Edinburgh's WWI story goes online

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The story of Edinburgh's contribution to World War I, including accounts of Girl Guides helping M15, has gone online.

The archive shows how Serbian refugee boys were educated at George Heriot's School and how soldiers were taught to cook at James Gillespie's High school.

The Edinburgh University archive shows how ordinary people helped win a war.

Researchers have been working with Edinburgh City Libraries, historians and community groups to compile it.

Businesses, clubs and voluntary organisations have made their records available for inclusion in the archive.

The archive also documents the visit of Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers from the Six Nations Reservation in Canada led by Chief Clear Sky, who requested that part of their duty took place in Scotland....

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