Australia: Crowd-sourcing will bring Anzacs of WWI closer

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    Australia and New Zealand are crowd-sourcing World War 1, and making the records of every single citizen who served in the Great War available to the public through a single website. The site will serve as a collection point for not only official information, but the kind of personal info that's so important in showing and recognising the sacrifices made by the thousands of young men who served their country.

    Launched this week by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at the National Archives of Australia (NAA), the site 'will crowd-source photographs, anecdotes and personal histories to flesh out Australia's collective narrative of World War I'.

    "This website takes our understanding of WWI beyond bayonets and bully beef into the heart of each Anzac, to the individual experience of those who served and also of their loved ones who waited to welcome them home," said General Cosgrove, a former chief of the Australian Defence Force.'

    The Discovering Anzacs is the most interactive web portal ever offered by the NAA. The project is a joint one with Archives New Zealand and also has details of munitions workers and Australian internees of German descent.

    Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act...ar-i-story-20141028-11cv6w.html#ixzz3HW8zaeCF

    The 'Discovering Anzacs' website can be found here: http://www.discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/
     
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