British Field Marshal Douglas Haig's First World War diary added to UNESCO register

Posted on centenarynews.com on 09 July 2013
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British Field Marshal Douglas Haig's First World War diary has been added to the UK Memory of the World Register.

This online Register is run by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The diary of the Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force is currently held by the National Library of Scotland.

A press release from the National Library stated that the diary is "vital to understanding some of the key decisions taken during the war. It offers a unique insight into both the conduct of the war and one of the most controversial generals in the British army's entire history".

Date of press release: 09/07/2013

Images courtesy of the National Library of Scotland

Source: National Library of Scotland website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News