A few years ago, my aunt made a discovery while cleaning my grandfather’s garage: a small notebook where my great-grandfather had written his memories and thoughts about World War I. We do not know when he wrote it but it is still in great condition.
We decided to digitize it for several reasons. First, this is a way for us to preserve it. Second, we thought it would be a valuable document for anyone, be they a high-school student or a scholar, to learn about the life and the views of a young man, coming from the countryside of Normandy with no proper education and training, and who was sent to fight and kill the enemy as he turned 18. And just as Albert Huet entered the war in 1916, 100 years later, I will share with you his diary.
I am currently working on the transcription as Albert’s handwriting can sometimes be hard to read but as soon as this is done, I will share everything with you.