Entrenched: pain, suffering and horror for WWI soldiers

In this guest post Dr Lucy Noakes, a social and cultural historian at Brighton University, highlights some of the horrors of the trenches in the Great War.  ‘We must look out for our bread. The rats have become much more numerous lately because the trenches are no longer in good condition. Detering says it is a… Continue reading Entrenched: pain, suffering and horror for WWI soldiers

#PotW – The Great War at Home 3-4 July

Fought across the world, the First World War struck deepest at home. Few neighbourhoods, villages, towns or regions emerged untouched by the global conflict on 1914-18. This year’s Anglo-American conference takes as its theme the impact of the First World War on the locality and local institutions, on the family and social life, and on the… Continue reading #PotW – The Great War at Home 3-4 July