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Soldier's WWI letter blog online
Harry Lamin's letters
Mr Lamin wrote letters to his sister and brother
The grandson of a World War I soldier has posted his grandfather's letters from the trenches on an internet blog - 90 years after they were first written.

Harry Lamin, who was from Awsworth in Nottinghamshire, wrote to his brother and sister from Italy in 1917 and 1918.

His grandson, Bill Lamin, decided to make the letters public to mark the 90th anniversary of WWI.

Mr Lamin said the aim of the blog was for people to experience what his family felt, waiting for news.

"I just had this idea of publishing the letters as a blog, a sort of diary," said Mr Lamin.

"I put them on the internet exactly 90 years after he wrote them.

"We [the reader] are in the position of his family, waiting for the next letter or a note from the War Office saying he's been killed.

"That's really the point of the whole blog. We're as close as we can be to his family, waiting for the next bit of news."



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