Diaries at war

Recent posts detailing the movements of the Norfolk Regiment in Mesopotamia have drawn heavily on diaries kept by officers from the Battalion, and we’ll be featuring more about these men here very soon.

Diaries make fascinating reading and we’ve just discovered a wonderful new website one which the diaries of Lieutenant James Brierley are being published exactly 100 years on from when it was originally written.

You can read the diary here, and it is a wonderful mix of military observation and personal comment.

If you want to read more diaries from World War One then there Norfolk’s libraries have lots to look through and borrow – here are just a sample!

The War Diaries of a Norfolk Man – William C. Bennett

war diary






Harry’s War – ed. Jon Cooksey & David Griffiths

Harry's war






Edward Hicks: A Pacifist Bishop at War – ed. G. R. Evans







The Diary of A Nursing Sister

nursing sister






A Doctor on the Western Front – ed. John Hutton

Dr West






Drawing Fire – the diary of a Great War soldier and artist – Len Smith

drawing fire


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