Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Hist. 4350W-World War I (The Great War): Diaries/Personal Accounts

Dr. Miranda Sachs (Fall 2020)

War Poet Diaries Published Online

The diaries of war poet Siegfried Sassoon have published online for the first time.

The archive of 23 journals and two notebooks of poetry has been digitized by Cambridge University, which bought the collection in 2009.

Until now only Sassoon's official biographer - Max Egremont - has had access to the complete 4,100-page archive due to its fragile state.

Librarian Anne Jarvis said the war diaries were of "towering importance".

The journals, which are made freely available online, offer a unique insight into life on the front line during World War One.

Bibliographies of Personal Narratives