FFHS-NEWS The National Archives calls for volunteers on Twitter
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Tue Nov 23 17:35:50 CET 2010
The following was issued by The National Archives:
Throughout 2010, The National Archives has been bringing the historic events
of 1940 to life, tweeting them 70 years to the minute that they occurred via
Now, we are asking for volunteers from our thousands of online followers to
take over the project next year.
Each tweet links through to an original document which is available online,
allowing people to seek out more detail from the government papers. So far
this year, we have tweeted developments from Chamberlain's government,
Churchill's dramatic rise to power, the loss of France and the 'miracle' of
Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz.
To encourage greater interaction with our historical documents, followers
are now being invited to participate in the running of the feed. From
January onwards, participants can research and tweet extracts from the 1941
cabinet papers, sending 'live' updates direct to a worldwide audience on the
key developments during that year including: Allied victories in North
Africa, the sinking of the Bismarck and the attack on Pearl Harbour.
Interested participants can apply via UK War Cabinet twitter feed.
How to get involved
If you want to get involved, send a tweet from your twitter account to tell
us you are interested to @ukwarcabinet.
FFHS Archives Liaison
archives.liaison at ffhs.org.uk
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