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Get your hearts pumping on the Love Run!

Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but what happened to couples torn apart by war, unknowing of when, or if, they would see each other again? As the First World War raged on, so did the hearts of the husbands, wives, and lovers of Europe. To cope with the separation, many soldiers sent long, romantic letters of to their loved ones back home. Some women waited longingly for their lovers on the field, while others sought companionship with the men left behind. There was love that transcended borders, love that lasted the ages, and love for one woman fought over by two different men. In the Love Run, we present you stories of romance and betrayal, of lust and longing, heartbreak and new beginnings – all the makings of your favourite melodrama, but from real, handwritten sources of real, lived experiences. The Run is not a competition, but a permanent, regularly-updated selection of documents, hand-picked to get your emotions running and your hearts pumping on the Transcribathon. It is part of a bigger effort of Europeana to highlight treasures of textual sources.
Bring the hearts of the men and women of WW1 back to life by transcribing their treasured stories of love.
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Lost WW1 memorial plaque of HMS Laurentic fireman returned to family thanks to Europeana 1914-1918

A lost World War One memorial plaque – once owned by fireman Thomas McGarry who died in the sinking of the HMS Laurentic in 1917 – has been returned to his family decades later thanks to Europeana 1914-1918.

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Latvia
Riga
Community Collection Days & 1st International Transcribathon (premiere)
Sunday 6 November 2016, 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 7 November 2016, 10:00 - 19:00
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Iaşi
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Oxford
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Saturday 12 November, 11:00 - 16:00
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Click here to visit our virtual exhibition SAUSAGES AND CIGARS FOR CHRISTMAS 
Click here to visit our virtual exhibition THE MEN ON THE MEMORIAL 
Click here to visit our virtual exhibition WE KNOW THIS WAR BY HEART 
Click here to visit our virtual exhibition TO MY PEOPLES 
Click here to visit our virtual exhibition UNTOLD STORIES 

Some of the best stories that have been contributed to our project, have been brought together and retold in a compelling way in this book: Hidden stories of World War One