Trench diaries 

Many of the combatants of the First World War recorded the daily events of their experiences in the form of a diary. Featured are previously unpublished diary extracts, along with personal account by nurses and chaplains.

Read and help catalogue war diaries held in the online project, Operation War Diary, run by The National Archives and Imperial War Museum

Letters from the Front

The Imperial War Museum holds about 7,500 personal letters written during the war, some of which can be read here: