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 http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/major-ww1-digitisation-events-in.html).

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 http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2012/0321/media-3234751.html(With thanks to @irishrootsmag on Twitter)

The Irish Independent has more coverage at www.independent.ie/national-news/families-rewrite-the-history-of-war-with-mementos-3058039.html

Chris

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