Thursday, 22 March 2012

Europeana WW1 roadshow in Dublin

The National Library of Ireland was yesterday the host to Europeana's latest stop on its First World War digitisation roadshow (see

Over 600 visitors - three times the number that turned up in Preston for the English leg - brought mementoes and stories to share for the project. RTE has a story online showcasing one of them - a helmet that was damaged by shrapnel but which saved a soldier's life at the Somme. To view the story visit thanks to @irishrootsmag on Twitter)

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