May 2009

A treasure trove of First World War photographs

The UK Independent publish, for the first time, newly discovered photos showing allied soldiers on their way to the Somme.

You can read the full story of how these images came to be taken, recovered and restored here, along with a link to view many of them.

Some of the more interesting photos, including one with a Canadian military insignia on one of the buttons, are here.

Thanks to M. Diane Rogers for the tip. Diane has a longer posting on her CanadaGenealogy, or, "Jane's your Aunt" site.

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