Two World Wars, Two sets of Flickr 'primary' historical resources
Via BoingBoing came wind of these amazing Flickr photo sets which contain scans of documents created by the Flickr photographer's grandfather while he was incarcerated in concentration camps both in WW1 and in WW2. These things are superb. The grandson explains:
The first issue of the magazine produced inside the WWI camp for English POWs in Germany. My grandfather, Sol Geduld, was the German-born son of a British subject (Harris Geduld) and put in Ruhleben at the age of 8 in the year 1915 where he lived for one year until he was traded with his father in exchange for two German prisoners. See the WW1 artefacts here
One of two notebooks written by my grandfather, Sol Geduld, while in training to become an aircraft inspector, first for Handley Paige and their Halifax Bomber and later for De Haviland and their Mosquito fighter bomber. All of the drawings are his own. He had no formal education after the age of 16 up to this point. See the WW2 artefacts here.
Something worth passing on to your history department colleagues, I feel sure.