Thursday, April 24, 2014

Europeana 1914-18

Europeana, the new multi-cultural, multi-format web site for the preservation and sharing of European culture has a new collection,  the Europeana1914-1918. It deals with the First World War and
 allows "the national collections of libraries to sit beside personal stories and treasures and important film archives." 

Here is a sample item, a digitized scan of a post card sent by one World War I German Army soldier, Adolph Hitler to Karl Lanzhammer.
"Two days after the soldier Adolf Hitler wrote this postcard to his comrade Karl Lanzhammer telling him about a visit to the dentist, he wrote another one on 21 December 1916 about the painful visit, where he claims 19 of his teeth were extracted."

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