Findmypast weekly update

Prisoners of War Sound Recordings 1916-1918
Linked from the British Library’s website,  56 audio recordings of British prisoners of war. Featuring various accents and dialects, all soldiers recite the Passage of the Prodigal Son. You may find notes on their trade, family life, religion, place of origin and the date they were captured.

Prisoners of War, General Correspondence, 1915
Sourced from The National Archives, series FO 383, this collection consists of official documents, reports and letters, offering a glimpse into the treatment of First World War prisoners of war in Germany. You could maybe discover information on the treatment of prisoners and the concerns raised by their loved ones back home. A total of 1,184 records.

British Rolls of Honour and Nominal Rolls, First World War
An additional 251 records for Coventry are now in this collection. You may find birth year, details of the previous occupation, and more information on their time serving in the military, and perhaps a photo of your ancestor.

Newspaper additions this week include War Pictures Weekly and the London Illustrated Weekly, 1914-1916.


3 Replies to “Findmypast weekly update”

  1. Where is the link to the British Library recordings? It’s probably staring me in the face, but I’m missing it.

  2. I’d like to see the WWI sound recordings you mention here.

    Last year I watched the 2012 BBC Sound Archive documentary “How the Edwardians Spoke”, which featured recordings of British POWs, made by two German linguists. Same recordings?

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