Thursday, 26 June 2014

The (British) Army Children Archive

The Army Children Archive (TACA) was established to collect, record, preserve and also raise awareness of the unique aspects of growing up as the child of a serving soldier in the British Army.

Check out two Flickr albums of the First World War era:

The Army Children of the First World War: Faces and Families’ consists of a set of photographic portraits of army children and their families photographed between 1914 and 1918. Ten images have initially been posted, after which further images will be added weekly. Any known information about the faces and families pictured, or any clues offered by the photographs themselves, accompany the images. Viewers are invited to fill any information gaps and, if possible, to identify these forgotten faces.
The Army Children of the First World War: a Sentimental View’ displays a selection of First World War-era sentimental postcards and ephemera featuring army children, and children generally. Many of these images were intended to tug at the heartstrings; others, to arouse patriotic feelings; another category reflects, through the prism of childhood, national preoccupations during the Great War. The initial ten images will similarly be augmented weekly.

via tweet from Family Tree Magazine.

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