MattyR2895
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I should really know this, being in my second year, but I'm looking at a source written in the 1990s, about something that happened just after WW2, but it is an account from someone who was there at the time, looking back. Does this count as a primary source?
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Yes, but if it is published or edited then be wary about describing it as such - someone else has had an input into its content. There is an enormous difference between an original period source (a diary written in 1949, seen in its complete original form in an archive) and anything that has been 'messed about with' (extracts, edited, cleaned up for publication etc).

Lots of good info here about primary sources : http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/prospectiv...rimary-sources
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