War Diaries Talk


  • Skyletron by Skyletron

    Hello! Quick question about dates. For a date such as 6-7-18 should I assume the European usage (that is, day-month-year)? This date could be read either June 7, 1918 or July 6, 1918.



  • HeatherC by HeatherC moderator

    Yes. The diaries are written by British officers. They would not have used the American format to the best of my knowledge.


  • Jan_Greenslade by Jan_Greenslade

    I have just started a new Regiment but the first page has no dates except the day, how can I find out which month and year it is? Quite a lot of pages have already been tagged by others.


  • wildcatjenny by wildcatjenny moderator

    Hello Jan,

    Just put in the day. (Erase the month and year part of the text in the box at the top of the Date tag.)

    I know how frustrating that can be - but, don't be too worried. The automated analysis will be able to use other dates in the diary to assign a month and year.