Gertrude Jennings: Human Comedy Human Conflict

Barry Edwards has been researching the life and work of playwright Gertrude Jennings. She was a successful writer whose plays have been unjustly neglected since the peak of her fame in the first thir...

The National Kitchens movement in Devon

Dr Julia Neville is an Honorary Fellow in the History Department at Exeter University, and serves on the Council of the Devon History Society.    In 1917, as food shortages started to make an impact ...

Postcards from the Centre – Did you know?

Did you know that during the First World War women workers at E. Day & Co.’s straw hat factory in St Albans produced 750,000 tropical army helmets? Contributed by members of the St Albans Home Fr...

Bushey’s German Connection

Dianne Payne led the HLF-funded project, Bushey during the Great War: a Village Remembers. She recounts here the story of Bushey’s artistic colony, which was closely associated with the Bavarian pain...

Food and the First World War in Germany

Contributed by Dr Helen Boak In August 1916 a group of soldiers’ wives wrote to the Hamburg Senate demanding its support for a peace settlement: ‘we want to have our husbands and sons back from the w...