Monday, February 4, 2008

Reliving History

What a great idea for a blog. A British man is posting all of his grandfather's letters, written while he was a soldier during World War I, exactly 90 years to the day since each was written. His grandfather's name was Harry Lamin.

The letters are posted without editing or spelling corrections. Just to give you some perspective, Harry's son, who was an infant when his dad went off to war, is now 90 and lives in a nursing home in England.

Keeping up with this blog would make a great history project for young homeschoolers.


Pte Harry Lamin said...

Sorry, but you've got it a year wrong!

The first letter was written February 7th 1917. Not 1918.

The first letter was posted a year ago so you have some catching up to do.

Harry has been through Messines Ridge and Passchendaele and is currently on the front line in Italy.

Barbara Frank said...

Thanks for pointing that out---I've deleted the last sentence of the post.

I was thinking this is 2007 :0
And here I was proud of myself for not having written 2007 on a single check since New Year's.....