Soldiers on the front line in France and Flanders saw their fight as the only legitimate one. But in Britain, the mobilisation of the domestic workforce was integral to winning the First World War.
First World War
The finished Menin Gate memorial, unveiled on 24 July 1927, recorded 54,896 British and imperial soldiers who died at Ypres between 1914 and 1918, and whose bodies were lost.
Fifth in line to the throne, Karl I was not expected to become the Habsburg emperor. By the time he did, in 1916, it was already too late for the crumbling empire.
The long history of no man’s land, from lawlessness and desolation to hope and regrowth.
A signature in a collection of autographs reveals a story of Indigenous service that extends from Australia to Canada and Trinidad.
The First World War threw widows and their brothers-in-law together, but their marriages were considered incestuous.
The sobering story of the Indian Labour Corps.
The ‘Angels of Mons’, a short story written in the earliest days of the First World War, became an enduring symbol of British providence.
The global crisis wrought by the First World War prompted the birth of free mental health care.
The First World War offered new opportunities for enterprising female doctors.