Object of the month – May 2019
For May’s Object of the Month we are beginning to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, 6 June 1944.
We are live tweeting the entries, as they happened ‘on this day’ 75 years ago from an unknown soldier’s ‘Diary of War Experience 1944’ (NIWM:2018.2361) under the handle @Diary1944
What we know about the soldier has been gathered from the diary itself. He landed on Jig Sector, Gold Beach with No. 10 Beach Group and most likely served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Make sure you are following on twitter at @Diary1944 to witness his experiences in Normandy and subsequent campaigns through to January 1945.