The last wishes of thousands of soldiers who died during the First World War and were unseen for a century are being made available online.
Boxes of personal letters and wills, written by 230,000 British Empire soldiers before many went over the top, have been opened after years hidden away.
Europe Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from the battlefields on that direct link from the past with some of the men who never came home:
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We found a tableau of desperation; vast crowds of people pushing and shoving their way forward, away from the continuing bombardment.