Double Deuce | April 1917| Woodhouse discharged | That's a lot of scalps
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Operation War Diary is the newest crowdsourced science effort from Zooniverse, cataloging WWI British soldiers' war diaries from the Western Front.
Participants can help tag dates, locations, people, and events from 1.5 million pages of war diaries from the Western Front.
Entries range from the uneventful (October 24 | PONT DU HEM | 5:30 am | Occupied same position. Did not fire all day
) to the eventful (A & B cleared the village and the regiment eventually captured the convoy in the wood about a mile on after it had been headed back by a returning movement of 12th Lancers. In all 200 prisoners
Operation War Diary follows many other citizen science projects from Zooniverse, including, previously, on MetaFilter:
, which crowdsources identification of African fauna
, where you can classify sea stars, scallops, sea stars, fish, rocks, sea stars, sea stars, sea stars, and whatever else is on the ocean bottom (sea stars)
, transcribing WWI Royal Navy weather logs
, transcribing andcient Greek texts
, for identifying objects on the surface of the Moon
, classifying objects in deep space photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope