The virtual exhibition Experiences of war: The Jock, the General and the Nurse has been created by the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. This online exhibition looks at three very different persons and their experiences during the First World War. The “Jock” is the nickname of the ordinary Scottish soldier, here represented by lance corporal George Ramage of the Gordon Highlanders. You can read fragments from his diary (NLS, MS. 944-947). The general of the exhibition is Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Army. With nurse Mairi Chisholm you meet the wounded and dying soldiers.
The Chisholm Papers (NLS, Acc.8006) can be supplemented by records kept at the Imperial War Museums. More on Douglas Haig can be found in the Douglas Haig papers (NLS, Acc. 3155 and MSS. 28001-). Photographs from this collections in the holdings of the NLS can be found in the digital gallery of First World War Official Photographs. The NLS has also created a Flickr gallery with nearly 2,000 World War One Official British Photographs.