Scarlets and Blues

Volunteers contributing to Scarlets and Blues transcribed data on the stories, lives and interactions of WWI-era staff and soldiers at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The project was led by The National Archives.

This page provides access to the document images for Scarlets and Blues and to the data transcribed by project volunteers. We are hugely grateful to everyone who contributed.

  • View images of records used in the project via The National Archives’ catalogue Discovery. Signed-in users can download digital images for free (at the time of writing).
  • View images of records used in the project via the Zooniverse indices
  • Download the data transcribed by volunteers as zip or tar.xz.

Information on reuse

© Images used in Scarlets and Blues are reproduced by permission of The National Archives. The National Archives does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library.

The National Archives is a government department, which means that all of the material we create is subject to Crown copyright. Data produced by volunteers is available for re-use under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL). This licence allows people to copy, publish and distribute information, as long as they acknowledge its source. It is compatible with the CC BY 4.0 Licence and the Open Data Commons Attribution Licence.

Citation information

Any use of the images or data from Scarlets and Blues should credit 'The National Archives' as the source.