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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The UK National Archives calls for volunteers on Twitter

"Throughout 2010, The UK National Archives has been bringing the historic events of 1940 to life, tweeting them 70 years to the minute that they occurred via twitter.com/ukwarcabinet. 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 To encourage greater interaction with our historical documents, followers are now being invited to participate in the running of the feed.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. If you want to get involved, send a tweet from your twitter account to tell us you are interested to @ukwarcabinet"

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