It’s that man again…

Very busy start to January, moving house as well as working on various offline projects. Hence the prolonged silence. But I’m back, newly Mac equipped, and hence more cool than ever.

Something that I’d like to get going over the next few months is a list of local history sites dealing with Britain in the Second World War. Whether supported by local authorities or not, a lot of historians – professionals and non-professionals – have made primary sources accessible online. First up on that roll of honour has, I think, to be Steve Johnson’s remarkable ‘cyber heritage’ site, and the work he has produced off it, particularly in relation to Plymouth. Where else -other than working through car boot sales by yourself – would you come across private collections like this? Steve’s motto is ‘content over style’: but when the content is this good, I think it becomes stylish in itself. The site contains a lot more than just World War two related material – there are also sources for British history from the nineteenth century through to the present day.

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