City News: Maclean’s prints thousands of different covers for 100th anniversary of WWI’s end. “Next month’s Remembrance Day marks a century since World War I ended, and Maclean’s Magazine has put together an ambitious project to honour each Canadian killed in the fighting. The latest issue has 66,349 different covers — each one with a name and a story, plus one for the Unknown Soldier….An online database allows readers to look up the attestation papers of the person whose name is on their cover.”
The Scotsman: The Royal Scots bring history into the present with digital archive. “Edinburgh-born James Fleming was only 22 when he was killed in battle in Belgium on October 14, 1918. The son of Archibald and Jane Fleming, of 31 Nelson Street, was a lance corporal in the 11th battalion of The Royal Scots during the Great War. The young soldier is one of 11,313 names memorialised on The Royal Scots digitised Roll of Honour that has been collated in honour of the centenary of the end of the First World War. Colonel Martin Gibson is the commander of the larger digitisation project, of which the roll is the first stage, which will eventually see the whole of The Royal Scots archive online.” I could not find the actual address of the Roll in the article, maybe I missed it. You can find it at http://straylight.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk/royalscots/ .
Villanova University: Content Roundup – Third Week – August 2018. “Newly digitized this week are more issues from one hundred years ago (1918) from Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper covering the US war effort. The front covers of all periodicals was closely controlled and laden with propaganda as can be seen on the above ‘Hearts of the World’ illustration from the June 15 issue with the heart of Germany is pejoratively depicted. Other items this week include several story paper issues and the first digitized issue of the young adult ‘Lone Scout: a real Boys’ magazine’ – the house periodical of the Lone Scout movement – which later merges into the Boy Scouts; this issue – from January 1918 – depicts an adolescent boy knitting to support the war effort.”
Library and Archives Canada: Database of 620,000 First World War personnel files completed to mark anniversary of Canada’s 100 Days. “August 8, 1918, is commonly known as the beginning of ‘Canada’s 100 Days’ — when the Canadian Corps spearheaded attacks that became known as the Battle of Amiens, a major turning point that led to victory in the Great War and the Armistice of November 11. To mark the centennial of the end of the First World War and the heroic and tragic events that led up to it, we are pleased to announce the completion of the digitization of all Canadian military personnel records from the Great War.”
Arkansas State Archives: Archives Launches WWI Digital Exhibit. “Joining with the Department of Arkansas Heritage’s campaign to commemorate 100 years since World War I and to remember Arkansans’ efforts during the conflict, the Arkansas State Archives has launched ‘Arkansas in the Great War,’ a three-part online exhibit chronicling the state during this period.”
Dorset Echo: Divers remember sunken First World War ship. “As part of the centenary of the First World War, different projects have been set up to commemorate those involved in the war effort. One of which is a four-year project by the Maritime Archaeology Trust. The project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, coincides with the centenary to raise the profile of the fallen ships in and around our seas, rivers and estuaries. South coast wreck sites, which include merchant and naval ships, passenger, troop and hospital ships, ports, wharfs, buildings and foreshore hulks, have often been unrecognised…. The final result of this project will be an accessible database which will provide all the information regarding the shipwrecks.”
State Archives of North Carolina: New Additions to North Carolina in World War I Digital Collection. “As part of the statewide World War I commemoration, we have digitized 60 additional materials from the Military Collections and Private Collections of the State Archives of North Carolina. Most of the additions to the World War I digital collection are selections from the collections listed below.”