The National Archives Tweets World War Two in Real Time

January 8, 2010 at 10:00 am 2 comments

by Alec Patton

WWII propaganda poster (http://www.psywar.org/sibs.php)

This is really cool: since 1 January, the national archive has been tweeting war cabinet papers in real time, starting with 1 January 1940.

So, on 3 January the archives tweeted  ‘Report circulated on Jewish paramilitary organisations operating in British-run Palestine http://bit.ly/7M39uw’  and today, about an hour ago, they tweeted ‘Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax presents an analysis of the main themes in Nazi propaganda at the beginning of December http://ow.ly/TgKO’.

If anyone says to you ‘isn’t twitter just a place for people to tell the world what you had for breakfast?’ you can now inform them that Twitter is the place to go for the latest on the most important international news of the 1940s.

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