Telling the home front story

As we move into the second half of the First World War centenary, it is great to see so many projects trying something new and telling the hidden stories of the First World War. Several projects have been exploring what life was like for the people left behind when the soldiers marched to war. From ensuring the nation (and army) was fed to caring for Belgian refugees, these men and women are a vital but often hidden part of the First World War story.

It is often the case that dedicated volunteers find the most fascinating information in the most unusual places. The stories of children skipping school to pick blackberries has been found in school minute books while rare artefacts like a 100-year old bun sent to the trenches (now on display in Leominster museum) have been found in an attic. Please share the unusual locations where you have uncovered the home front story and your top tips for making these lost voices heard.

View Elise Turner's profile Elise Turner Oct 25 2016 - 12:19pm
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