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Steele, Owen
TitleSteele, Owen
Scope and Content of FondsThis diary contains the experiences and attitudes of a Newfoundland soldier in World War I. It consists of diary entries and excerpts from letters that he wrote home to his family. Owen W. Steele joined the Newfoundland Regiment on September 13, 1914, only weeks after the war began. His diary entries begin on - October 3, 1914 while he is in a regimental training camp at Pleasantville, near St. John's. It ends with an entry on June 30, 1916, the night before the Battle of the - Somme (Beaumont Hamel) in which Steele took part. It is a first-hand account of the life of a soldier, one which provides valuable personal insight into the tragedies - and the triumphs, the living and the dying, and the force of character needed to survive on the battlefields of Europe in World War I.
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bert, 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1994
Resource TypeFinding Aid
TypeText
FormatXML
IdentifierCOLL-179
Languageeng
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name114.xml
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