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Jack tars and Tarpaulins

Jack tars and Tarpaulins

Patronage in the Royal Navy: An Old Flame

In this our third and final post, Doctoral Student Catherine Beck continues to make discoveries in the papers of eighteenth century Admiral, John Markham…

The Illustrated War News No.2

   Uncategorized   July 18, 2015  No Comments

Perhaps not surprisingly in view of the need to keep morale at home high, this was not a publication which aimed to expose the full horrors of war, and there are few photographs of actual combat, although some paintings were based on sketches done at the scene. Losses of warships…

July’s Item of the Month: The WW1 journal and photographs of Commander Geoffrey Middleton Randall Rayne

The WW1 journal and photographs of Commander Geoffrey Middleton Randall Rayne

The Illustrated War News

   Collections   June 30, 2015  No Comments

The Illustrated War News is a periodical published during most of the First World War (12 August 1914 – April 1918) by the Illustrated London News publishing company. As part of my work as a volunteer in the Caird Library, I have been compiling an index of entries relating to…

Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy 1915 – new online database

Tuesday 30 June 2015 – we’re very pleased to announce the launch today of Crew Lists of the British Merchant Navy – 1915, a collaborative project between the National Maritime Museum and the National Archives highlighting the contribution of the Merchant Navy in the First World War. For the first…

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Patronage in the Royal Navy: How to sever a connection

Women and war: The ‘munitionettes’

In keeping with the theme of Women and War this month (see June’s Item of the month), Sonia has been researching the story behind the ‘Munitionettes’… The Caird Archive and Library holds a volume issued in 1916 by the Ministry of Munitions entitled Notes on the employment of women on…

June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

   Uncategorized   June 3, 2015  No Comments

June’s Item of the Month: Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

Caird Library Open Day- 27 June 2015!

Caird Library Open day