How many of us really remember what we learned in school about the World War I? I have to admit that I wasn’t much of a history buff in school. I learned what I needed to at the time to get a good grade on a test, in order to get a good grade in the class, in order to advance to the next grade, in order to get into college. I completed all of these tasks and have a Bachelor’s Degree, but I still don’t know enough about history.
In many ways he’s a typical war blogger: William Henry “Harry” Bonser Lamin’s descriptions of grueling battles compete with complaints about cramped quarters and apologies for his irregular updates.
But the postings from the twentysomething English laceworker are from the trenches of World War I — nine decades ago.
His letters are being posted now — 90 years to the day — to the Internet by Lamin’s grandson, Bill. And like Harry’s family at the time, readers don’t know if his most recent update will be his last.
This guy’s blog is a great way to teach us about the past, in a way we can relate to today. So many families have loved ones serving our country — by reading this history blog from the past we can actually learn what it’s like to have a member of the family in the military today.