Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Orkney At War (Aug-Oct 1914)

We have a new exhibition! 

"Orkney at War: August - October 1914" is the first in a series of new exhibitions in the Orkney Archive to commemorate WW1. This one concentrates on the first three months and the impact war had on these islands. We show extracts from three war diaries from very different perspectives, an article on the history of the postal service, emergency town council minutes on finding extra hospital accommodation, a plan of a hastily built seaplane station at Scapa, reports from the Orcadian newspaper on the war at home and abroad, and many more archive items.

This exhibition is available to see during Archive opening hours

For those of you who can't visit the exhibition I'll be sharing some of the documents used over the next few months.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could visit the exhibition. I know the general history of WWI. I just read an article in "Archaeology" magazine about how a miniature battlefield was recently excavated in England. I know that the Scottish troops performed very well during the war, and I'm looking forward to your on-going series.



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