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Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force

The Edward Hall Diary Collection is one of the most important set of records held by Wigan Archives & Local Studies. Extending back to 1698, the collection consists of over 200 diaries, journals and memoirs, written by individuals from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities and collected by Hall, a veteran of both World Wars and a man with connections to the Wigan area who donated the diaries to the Archives during his lifetime. 287 more words

World War One

15 August 1917

Extract from war diary of LCpl Alexander Saunders, 8th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Stand to 4am. Gunfire 5. Fatigues until 7. 7 to 745 bathing. 8am breakfast. 149 more words

Thomas Davies

Thomas was born in Carmarthen, although I have been unable to confirm details of his birth. At some point he moved to Wolverhampton, as his mother, Rosamond Davies was later living at 65 Lowe Street, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton. 34 more words

Men Who Served

She Was the First Known Poet


Image: Ancient Sumerian bas-relief portrait
The world’s first poet, a woman, is revered by ancient alien conspiracy theorists, but few others know of her, writes this professor of Mesopotamian studies. 533 more words

We Will Remember Them

After reading our tweets asking for people to share their World War One memories with us we’re pleased to share this new story with you all – and again to ask for your help. 594 more words

Norfolk Regiment

The connectivity of oceans and human survival

Business jargon uses SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) to determine decision making. I would suggest this is probably how all humans have approached challenges of survival, but business jargon has encapsulated the process. 2,464 more words

Research Topic of the Week: Mesopotamia 

A weird subject, I know. It started as a curiosity regarding Roman/Israeli culture during the time of Jesus, but the Alafaya library branch didn’t have many books on that particular subject, so Mesopotamia was the next best thing. 281 more words

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