Video: World War One wills go online

The last wishes of thousands of soldiers killed in the First World War and unseen for a century are being made available online.

The wills of 230,000 British Empire soldiers written in their own hand have been placed on a new website allowing families and historians to view them for the first time. About 5% of the wills contain a treasure trove of personal letters penned by the soldiers and intended for loved ones back home but which were never posted.

World War One wills go online

World War One wills go online