This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Time Capsule sessions
The Great War Dundee team recently organised two sessions where members of the public could explore the contents of the recently opened GPO Memorial Shrine for the very first time. The time capsule, which was created in 1921, was opened on the 4th August 2014, marking the centenary of Britain’s entry into World War One. The time capsule contained many photographs, newspapers and even letters written by soldiers in the trenches.
Held at the McManus Collections Unit, the Lord Provost and other invited guest speakers read out letters which have been sealed away for the past ninety-three years and added their thoughts and comments. The participants were also given the opportunity to get hands on and have a closer look at the material. Museum curators were also on hand to answer any questions about the contents of the time capsule and the Great War Dundee project.
Both sessions booked out very quickly so we are hoping that we will be able to hold this event again in the future.