Christmas Run 2017
The Christmas Run 2017 has now ended. Congratulations to our 2 tied winners, Gabriele Kister-Schule and Thomas Lingner, and runner-up, Pierre Meinig. All three of them transcribed a total of 686,718 characters during the course of the month-long Run. A big thanks to our Top 3 and all who participated during the holiday season!
It’s that time of year again, and what better way to spread the holiday cheer than through a fresh batch of Christmas and New Year themed documents to transcribe over the festive season. Even during warfare, the holiday spirit carried on. For those far away on the front, as well as the families left at home, small momentums like postcards, photographs and poems kept their hearts warm during the year’s coldest months. Join us in bringing these warm memories back to life by transcribing and annotating these rare glimpses into the sentiments and festivities of Christmas and New Year 100 years ago.
The Christmas Run 2017 will take place from 20 December 2017 to 20 January 2018
-- an entire month to get into the spirit of the season and discover our great selection of documents.
All documents worked on during this time will be considered as part of the Run.
Highlights of the Christmas Run 2017
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Journal du cavalier Aimé GARCIN du 7ème Régiment de cuirassiers durant la Grande Guerre de 1914 - 1918War diary of cavalier Aimé GARCIN of the 7th Reg. Cuirassiers
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"Mit traurigem Herzen ..." 5 Weihnachten in der FerneChristmaspostcards to Georg Holub at the frontline
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Christmas Run 2016 (Last Year)
And the winners are...
Congratulations to Corinna Pichler, David Gadiou and Sue Bryant, our Top 3 champions of the Run. In recognition of their outstanding effort, our three winners will each receive a copy of HIDDEN STORIES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR by Jackie Storer. The British Library publication brings to life some of the most well-loved stories of Europeana 1914-1918.
We also want to congratulate all of our transcribers for their hard work in this special Run. Together, we have transcribed over 1,600 documents and more than 1.5 million characters in six languages in the short time of a month– what an incredible feat!
Thank you very much to everyone who took part. We also welcomed 80 new recruits during the course of the Christmas Run, with some of them reaching champion level not long after signing up. Their commitment has been very inspiring.
We hope that all of our recruits, runners and champions keep up the great work in the New Year 2017.
Join the Christmas Run 2016!
When war was declared in August 1914, many thought the fighting would be over by Christmas. For many, Christmas was a time of goodwill towards others, a time for family and a celebration of light and peace. But the war was not over by Christmas. In fact, many soldiers spent more than one Christmas away from home.
In the short and dark December days, as the temperatures dropped and the fighting slowed down, families kept their thoughts on their loved ones at the front. Aware that they would be absent from the festivities of the season, soldiers from all across Europe sent seasonal greetings in long letters and on postcards. Many of these personal documents, in different languages, are waiting to be read again.
Bring these unique, heartfelt testimonies back to life by transcribing the letters, notes and poems that were written 100 years ago!
All Stories in the Christmas Run 2016
- Memorabilia of Michael Staunton
- Greetings cards addressed to Miss Stone
- Christmas Day Postcard from Joseph Mahon
- ‘I’d rather have Daddie than Santa this Xmas.’
- Harry Redgen's experience in Burma 1914-1916
- Christmas cards from Christopher Butler
- Last card sent to family in Ireland from William Wilby
- Pioneer Eugene Marshall, Christmas 1916
- Ten Years Ago Today
- Letter 26th December 1914
- Salonika, Best Wishes for Xmas & New Year
- Monique Toye Laborie (contributeur)
- Un prisonnier de guerre et un soldat courageux
- Le Noël 1914 de Marcel Bourguignon
- Lettre de Noël de Jean-Louis Thomas
- Famille Laly
- Histoire de Léon Pothier
- Histoire de Michel-Louis Thomasson
- Verontwaardiging over het Kerstbestand (1914)
- Léonce Desbureaux, voeux de fin d'année à sa femme Clémence, décembre 1914.
- Au combat pour la 1ère fois, le 31 déc. 1914
- A Menu 'Somewhere In France': Father Eddie Cullen
- Kerstkaartjes voor krijgsgevangene Henri Buts
- Un Alsacien dans la guerre
- Auguste Jamin du 28e RI (régiment du Maine)
- Cartes postales du jeune soldat Louis Savel, Metz le 28-12-18
- Fotos und Feldpostkarten von Anton Pausch
- Zeichnungen, Lagerzeitungen und Dokumente aus dem Kriegsgefangenenlager „Camp Handforth“ in England von Wilhelm Jansen-Joerde
- Foto Weihnachts-Glückshafen für Krieger im Felde in Amberg
- Prolog zur Weihnachtsfeier – von Inf. Hugo Fürst
- Feldpostkarte Weihnachten 1915
- Landwehr Weihnachtsgruß 1914
- 11 Postkarten
- Drei handgezeichnete Feldpostkarten
- Tagebuch Nr. 1 (01.06.1915-09.10.1915) von Ernst Schwalm (1854-1924)
- Feldpost der Brüder Georg und Carl Popp
- Kriegszeitungen aus dem Besitz von Carl Popp
- Weihnachtsspende von Gertrud Ehrlich an August Meyer
- Luftskipperen der deltog i 1. Verdenskrig ved både Øst- og Vestfronten
- Un Alsacien dans la guerre
- Cartes reçues de Wilhelm Keller (1873-1920) (armée allemande)
- Feldpostbrief Oswin Arthur Ellrich Weihnachten 1915
- Drie ansichtskaarten en één Feldpostkarte van gebroeders Fischer
- Feldpostbrief vom Soldaten G. Süss an Elsa Brüdern
- Foto - Heinrich Hültenschmidt / Lazarett
- Brief von Johann Nonnenbroich aus Oberhausen (Rheinland) - Weihnachten 1914
Christmas Run Progress
13 Dec 2016 – 15 Jan 2017
- Documents uploaded
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|16 Jan 2017:||184|
Documents in progress
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|16 Jan 2017:||1177|
|13 Dec 2016:||440|
|16 Jan 2017:||1324|