Contributions are invited to the first "virtual conference" on this topic - History by people who were there.

Curated contributions may be added here and at tagged "Military Memoirs"

The first contribution, already published, is two letters from a Royal Navy officer written a few days after the Battle of Jutland.

Other observations on military careers anywhere in the world - in English - would be welcome.

These might be autobiographical (of any length) or written from recollections of those who were there serving their countries.

The ordinary aspects of military careers, not just those that make it to the history books, are particularly sought.

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We'll get them published as soon as possible