Fold3: WWII Draft Registration Card Collection update . “Fold3 has added four new states to our collection of U.S. WWII Draft Registration Cards! The collection now contains cards from Montana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Oregon. The cards in this collection are registration cards for the draft and do not necessarily indicate that the individual served in the military.”
Voxy: Illuminating and commemorating WWI for the modern era. “For the first time in nearly a century, a collection of significant World War I lantern slides belonging to the University of Canterbury (UC) is freely available for the public to view. Designed by the UC Arts Digital Lab, the new Illumination and Commemoration website showcases the digitised lantern slides depicting the construction of New Zealand’s five WWI battle memorials overseas. Featuring an online database and digital exhibitions, the open-access website highlights the work of the architect of the memorials, Samuel Hurst Seager (1855-1933), who was appointed by the New Zealand government in 1921.”
Library of Congress: World War I: A Wartime Clipping Service Update: All 400 Volumes Now Online. “The massive collection, World War History: Newspaper Clippings, 1914 to 1926, is now fully digitized and freely available on the Library of Congress website. The 79,621 pages are packed with war-related front pages, illustrated feature articles, editorial cartoons, and more. You can search by keywords, browse the content chronologically, and download pages.”
Total Slovenia News: First Database of Slovenia’s WWI Military Dead Now Online. Please be warned that the picture included with this article is very graphic. “The first edition of a database of the military victims of the First World War coming from the territory of present-day Slovenia has been finalised, featuring the names of 26,224 people who were either killed or went missing in the WWI campaigns.” The database is currently available only in Slovene, but I found it translated fine.
Eastern Daily Press: Find out if you live in a house that once belonged to a First World War soldier. “A new website has been launched enabling people to search their postcode and find out if they live in or near a house that once belonged to a soldier from the First World War.” I briefly checked out the site, and while there were listings all over the world, most of them were in the UK and Europe.
WSHU: ‘Voices Of WWI’ Brings Connecticut’s Wartime Experience Home, 100 Years Later. “Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A new digital archive, called Voices of World War I, is helping to tell the personal stories of people from Connecticut who fought the ‘war to end all wars.'”
Live Science: Remains of Nazi ‘Flying Bombs’ Uncovered in British Woods. “Project leader Colin Welch told Live Science that almost 10,000 V1 flying bombs were fired mainly from launching ramps in German-controlled Holland against the southeast of England in 1944 and 1945…. Welch and his brother now hope to create an online museum of their v-weapon excavations, which would include 3D models of the recovered artifacts and historical information about the wartime V1 and V2 campaigns.”