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We’re turning small excerpts from the soldiers letters that we found in the archive at the Lancashire Infantry Museum into tweets. Tweeting daily from @homingpreston

There is something interesting about the context of a tweet, sometimes its digital format overrides the historical nature of the source. Sometimes the language does date what is said, but at other times the description of a sensation or a view could have been written yesterday, and speaks to us now.

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