The National Archives in London has announced it is putting diaries of World War I British soldiers online. The diaries record life in the trenches for all British military units, which were required to keep official journals daily. The archives hold about 1.5 million pages of these accounts, and about 20 percent of them have been digitized so far.
Some 25 volunteers have been scanning the diaries, which have been available for public view at the National Archives in Kew since the late 1960s. They can contain details that were not allowed to be sent in letters home.
You can read more in an article by Steven Erlanger in the New York Times at http://goo.gl/XyF97b as well as a slightly different article in the BBC News web site at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25716569.