Columbus State University: Civil War Goes Digital

Columbus State University: Civil War Goes Digital. “The Columbus State University Archives earned one of the inaugural Digital Library of Georgia digitization grants that will allow online access to the Civil War era letters and documents of General Henry Benning, for whom Fort Benning was named.”

VietnamNet: Students design war hero burial database

VietnamNet: Students design war hero burial database. “The students spent three months seeking information for the database and designing the website, according to Truong Van An, deputy secretary of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union at the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Through the search function, visitors only need to type the full name of the martyr or heroic mother buried in the cemetery. The site will then reveal the martyrs’ birth year, birthplace, day of sacrifice, burial position in the cemetery, and their site of fighting in the war.”

Archives Canada: Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of July 2017

Library and Archives Canada Blog: Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of July 2017. “As of today, 461,575 of 640,000 files are available online in our Personnel Records of the First World War database. Please visit the Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files page for more details on the digitization project.”

Age of Revolutions: Digitization Is The Order Of The Day At The Newberry Library (French Revolution)

Age of Revolutions: Digitization Is The Order Of The Day At The Newberry Library. “Published between 1780 and 1810, the 30,000+ pamphlets of Voices of the Revolution represent an unparalleled corpus of material charting the political, social, and religious history of the French Revolution. For the project, two Newberry collections, the French Revolution Collection and the Louis XVI Trial and Execution Collection, have been digitized in their entirety. The pamphlets are of particular interest to scholars of the French Revolution, but their value is not limited to specialists of French or European history.”

The Guardian: Women’s Voluntary Services records reveal grassroots wartime life [WWII]

The Guardian: Women’s Voluntary Services records reveal grassroots wartime life. “Among thousands of second world war records available to the public for the first time, detailing the activities of more than 1 million women who joined the Women’s Voluntary Services to help with the war effort on the Home Front, there are glimpses of how desperate life was for many among the jolly accounts of mended toys, gloves knitted out of recycled scraps of wool, darned jumpers and cakes improvised from improbable ingredients.”

Alt Gov 2: Newly Released Photos of Nazi Spies and Enclaves in Chile During WWII

Alt Gov 2: Newly Released Photos of Nazi Spies and Enclaves in Chile During WWII. “On June 22, 2017, the government of Chile released 1,500+ pages of documents about the Nazi enclaves in the country during World War II. In the remote southern regions of Chile and Argentina (in other words, the southern tip of South America), Nazis had set up shop to engage in paramilitary training, intercept Allied radio communications, and plan acts of sabotage, including blowing up the Panama Canal.”