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GM1914 blog explores the First World War in archives across Greater Manchester

Posted  20 February 2017 in News   Projects and Resources  
By Liz Robertson
Manchester 5th Regiment in France c. Wigan and Leigh Archives

Across Greater Manchester, volunteers, archives and local studies services are remembering the impact of the First World War on local communities, by exploring the archives, discovering and sharing stories on the GM1914 blog.

The blog is a joint volunteer project, led by the Greater Manchester Archives and Local Studies Partnership, which has been active for over three years. Stories will continue to be published throughout the centenary period.

Research so far has uncovered a huge variety of stories, including bandits, heroes, diary extracts, prisoners of war. Visit the blog to find out more.

And if you live in the Greater Manchester area and would like to share a story, please email your interest to

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