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WW1 soldier diaries published online

14 January 2014 Last updated at 20:52 GMT

Diaries from British soldiers describing life on the frontline during World War One are being published online by the National Archives.

About 1.5 million pages from soldiers who recorded their lives from the outbreak of war to their departure from Flanders and France will be made available.

The project is part of the government's World War One centenary programme.

Robert Hall reports.