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World War I Collection

Identifier: MS-92-06
Content Note The World War I Collection contains the diary of an American artilleryman, Charles Daley, of Naugatuck, Connecticut. His entries describe battles and camp life between 1917 and 1919. Many small, unidentified snapshots and other photographs accompany. Other miscellaneous military records, newspaper clippings, and other documents in the collection relate to Charles Gardner Coffin, another soldier from Catskill, New York. Also included is Howard E. Dudley's certificate of honorable discharge...
Dates: 1917 - 1919

World War I Dog Fighting Photographs

Identifier: MS-88-10
Content Note

These celebrated photographs were first reproduced in the anonymous autobiography of a Royal Air Force officer in the 1930s. The author claimed that they were taken with a camera fitted to his aircraft's cabane struts and operated automatically each time the machine-gun trigger was pressed. The photographs are now reported to be fakes; however, they give a good impression of what air fighting might have been like in World War I.

Dates: 1933 - 1985

World War I: Four British Diaries

Identifier: MS-88-33
Content Note Four diaries kept by British soldiers during World War I lend personal and official observations of the operations and strategies of combat. John Errington Lang of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and Machine Gun Corps recorded his service in his diary and officer’s record from 1913 to 1919. Bombardments of the Gaza Strip are described in the war diary of the 97th Heavy Artillery Group with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force. The War Diary of the 41st Brigade, Royalfield Artillery, dating from...
Dates: 1913 - 1919