Monday, 5 March 2012

Faces of the First World War

Continuing the theme on WW1 remembrance, the Great War Centenary Website has launched a flickr site, sharing photos of those who died in the war. The Imperial War Museum is providing these photos every day until August 2014, organising them into a special “Bond of Sacrifice” gallery, depicting the men who fought. The museum is encouraging the public to get involved, urging us to find out more about the people in these photographs through newspapers, museums and archives to help remember these brave men. This is a great example of public history being used in the best possible way – using social media to get people involved in an incredibly important cause. Through this research, we restore some measure of life to them – a name, a hometown, close family – and relate to them as people.

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