First World War

The Abode of Madness

The long history of no man’s land, from lawlessness and desolation to hope and regrowth.

Book of Remembrance

A signature in a collection of autographs reveals a story of Indigenous service that extends from Australia to Canada and Trinidad.

Meeting an Urgent Need

The First World War threw widows and their brothers-in-law together, but their marriages were considered incestuous. 

Policing the Ploughs

As Britain faced the prospect of food shortages in 1917, panic mounted. One solution was to redeploy policemen to plough the land.